Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 1, Paragraph 8.
“…and the New Testament in Greek (which at the time of the writing of it was most 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; so as in all controverises of Religion the Church is finally to appeal unto them.”
Isaiah 8:20. What does it mean for the law and testimony to have “dawn” or “light”?
It is amazing to think that for millennia, the Scriptures have always been God’s revelation to us in written form. There was no point in time when the Scriptures were not inspired by God. Notice how the Confession says “immediately inspired by God”. It was God’s Word from the moment the ink touched the scroll, and it is still God’s Word today.
Not only have the Scriptures been inspired since their inception, they have been preserved from generation to generation. This should show us how much we ought to value Scripture. God has ensured that it would stand throughout time, so that we among many might be able to read and understand what His will is. Scripture will still be inspired and preserved for those who come after us.
We do not need to have any mistrust concerning Scripture. God keeps His Word.
Questions to Consider
- Have you ever wondered at the preservation of God’s word?
- Have you ever considered studying Koine Greek (the language of the New Testament)? Why or why not?
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