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We know that scripture and the bible are acknowledged to be the word of God to be revered as issuing from him and as having his authority.

Scripture is our sole authority (Sola Scriptura) and I defend scripture vigorously.

  • All the words in the bible are God’s words.
  • To disbelieve or disobey any word of scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.
  • Our final authority is written scripture, not academic speculations about background topics.
  • The Bible is the inerrant word of God.
  • The Bible is sufficient. That means that Scripture holds all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly.

As we know from the Apostle Paul, All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

So, what does it mean that scripture is sufficient?

We can define the sufficiency of Scripture as follows: the sufficiency of Scripture means that Scripture contains all the words of God we need for salvation, for trusting him perfectly, and for obeying him perfectly.

This definition emphasizes that it is in Scripture alone that we are to search for God’s words to us. It also reminds us that God considers what he has told us in the Bible to be enough for us and that we should rejoice in the great revelation he has given us and be content with it.

Significant scriptural support and explanation of this doctrine is found in Paul’s words to Timothy: “From childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15). The context shows that “sacred writings” here means the written words of Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16). This is an indication that the words of God that we have in Scripture are all the words of God we need in order to be saved: these words are able to make us wise “for salvation.” This is confirmed by other passages that talk about the words of Scripture as the powerful means God uses to bring us to salvation (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23).

Source: Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Second Edition. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2020), 152.

The Holy Bible is not only inspired. The Bible is sufficient. The Bible is sufficient for all things in faith and life. No revival of true religion was ever released in mass-converting power unless there was a rise in the teaching and preaching of the Word of God. So, let us attend to these important questions about who wrote the Bible with a humble, teachable heart, that says, “Master, write Your Word upon my heart.” Thus, the Book of Common Prayer’s wonderful petition:

BLESSED Master, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

(The Book of Common Prayer).

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The question remains, “Not merely ‘who wrote the Bible,’ but who will listen? And who will follow the living Word of the Bible, Jesus the Messiah?”

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