In this frequently asked question (FAQ) in the bible, we are going to answer: what does it mean all scripture is given by inspiration of God?
But before we do so, let’s outline the bible verse where we draw out this question.
Bible verse about all scripture is given by inspiration of God.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:16-17.
The meaning of all scripture is given by the inspiration of God.
In a very simple sentence, all scripture is given by the inspiration of God means that the bible was not written according to human knowledge, wisdom, or even intuition.
Whatever the authors of all the biblical passages wrote down came as a result of their being inspired by God.
Why God inspired men to write the bible.
From our bible verse about all scripture being given by the inspiration of God, we can draw out 4 points about why God inspired men to write the bible and they are:
- Instruction in righteousness.
Now let’s briefly explain the above points one after the other.
This is a set of religious beliefs that can be found in the various Christian denominations. Which means that before one starts any church, he must use the scriptures to formulate the doctrine. That is to say, his doctrine must not be their own idea or man-made.
This can be seen as a blame or dissaproval. Which goes to say that whenever a Christian sees anyone doing anything contrary to the scriptures, they must never approve of it.
Every other time we will get to see fellow Christians doing those things that the scripture says should not be done, and when that happens we must draw them to those portions that forbids such actions and help them correct their errors.
4. Instruction in righteousness.
From the scriptures, we will see those things that one must do to remain righteous. And we must use those things to instruct, both ourselves and our fellow Christians.
And all the above steps or actions are meant to equip the man of God to fulfill all the righteous purposes the scripture demands.
As a matter of fact, we must make the scripture our number one priority in life if we want to be the people who wants God to use us for every righteous purposes.