So who really wrote The Bible? Did God come down from Heaven to place His words on paper? Absolutely not! But God’s inspiration is in EVERY word written.
If we read 2 Timothy 3:16 we see:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (KJV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, (NIV)
This verse doesn’t say “some scripture” it says “all scripture“! God inspired the approximately 40 authors of The Bible to write His words so that future generations could experience what God wants us to know.
The verse also tells us why The Bible was written, it is profitable for doctrine – To teach the will of God, and to point out Jesus Christ till he should come. For reproof – To convince men of the truth; and to confound those who should deny it, particularly the Jews. For correction – For restoring things to their proper uses and places, correcting false notions and mistaken views. Instruction in righteousness – For communicating all initiatory religious knowledge; for schooling mankind. All this is perfectly true of the Jewish Scriptures; and let faith in Christ Jesus be added, see 2 Timothy 3:15, and then all that is spoken in the following verse will be literally accomplished.
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