The authority of the scriptures


B. 2 Timothy 3:15-17

1 All scripture is PROFITABLE for:

a. The way of salvation

b. Doctrine (teaching)

c. Reproof (conviction)

d. Correction (how to fix it)

e. Instruction in righteousness (how to keep it fixed)

2 That the man of God may be perfect (Complete)

3 Throughly furnished

4 Unto All good works

Do We Have All Things?

1 Christ's words will judge us John 12:48

2 John 14:25,26

a. He shall teach you all things

b. And remind you of all things

3 John 16:12-15

a. He shall guide you into all truth

4 Matthew 28:19,20

a. Teaching Christians to observe all things

5 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

God the Father

Jesus the Christ

Holy Spirit


Word of reconciliation (Bible)


6 Acts 20:27

a. I declared all the counsel of God

7 2 Peter 1:2-4

a. Hath given unto us (apostles) all things (see John 14:26)

b. That pertain to life and godliness

c. Great and precious promises given unto us (apostles)

d. That by these (all things, promises) ye might be partakers.

8 1 John 1:1-4,7

a. That which we have seen and heard (John 14:26) declare we unto you

b. These things we write unto you that your joy may be full

9 1 Peter 1:10-12

a. The things inspired by the Holy Ghost were preached unto you

Alternatives To Biblical Authority:

1 The Pope

2 Modern Revelation

3 Anarchy

4 If we are to believe that only part of the Bible is applicable today, who shall we elect (allow) to decide what portions are and what portions are not applicable?

5 How can we know what is and is not `right' in our society today?

6 What is the Bible good for? How do we know that?

E. Other Related Passages:

1 You received the Word of God...from us 1 Thessalonians 2:13

2 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17

a. Hold that which you have been taught by word, epistle...

b. And establish you in every good word and work.

3 Psalms 119:105

a. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path

4 Psalms 119:97

a. O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

5 Psalms 1:1-3
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of the sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."

6 1 Corinthians 10:1-11

a. These things happened to a tribe of nomad slaves (Jewish) in a wilderness approx. 2000 years before the coming of Christ.

b. They were living under a different covenant.

c. It's stated purpose was for application to the lives of Gentile Christians in the Metropolis of Corinth.

7 2 Timothy 3:15-17

a. Timothy, a mixed-breed Jewish Christian, traveling as an evangelist, was told to use the scriptures (specifically the Old Testament) in his life.