PROBABLY THERE IS NO OTHER SUBJECT INSIDE THE SCRIPTURES THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT to us at this moment than our subject for today, ”Is the Bible True?”
Let us turn in the beginning to II Timothy 3:16. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction and in righteousness.”
Prior to this then, the declaration given to Timothy was; ”Know this; that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of themselves, boasters, covetous, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, Unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, fierce, despisers of those who are good. Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. Therefore thou from a child, thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through Faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
The significance in these passages is that it was given unto a household and unto a race. It was given to a people who had the capacity to respond to such areas of distinction, and in the course of this declaration we discover that the pattern of the inspiration and the proper use of the Scriptures for doctrine was advocated.
Let us go back into the Book of Deuteronomy and we discover that God, in His declaration, had bestowed upon the Children of Israel a volume of documents and of records. He gave them the Scriptures and their scrolls. He gave them an area of precise and clear inspiration. And so, we read in Deuteronomy, chapter 33; concerning this man of God, this man Moses blessed the Children of Israel before his death and he said to them: