2 Timothy 3:16 – 17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

This is an astounding statement made by the Bible about itself. Scripture is inspired, or breathed out, by God Himself. We know that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2) and therefore His Words are pure and without error. The Bible is inerrant and infallible. It contained no errors as it was written by its human authors because God was working through them as they wrote (2 Peter 1:21). The result is what is called the verbal plenary inspiration of Scripture.  It is verbal because it is the very words that God inspired, not merely thoughts “behind the words.” It is plenary because all of it is equally inspired. Every single word of the Bible is breathed out by God, not just some of the words.

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