GOD'S WORD THE BIBLE: Jesus and Biblical Inspiration


The following verses indicate the fact that the Apostles considered their own writing's to be scripture referring to them as the words and commandments of God rather than men. This gives confirmation that the promise of Jesus regarding divine guidance for them in their proclamation of the truth was understood and believed by the apostles. The chain of transmission from God the Father to the prophets and to His Son Jesus and then finally to the apostles is therefore complete.

(Hebrews 1:1-2 NASB) God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, {2} in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

(2 Peter 1:20-21 NASB) But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, {21} for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

(2 Peter 3:1-2 NASB) This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, {2} that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.

(1 Cor 14:37-38 NASB) If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment. {38} But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

(1 Thess 2:13 NASB) And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God's message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

(2 Peter 3:14-16) Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, {15} and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, {16} as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

(2 Tim 3:14-16 NASB) You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them; {15} and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. {16} All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

Perhaps the point can be best illustrated in the following verse where the apostle Paul reminds those who had believed in Jesus that they were now a part of God's household, living in a "house" which has as it's foundation the teaching of the apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone.

(Ephesians 2:19-20) So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, {20} having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone...