The Sure Word of
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By what means is
all Scripture given?
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness." 2 Tim. 3:16.
"That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all
good works. " 2 Tim. 3:17.
To whom do the
things revealed belong?
"The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things
which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever. " Deut.
What is the last
book of the Bible called?
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which
God gave unto Him." Rev. 1:1.
What is said of
those who read or study this book?
"Blessed is he that readeth, and
they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are
written therein." Rev. 1:3.
How were the Old
Testament prophecies given?
"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.
What is said of
the interpretation of these prophecies?
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any
private interpretation [impulse]." 2 Peter 1:20.
In giving their
prophetic utterances, what did the prophets seek?
"Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who
prophesied of the grace that should come unto you." 1 Peter 1:9, 10.
By whose spirit
were they actuated?
"Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which
was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of
Christ, and the glory that should follow." 1 Peter 1:11.
How did Peter
confirm his former preaching on the coming of Christ?
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when
we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but
were eye-witnesses of His majesty." 2 Peter 1:16.
When did the
apostle see the majesty (kingship) of Christ, and hear the a probative words of
"And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with Him
in the holy mount." 2 Peter 1:18.
What other and
more certain evidence did he have of the power and coming of Christ?
"We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto
ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts." 2 Peter 1:19.
To what prophecy
did Christ refer His disciples when predicting the destruction of Jerusalem?
"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him
understand)." Matt. 24:15.
When were all
the prophecies in the book of Daniel to be understood?
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time
of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be
increased." Dan. 12:4.