Category Archives: Scripture

Don’t Add or Take Away!

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“Oh, my friends, how precious it is that in this world of sin with its vagaries of unbelief, its fluctuating philosophies, its dim light which is darkness, and its wisdom which is foolishness with God, its bewilderment and despair, we have a sure word of prophecy, whereunto we do well to take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place until the day dawn and the day-star arise in our hearts! How precious that we have a word divine, infallible and sufficient for the individual, for the family, for the church, for society, for the commonwealth and even for the world!” (“The Inspiration of the Scripture,” Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 4, p. 57).

“[T]he warnings in 22:18–19 are directed not primarily to those outside the church but to all in the covenant community, as the warnings of Deuteronomy were addressed to all Israelites. Those who do not heed the warnings profess to be Christian, but their allegiance to other gods betrays their confession.” (G. K. Beale, The Book of Revelation, p. 1152).

“The religion of the Bible thus announces itself, not as product of man’s search after God, if haply they may feel after Him and find Him, but as the creation in men of the gracious God, forming a people for Himself, that they may show forth His praise. In other words, the religion of the Bible. . . announces itself as the revealed religion, as the only revealed religion; and sets itself as such over against all other religions, which are represented as all products, in a sense in which it is not, of the art and device of man.” (B. B. Warfield, “The Biblical Idea of Revelation,” in The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, p. 72).

 

 

Quotes used in the Reflection for Trinity Presbyterian Church.

The Powerful Spirit Working in Your Life

Ayear1002ec“The way to be filled with the Spirit is to let God’s word dwell in you richly. We will be more and more filled with the Spirit as we are more and more filled with Scrip­ture.” (Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., The Work of the Holy Spirit, p. 31).

“. . . the Scriptures are espe­cially serviceable for this pur­pose — to raise up those who are prepared by patience, and strengthened by consolations, to the hope of eternal life, and to keep them in the contempla­tion of it.” (John Calvin, Com­mentary on the Epistle to the Romans, at Rom. 15:4).

 

God-Breathed Scripture Is Useful

breathc_2311“The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit, and Scripture alone is the Word of God for us…. This is the weapon God has given and, let it be remembered, Scripture, because of its sufficien­cy, is adequate to every controversy and to every challenge if we interpret and apply it aright in the richness and fullness of its counsel.” (“Reforma­tion,” Collect­ed Writings of John Murray, Vol. 1, p. 293).

The Sunday afternoon Bible study at Trinity Presbyterian Church of the OPC focuses on 2 Timothy 3:14-17.

Are You Protesting?

sola_7079a“It is a ‘God-righteousness’. Because it is such, God is its author; it is a righteousness that must elicit the divine approval; it is a righteousness that meets all the demands of his justice and therefore avails before God. . . . This is the glory of the gospel; as it is God’s power operative unto salvation so is it God’s righteousness supervening upon our sin and ruin.” (John Murray, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, NICNT, Vol. 1, p. 31).

 

From the Reflection for Trinity Presbyterian Church, OPC