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All Scriptures is Inspired by God

All Scriptures is Inspired by God

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ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD
 By Bishop Danilo O. Bantilan, Th.D.
Dead Sea Scrolls
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever”
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Mohammed Dib, a Bedouin shepherd of the tribe of Ta’ Amireh, shared the experience of young Saul, who set out to find his father’s asses which were lost and acquired a kingdom (1 Samuel.9, 10).On fine day in the springs of 1947 Mohammed was combing he rocky ravines on the northshore of the Dead Sea in quest of a lost lamb, when he unintentionally came upon a veritable royaltreasure in the shape of Biblical material.He had been clambering to no purpose for several hours up and down the clefts and gullies of the ridge, which had many a time served as a hideout for hermits and sectaries, to say nothing of  bandits, when he spied a dark crevice above his head in the rock-face of Wadi Qumran. Could hislost lamb have taken refuge there? A well aimed stone whistled through the air. Instead of the sharpcrack which he expected in reply, a dull rumbling noise came from the cave instead. Mohammed Dibfled in terror and fetched two of his fellow tribesmen to the scene. They approached the cave withgreat caution and eventually squeezed their way through its narrow entrance. To their amazementthey saw in the dim light of the little vault some clay jars. Treasures were their first thought and thethree shepherds pounds on the jars and smashed them. But to their disappointment they containedneither jewels, nor gold, nor coins: nothing appeared but battered looking written scrolls of ancientleather and papyrus, wrapped in linen. In their annoyance they threw their finds carelessly aside,trampling on many of them, until it suddenly dawned on them that their might be money in them. Atall events they took a few of the best looking scrolls to see if perhaps they had some cash value. Withthat the ancient documents set out on a remarkable journey. They were smuggled into Bethlehem andcame via the black market into the hands of antique dealers.
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Ancient Writing Materials:Papyrus
 
Jewish and Arab collectors bought some of the Scrolls, and a bundle of four came into the possession of the orthodox arcbishop of Jerusalem, Yeshue Samuel, for a handful of coins. Thearchbishop had no idea how precious was the treasures he had acquired, until experts from AmericaSchool of oriental Research paid a visit to St. Mark’s Monastery, where the documents were stored.
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 Isaiah 4:8 ESV 
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 By Werner Keller, the Bible as History 2
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revise edition Copyright © 1965 by Hodder and Stoughton.
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A cursory examination convinced the archaeologists that they were dealing with Biblical documentsof an uncommonly early date. A 23- foot –long scroll with the complete text of the Book of Isaiah inHebrew was among them. The date 30 BC- 70 AD.
Papyrus
is the most common writing material we have in our collection, and it was used for all manner of public documents, private letters, literary and paralitery texts. Nevertheless, papyruswas expensive enough in ancient Egypt that it was often recycledand reused. Many papyri are written on both sides, and old papyruswas sometimes recycled as mummy car tonnage. An entire archiveof texts was discovered in the car tonnage of mummified crocodilesat the site of Tebtunis!
Divine Inspiration
What does it mean to be “inspired by God”? Inspiration has various nonreligious meanings.There are inspired speakers who move to action by their eloquence and personal conviction that theywere led by the Spirit of God no question ask, it’s a personal intimacy with God, that God can speak to them in a personal address. In general literary inspiration is a gifts of our great poets and novelists.A critic can tell by the quality of the speaking performance or the literary product of a writer whether this kind of inspiration was present. Divine inspiration is both similar and different. It is similar inthat where divine inspiration is present God is involved coupled with his divine providence,anointing and power from the Almighty will be released without limit as He will. A divinely inspiredwriting may even be dull and [poetically] uninspiring. When God inspire, He works within thehuman history He has created and with the creatures He has formed, but He protects these fragilecreation from error in establishing his truth.The Bible is a divinely inspired writing. Biblically inspiration that the Scriptures make God’s presence available to the readers and that the Bible will teach only truth about the ultimate realitiesof life and Salvation, it is the Breathed of God
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and it remind us during creation in the book of Genesis 2:7 “When God created man, He breathed his nostrils
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and this organic composition of manfrom the dust, became a living creature” that is man. Man was composed with material andimmaterial thing. Meaning both physical and Spiritual. Man is responsible to his physical body totake care in order to live, with proper foods, and rest well. And the Lord is also responsible for bothof this composition. He provided everything for man to live and enjoy his life with God’s provision.Most important is the Word from God to sustain the Spiritual life that He gave to man. Apostle Paulconfirmed it by saying to Timothy, that God’s Word is the “Breathed of God.” Without the Word of God, man can’t live physically and spiritually; even Jesus in Matt. 4:4 “
 He said, man shall not liveby bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God.
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God is so much concernedon man’s Spiritual life rather than material thing. Because the body dies and it return to the ground but the spiritual man will return God
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[my paraphrased] it must be sanctified and saturated withGod’s Word, before life depart from the material body, because His Word is our life and the Word isGod, without His Word, we don’t have God and life. “For 
the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from His
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2 Tim. 3:16 ESV “All scripture is breathed out by God”….
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Gen. 2:7 ESV … “The Lord formed the man of the dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
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Matt. 4:4; Isaiah
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Ecc. 12:7 
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 sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
God’s presence is really in his Word. God is Word and God is in the Word. Therefore it is a must for eachhuman being to read and study masticate the Word of God, regardless of any religion. Man madereligion but God made a man to have fellowship with Him and dwell in His Word forever. Accordingto Werner Keller one of great archeologist after he had done all his research he concluded that “The
 Bible is right after all” “
The grass withers, the flower fades: but the Word of our God will stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8).
 In the beginning was the Word, [Gk logos] or [Gk Theo’s] and the Word waswith God, and the Word was God 
. In His presence there is fullness of joy, meaning in the presence of His Word there is fullness of joy and satisfaction for our soul; material things cannot satisfied our living soul. Therefore it’s man’s responsibility to feed himself with the written Word of God whichis the Bible. Feeding our inner being day and night.
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Don’t depend yourself only on the sermon everySunday, God, doesn’t taught us to be like that, yes, we need that often times eating His word like afeast. But He taught us also to eat God’s Word in our home and cook your food according to themenu that you want; and then come also during celebration is like a feast of God’s Word in everySunday. The Bible is divinely inspired writing. It assures readers that they are in the presence of Godand his truth when opening the Bible in faith and a series of menu everyday; this inspired book is notfor the religious Christian this is for primarily for every single human being created by God.
Transforming Power.
God’s Word, in whatever form it comes, always has divine healing and saving power. Therisen Lord Jesus Christ acts in them to extend his healing touch to the minds, hearts and bodies of thedisciples. Where the condition are right, that is, where the heart is open in faith, the seed of God’sWord takes root and has a sure effect. The same kind of divine power is available through God’swritten word in the Bible; the effect of individual readings is not as clearly defined, but the healing power of God is present. It is the Word of God, which is now at work in you who believe.The day- to –day effect of Bible reading is usually subtle but real. The divine power does notwork only through striking ideas or feelings, so the Bible reader cannot measure the effect of theScriptures as the Spiritual life grows. But from time to time the transforming power of the Word of God is recognized as one’s life become change. This is the principles of cause and effect. The resultwill determine the cause.
Illustration
A story from the early Church clarifies this point. In the fourth and fifth centuries the desertsof Egypt were populated by men and women who had gone into the wilderness to seek God insolitary prayer. Many of these Christians monastics became very holy and were sought out by other searchers for advice. A young man came to one of the monks and made his request: “Master, I wantto seek God in the wilderness, too. How can I become holy and happy?” “My son said the DesertMaster, “go over into one of those caves, taking with you this book of Scriptures. Read it day andnight and you will find what you are seeking.” After three days, the young man returned,complaining that the reading was boring, that his mind wandered, and that he remembered little of what he read. “Do not despair, my son. You are doing fine. But do this also. Fill a basket with sandand set it just outside your cave. Every morning and evening pour a bucket of water over the sand.Come back in a week and we will talk.” The young monk followed the older man’s strangeinstructions. At the end of the week he still complained about his lack of progress in holy reading.
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Hebrew 4:12-13 ESV 
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Joshua 1:8;Ps. 1:1-6 ESV 
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