How do you explain the Bible? What do you think of it? Do you despise it
or revere it? Do you reject it or follow it? Today’s attached devotional
will help you figure these things out. 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.
“The way I see it, there are three possible sources of the Bible. First, some kind of evil spirit (i.e., the devil) could have given us the Bible in order to deceive us. This possibility, however, does not make sense. Why would an evil spirit give us a text that first makes itself the adversary and ultimately teaches us how to overcome evil? Second, the Bible could be the exclusive work of men. This possibility raises a related question: What kind of persons would have written the Bible? If evil men wrote the Bible, they fall into the aforementioned category of something that is illogical. They have written a text that brings them nothing but condemnation. On the other hand, if good men wrote the Bible, they have made claims about God that are not true, which makes them not good men but evil men. The third and final possibility is that the Bible could have come from God through men. This is the only solution without internal moral conflict.” [Voddie Baucham, Jr., The Ever-Loving Truth, (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2004), p. 151]