by Stan Coffey

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God's Unshakable Word (2 of 14)
Series: Unshakable Truth for Uncertain Times
Stan Coffey
II Peter 1:20

This morning if you'll notice your outline we'll get right into our lesson. The title of our lesson is ''God's Unshakable Word''. We're studying unshakable truth for uncertain times; basic Bible truths that undergird our faith. 2 Peter 1:20 we have a statement about the word of God. He says ''Above all you must understand that no prophecy of scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.'' The second part of that verse is not on your outline. It may be verse 21. It says no scripture was given by private or by the prophet's own interpretation. Now, if the scripture was not the prophet's own interpretation what was it? Well, he's saying that the prophets did not speak what they believed or what they felt personally, but they spoke what God gave to them. There's a great statement about the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He goes on and says ''holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.'' That word ''moved'' is a sailing term. It means to be carried along. These men were carried along by the Holy Spirit. When you put up a sail it gives direction to the boat. It goes with the direction of the wind. He's saying it was the wind of the spirit that carried these prophets to their very thoughts and word when we were given the Holy Scripture.

Last week we looked at three kinds of revelation. We looked at natural revelation, Biblical revelation and personal revelation. By far the greatest kind of revelation is Biblical revelation. All we know about Christ we know from the Bible. All we know about the disciples we know from the Bible. All we know about God we know from the Bible. The Bible is the means by which we test natural revelation and personal revelation because the Bible is indeed God's final word to us. In Revelation 22 we're told we're not to add to the word of God ...

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