Are the scriptures really God-breathed?

wordofGod active{2 Timothy 3:16} ‘All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’ .This text here tells us that the scriptures don’t just contain God’s Words; the scriptures are God’s Words.
1st century Romano-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who was a non-Christian historian of the first century, said, “The rabbinical teaching was that the Spirit of God rested on and in the prophets and spoke through them in that their words did not come from themselves; but from the mouth of God and they spoke and wrote in the Holy Spirit. The early church was in entire agreement with this view”. Despite the human instruments God used, the scriptures are just as if God had spoken them directly.
Let’s examine this text {scripture} in more detail below:
The word ‘doctrine’ implies systematic or organized information or beliefs. God’s Word has to be the foundation of all our belief systems and therefore the basis of all our refuting of error.
The word ‘reproof’ means, “to confute, admonish”.The New International Version translates this as “rebuking.” God’s Word is profitable for rebuking sin and error.
‘Correction’ means “restoration to an upright or right state; improvement of life or character” .Correction might involve reproof but is a step farther. It not only exposes the wrong which is rebuke, but it brings the individual receiving the correction to a better state which a rebuke will not always do.
There are two types of righteousness. The Word of God is profitable for instructing us in both these types of righteousness. It will teach us about our right position in Christ which is a product of our faith in Him. And it will teach us how to relate to our fellow man with right actions.

 

Glory to God!
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