Tomorrow night at 7:30pm EST we hold the tenth lecture on the Biblical basis for the theology we call the Providential Preservation of Scripture. Lecture 10 considers one of the key passages on the Doctrine of Inspiration found in 2 Timothy 3:16. Lecture 10 is a continuation of the previous session on 2 Timothy 3:16 including whether the adjective “inspiration” should be rendered in an active or passive sense.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 and 2 Peter 1:19-21 are the primary passages on the locus of Scripture’s inspiration describing its Divine source. Focusing on God as the author of inspired Scripture, the 1647 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1, Section 8 speaks of inspiration being “immediately inspired”: “The Old Testament in Hebrews (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which at the time of the writing of it was generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and, by his singular care and providence, kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentical.” That is, God is the primary author of Holy Scripture, the writers, the penmen of the immediately inspired text.
Don’t miss this important study of the ramification and significance of the preserved word in 2 Timothy 3:16 tomorrow night at 7:30 EST.