Second Timothy 3:16 declares the inspiration of Scripture. “Inspiration” is the translation of a Greek word that literally means “breathed”. Every word of Scripture has been “breathed” from the mouth of God!
The inspiration process, by which God worked through the writers of the Bible to produce an inerrant writing, is a mysterious process because Scripture doesn’t explain explicitly how it happens. However, we have a glimpse in 2 Peter 1:20–21. “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” This passage speaks of scripture’s origin. Scripture did not originate with man, but with the Holy Spirit, who “moved” upon the authors to write it (v. 21). “Moved” is the translation of a sailing term that describes the effects of wind as it blows upon a ship’s sails and moves it through the water. In the same way, the Spirit moved on the writers of the Bible to deliver the Bible in the language of men. The human writers of the Bible knew they were writing God’s Word, and they did so with authority. Often they referred to one another as writers of Gods divine revelation (2 Peter 3:15–16).
Consequently, we can be assured that what Scripture says is what God says. It’s His counsel to you, so you can study and obey it with full assurance that it is true and will never lead you astray. Old Paths Bible Chapel meets at 107 East Calvert in Karnes City. Sunday School for all ages begins at 10AM. Family Bible Hour begins at 11:15AM. Please call 830-780-4440 for more information.