“All Scripture is inspired by God –“2 Timothy 3:16.
2 Timothy 3:16: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in rightiousness. This verse is the “Golden Text” on the inspiration of the Word. The phrase “given by the inspiration of God” is one word in the Greek, theopneustos, which means “God-breathed”. Inspiration was the process used to produce “all Scripture”. By the inbreathing of the Holy Spirit, men spoke or wrote the actual words of God. 2 Peter 2:21 says: For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” These writers were not inspired like a poet or an artist. They did not decide what or how to write. The Holy Spirit was the divine Author. Using the writers background, personality, and vocabulary, the Holy Spirit moved with them and upon them to bring into being the sacred Scriptures which reveal God and His purposes and plans to man. This inspiration applies only to the original documents we call autographs. All we have today are copies of those originals. Though there are minor differences in these copies, they are in perfect agreement concerning the major doctrines of the Christian faith. The Holy Spirit is the Author of the Bible. Man is the instrument used by the Holy Spirit to write the Bible. The result is the infallible Word of God. Therefore it is free from error and absolutely trustworthy.