Ladies, I hope you will consider joining me April 7 & 8 at the Defend: Answers for Women conference in Florence, KY. I will be speaking on one of my favorite topics, the sufficiency of Scripture.
The Bible: Who Could Ask for Anything More?
Do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God? Most Christians would rightly affirm that they do, and they should, because Scripture itself testifies to its divine authorship (Ephesians 6:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13). Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) and must necessarily reflect the character of its Author. The Apostle Peter described the Word this way:
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (2 Peter 1:20–21 NAS)
The very character and origin of Scripture means that it is authoritative. God is the sovereign Creator of all, and therefore has authority over all things. His words are final and they stand for eternity (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33; 1 Peter 1:24–25). He has spoken fully and finally in His Son (Hebrews 1:1–2), and it is the closed canon of Scripture that reveals Jesus Christ to us.