Wednesday June 27, 2012

Inspiration. It has been debated and dissected ad nauseam. This was the whole purpose of the 1919 Bible Conference, to move the church away from a correct understanding of the term, “inspiration.” But the only reason for that is because people are not willing to accept what God has said. They are not converted.

I am reading around, surfing my books, and found this tidbit buried in a story.

The scene of Christ’s temptation was to be a lesson for all his followers. When the enemies of Christ, by the instigation of Satan, request them to show some miracle, they should answer them as meekly as the Son of God answered Satan, “It is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” If they will not be convinced by inspired testimony, a manifestation of God’s power would not benefit them. God’s wondrous works are not manifested to gratify the curiosity of any. Christ, the Son of God, refused to give Satan any proof of his power. He made no effort to remove Satan’s “if,” by showing a miracle. The disciples of Christ will be brought into similar positions. Unbelievers will require them to do some miracle, if they believe God’s special power is in the church, and that they are the chosen people of God. Unbelievers, who are afflicted with infirmities, will require them to work a miracle upon them, if God is with them. Christ’s followers should imitate the example of their Lord. Jesus, with his divine power, did not do any mighty works for Satan’s diversion. Neither can the servants of Christ. They should refer the unbelieving to the written, inspired testimony for evidence of their being the loyal people of God, and heirs of salvation. p. 150, Para. 2, [4SGa].

The immediate question in my mind was about the terms here used. Clearly, the Bible is being referenced. If so, why not just say “Bible?” Because God is teaching his people with the Testimonies. By referring to the Bible as “inspired testimony” God has given us his own definition of that term.

This is exactly what is going on in the KJV Bible. God is teaching all who will listen. But many are not interested in this, Greek and Hebrew must have a better answer. No so.

 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:21

God tells us here, what that really means.

   The scribes of God wrote as they were dictated by the Holy Spirit, having no control of the work themselves. No. 26, page 5.

Many there are who do not want to believe this. Why? Because Ellen was a scribe of God.

God Bless your Study

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