The Word in Our Lives
Sabbath School Lesson 2017 Quarter 2 Lesson 10 Thursday
Read second paragraph,
“After warning Timothy about the dangers facing him and the church, Paul gives a brief outline of the importance of Scripture. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).”
What is the problem with the translation of 2nd Timothy 3:16 quoted here? They have the “is” in the wrong place. It should be, “All scripture given by God is profitable…” not “All Scripture is given by God…” Are all the scriptures in the world given by God, or are some scriptures made up by men or inspired by demons?
Read fourth paragraph,
“Doctrine: Doctrines are the teachings of the church. They express the beliefs of the community on various biblical topics deemed important in the Word of God. Ideally, each doctrine should be Christ-centered, and each should teach us something that helps us know how to live in accordance with the “perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:2, ASV).”
The lesson makes a critically important point here, the primary purpose of doctrines are what? To reveal God and connect us to Him.
What happens if we set up stand-alone doctrines, disconnected from the truth about God and use proof texts to support them and make them tests of fellowship?
Read fifth paragraph,
“Guidance: Paul tells Timothy that Scripture is profitable for “reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Peter makes a similar point when he says that the prophecy in Scripture is like a lamp that is shining in a dark place (2 Pet. 1:19). In other words, Scripture provides guidance in how we should live our lives and in what is right and wrong conduct. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Scripture is nothing less than the revealed will of God.”
What is the point? True godliness, true spirituality, is coming back into harmony with how reality is constructed by God to operate!
What does it mean “wise unto salvation?” What is salvation? It is healing, and who provides the Remedy? How is healing achieved? What is our role in the healing process?
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