2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭‬‬

“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. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

One of the great downfalls in western Christianity is the low station of scripture in the lives of believers. It has always been the lie that God’s word was either unnecessary or broken in some way. Even before the Bible was canonized or written in any fashion, Satan was attacking humans by attacking God’s word. In Eden he questioned it outright by asking ,”did God really say that.” Today, the same question is dressed with more complexity by looking at transmission and translation and human error, but the lie is all the same. Jesus didn’t have these questions about the written word of God. He relied on it heavily and quoted it in teaching as well as in spiritual warfare. As his disciples, his example should also be our mindset. The Word of God is inspired, and the most meaningful tool for living godly in a fallen word. As ministers, we must always have this be the most important instrument in our orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Anything less will not stand the test of time.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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