Bible Studies

Pastor and Bible Master Teacher

Elias A Busuego Jr PhD DTM had known the Scriptures in spiritual perspective from March 17, 1972 when he received the Born-Again experienced and still growing into spiritual maturity , so he knew that all Scripture was inspired by God. When Elias spoke of the Scripture, he was primarily referring to digital Bible “YouVersion” versions, especially New Living Translation (NLT) and American Bible, Classic Edition [AMPC], however, he always use the Key Word Study Bible {NIV) [Hebrew-Greek], and all New King James Version (NKJV) or King James Version (KJV). But the scope of Elias’ assertion would include any writing (true doctrine – Jesus Christ is 100% God and 100% Man) that was considered authoritative enough to be read in church meetings or home fellowship gatherings. The Scriptures, affirmed Elias, were inspired by God. A translation closer to the original Greek would be, “All Scripture is God-breathed.” This tells us that every word of the Bible was breathed out from God. The words of the Bible came from God and were written by men. Elias affirmed this when he said that “it was the Holy Spirit who moved the prophets to speak from God” (2 Peter 1:21). Let me remind all that because Scripture is inspired and infallible, it is also useful. The Bible is not a collection of stories, fables, myths, or merely human ideas about God. It is not a human book. Through the Holy Spirit, God revealed His person and plan to certain believers, who wrote down His message for His people. This process is known as “inspiration.” Our writers wrote from their own personal, historical, and cultural contexts. Although they used their own minds, talents, language, and style, they wrote what God wanted them to write. Scripture is completely trustworthy because God was in control of its writing. Its words are entirely authoritative for our faith and lives. Scripture was profitable to every aspect of Home Fellowship Churches’ministry. The Scripture can gives us in the following benefits: 1. Teach us what is true. The content and teaching of truth, which must flow from and be with Scripture. By calling the Bible “God-breathed,” Elias was identifying its divine source; by making it the source of doctrine, again was reminding all of us of its authority. Teaching that contradicted biblical doctrine was to be rejected, corrected, or replaced by accurate teaching. 2. Make us realize what is wrong in our lives. The initial impact of true doctrine involves the confrontation of false teaching and understanding. The offensiveness of some who teach biblical truth may have to be excused, but the offensiveness of biblical truth to error and evil requires no apology. 3. Straightens us out by helping us see our errors. In the area of correction, the Scriptures have two roles: (1) they provide a complete presentation of the teaching, where only part of the truth has been present; and (2) they provide for a right understanding and application where true doctrine may have been taught but has not taken effect. 4. Teaches us to do what is right by showing us how to please and glorify God. The nature of Scripture allows us to teach it confidently to our children and to learn from it ourselves. The Bible is not purely a record of the past – the history of the Jews and then of the church. Rather, every story, every prophecy, every teaching, every admonition, and every command points beyond to the Master Author, God, who came to us in Jesus Christ. God confronts us in the pages of His Word – telling us how much He loves us, how we can become His children, and how we should live to please Him. In 2 Timothy 3:16 AMPC says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work”.

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