The Bible is full of warnings against false teachers who twist words to make them sound like the truth but who speak nothing but lies. Today’s devotional exposes one way they seek to fool God’s people. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
“I hear folk declare Scripture inspired and in the next breath say that it misleads from time to time. I hear them call it infallible and authoritative, and find they mean only that its impact on us and the commitment to which it leads us will keep us in God’s grace, not that it is all true.
“This is not enough for me. I want to safeguard the historic evangelical meaning of these three words (inspired, authoritative, and infallible) and to make clear my intention, as a disciple of Jesus Christ, to receive as from the Father and the Son all that Scripture, when properly interpreted…proves to be affirming. So I assert inerrancy… I think this is a clarifying thing to do, since it shows what I mean when I call Scripture inspired, infallible, and authoritative. In an era of linguistic devaluation and double-talk we owe this kind of honesty to one another.” [J. I. Packer, Truth & Power: The Place of Scripture in the Christian Life, (Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1996), p. 50-51]