The Bible is spoken of as “inspired”. What does that mean? by Derek Wadsworth

The Bible is spoken of as “inspired”. What does that mean?
The Greek word, theopneustos, which at 2 Timothy 3:16 is translated, “inspired of God” or “inspiration of God,” means literally “God breathed.” B. B. Warfield states, “The Gr (Greek) term has, however, nothing to say of inspiring or of inspiration: it speaks only of a ‘spiring’ or ‘spiration.’ What it says of Scripture is, not that it is ‘breathed into by God’ or is the product of the Divine ‘inbreathing’ into its human authors, but that it is breathed out by God. In a word, what is declared by this fundamental passage is simply that the Scriptures are a Divine product. . .” (“Inspiration,” The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, p. 1474).
In John 16:13 Jesus says “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” Biblical inspiration is the work of the Holy Spirit in causing the writers of the Scriptures to give forth the Word of God without error.
AUTHOR—God the ultimate AUTHOR of Scripture,
authors—those through whom God spoke and wrote.
Due to the fact of divine inspiration, we know that whatever is in the Bible is exactly what God wanted to be there, and is expressed in exactly the way He wanted it expressed. The Bible is His Word.
1 Corinthians 2:12 13 “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.”


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