THE WORD . . . God Cannot Be Separated From His Word
by Pastor Derrick Jackson on May 6th, 2012

THE WORD – God Cannot Be Separated from His Word

2 Timothy 3 : 10 – 17  NKJV
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Bible is the Word of God.
 
There is an increasing move afoot to separate God from the Holy Bible.
 
In this move, a move involving unbelievers and some who profess to be Christians,

- They say that The Bible IS NOT the Word of God
- They say that The Bible CAN NOT BE the Word of God
- They say that The Bible, as a whole, promotes HATE, MURDER, CLASSISM, SEXISM, WAR, BIGOTRY
 
- They say that God, IF He is who they believe God to be as they understand the Scriptures, CAN NOT be connected to many of the ideas and doctrines found in the Bible.
 
- They say that God is LOVE, and love does not tell a people to go to war with another people.
- They say that God is TRANSCENDENT ONLY, and is completely uninvolved in the affairs of you and I.
- They say that God created all people, and would never require a person to change because of their gender preference or lifestyle, because after all, God made me that way. 
 
THE BIBLE SAYS IT’S WORDS ARE FROM GOD  (v. 16)   
 
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
 
The Word is God-Breathed (ruach = Holy Spirit)
God says I Cannot Be Separated from My Word because it came from me. 
Scripture:       graphē pronounced " grä-fā' "     =          A Writing, Thing Written Down
Scripture:       The "All Scripture" referred to verse 16 AT THE TIME the Apostle Paulspoke was what we call the Old Testament

The WORD OF GOD is BREATHED by God and also BENEFICIAL.

THE BIBLE IS BENEFICIAL 
 
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
 
Profitable (dōphelimos pronounced “ō-fe'-lē-mos” =  PROFITABLE (NKJV))

We BENEFIT through FAITH in the Word of God and its consistent application to our daily living.

ALL that is spiritually beneficial to us HAS TO COME FROM GOD

God does not list anything of material benefit in this list. 


Profitable (dōphelimos pronounced “ō-fe'-lē-mos” =  PROFITABLE (NKJV))
For (pros  pronounced “pro's”   =   communicates the idea that this fits with that)  
Doctrine      fits with Profitable   =   Teaching & instruction of the elders of the Faith
Reproof       fits with Profitable   =   Conviction of One’s Sinfulness
Correction   fits with Profitable   =   Correction, improvement of life or character
Instruction  fits with Profitable   =   Instruction which aims at increasing virtue in thinking,
in Righteousness                                feeling, and acting - by correcting mistakes and curbing passions as you walk with God. 
 
The Bible is Beneficial AND It's Benefits Come from the God who is Sovereign, able to BE Judge and Savior of Our Souls.  When we maximize the profitability of our connection with God's Word, we can become whole.

THE BIBLE ENABLES US TO BECOME WHOLE in GOD 
 
17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

COMPLETE  (dōphelimos pronounced “ō-fe'-lē-mos” =  PROFITABLE (NKJV))
-  Complete = Lacking Nothing
-  Complete = Fully Equipped
-  I can become COMPLETE through Faith in Jesus Christ

2 Timothy 3 : 10 – 15  NKJV
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.
 
It is LIKELY that someone who does not KNOW GOD would be capable in their mind and heart of separating God from His Word.
 
If You know Him, you know that the Bible is His Word TO US (humanity).



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