The Doctrine of Scripture
2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Peter 1:19-21: “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
The Three In's of the Bible
- Inspired – The words of the Bible are the very words of God, such that to disobey or disbelieve any word of Scripture is to disobey or disbelieve God.
- Inerrant – "Being wholly and verbally God-given, Scripture is without error or fault in all its teaching..." (see source). This is a logical consequence of number 1 above.
- Indispensable – Scripture is not given to a select few but to all God's people so as to be "thoroughly equipped for every good work".