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Bible Writers Spoke from God - Bible Study Minute - July 14, 2017

  • 2017 Jul 14
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Bible Writers Spoke from God
by Matt Brown

"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."  (2 Peter 1:20-21)

Crosswalk.com Contributor Matt Brown writes,

“Scripture is not fanciful tales, or incorrect history. It is pure, true and trustworthy because it has come to us from our faithful God. Archeology has consistently proven the accuracy of the Bible, and all doubt cast on these points by secular society fall flat to the honest scholar. There is far more evidence pointing to the accuracy of the Scriptures than we could ever fathom possible.

The Bible is not just nice words from men. It is not simply the oldest and most accurate history book. It is not just the bestselling book of all time, packed with wonderful stories.

The Bible is God's words to us today, and everyday. God has spoken, and is now speaking through the Bible.

The Bible is wisdom, peace, comfort, correction and direction for your tomorrow. The Bible is the life-blood of the Christian, drawing them ever closer to Christ. The Bible is the greatest Book in all of humanity, and our greatest potential opportunity to know God more.”

According to the NIV Zondervan Study Bible,

“…the human authors of Scripture did not think up what they wrote on their own; God is the origin of what they prophesied. Humans used their own word, and those words were just what God wanted them to use.”

What Peter is telling us in this passage is that we can be assured of the holy inspiration of Scripture—that though these words were written by human hands they were sovereignly inspired and put in place by God. God is the true Author of the story, and we can trust His Word.


Editor’s Note: Portions taken from the article, “5 Scriptures That Will Super-Charge Your Bible Engagement,” written by Matt Brown. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved. Originally published on Thinke.org {think eternity}. Used with permission. For more information on the NIV Zondervan Study Bible click here.


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