Paul, that blessed apostle, said that the Holy Spirit spoke by Isaiah, for example.
As for the writings of the New Testament: we are told that the word which the apostles preached was "not the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God" (1 Thess.2:13); that "the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord" (1 Cor.14:37); etc. Both the Old AND the New Testaments were "given by inspiration of God"! Holy men were instruments in the hands of a sovereign God, who moved them to give out his very Word.
Miraculously, supernaturally, the Bible was written. Every word that God wanted men to have is in the pages of the Bible. It is complete, and perfect. It is described as "that which is perfect" in 1 Cor.13:10, which Paul prophesied would come; and it was completed with the completion of the book of Revelation (Rev.22:18,19). We have every word of God in the Bible! Each one given by divine inspiration. This Book is, truly, like no other. From Genesis to Revelation, it is "Thus saith the LORD." With complete confidence it can be said that the Holy Scriptures "are able to make" a soul "wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus"; and that, once a person is saved, the Scripture "is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Tim.3:15-17).
Shaun Willcock is a minister of the Gospel. He lives in South Africa and runs Bible Based Ministries. For other pamphlets (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages news articles, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website, or write to the address below. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ electronic mailing list, please send your details.
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