Summary: Paul revealed to Timothy that Scripture is a gift of God’s inspiration. What Christian tenets arise from the gift of God’s inspiration? If “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” then We must Believe...
If SCRIPTURE is INSPIRED...
VBS Theme verse:
2Tim. 3:16a--“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God...”
2Pet. 1:20-21—“knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
The Scriptures are absolutely essential to who we are as Christians.
Paul revealed to Timothy that Scripture is a gift of God’s inspiration.
All Scripture is a gift of God’s inspiration.
What Christian tenets arise from the gift of God’s inspiration?
2 major tenets of God’s gift of inspiration.
If “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” then We must Believe...
1. CREATION from Nothing—Gen. 1-2 Believe it!
2. JESUS SAVES—Jn. 14:6 Believe it!
a. Jesus’ DEITY (Mk. 2:7-12, Jn. 1:1, :14, :18; Heb. 1:1-4)
b. Jesus’ SUBSTITUTIONARY , VOLITIONAL, ALL SUFFICIENT SACRIFICE (2Cor. 5:21; Isa. 53:4-5; Mk. 10:45; Jn. 3:16)
c. Jesus’ RESURRECTION (Rom. 4:25, 1Cor. 15:12-19)
d. Jesus’ MEDIATION(1Tim. 2:5-6; Acts 4:12)
If you do not believe these things then you are still in your sins!
1— If “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” then We must Believe...
CREATION from Nothing(Gen. 1-2)
Gen. 1:1—“In the beginning God created the heavens & the earth.”
To create is to bring about absolutely from nothing at all.
“Created”—arb baw-raw’—1) To create, shape, form. Strong—(absolutely) To create; (qualified) To cut down (a wood), Select, Feed (as formative processes):-- Choose, create (creator), Cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).
Not—ruy yaw-tsar’—To Form, fashion or frame.
Man was formed from what God had already created.
The creation account of Scripture(God’s testimony) includes the creation(God’s decision) of a period of darkness coupled with a period of light which is termed a Day. So that the very first Evening(Night) & Morning(Day) were “the first day”(1:3-5).
God created everything within 6 of these “days.” It is presented from a standpoint of people on earth.
Day 1)—Light & Days(:3-5)—Supernaturally sustained until the 4th day.
Day 2)—Firmament of the Sky/Heaven(:6-8)—Atmosphere around the earth proper & beyond(See :17).
Day 3)—Dry Land & Oceans; Grass, Herbs & Trees(:9-13)—Earth & Seas & Self-sustaining Grass, Herbs & Trees.
Day 4)—Sun, Moon & Stars(:14-19)—Lights in the heavens for dividing Day & Night & for signs & seasons & for days & years. Time-keeping instruments.
Day 5)—Ocean life & Birds(:20-23)—
Day 6)—Land life(:24-31) & Creation finished(:31—2:1)—Domestic, Beastial animals & Mankind.
Day 7)—God rested from His work of Creation(2:2-3)—The day is Blessed & sanctified.
Don’t try to force the Scriptural account of creation into a humanistic mold, just so you can reconcile the two. They are incompatible!