Peter Barnes | Proverbs 30:5, 6
Calvin: ‘This is a principle which distinguishes our religion from all others, that we know God has spoken to us, and are fully convinced that the prophets did not speak at their own suggestion, but that, being organs of the Holy Spirit, they only uttered what they had been commissioned from heaven to declare.’
1. The Scriptures are totally true.
– 30:5a; Ps.12:6; Matt.22:29
– the autographs are without error
2. We are blessed by taking refuge in His promises.
– 30:5b; shield in Gen.15:1; Ps.18:30; 119:114.
– in life, in salvation, in death (John 3:36; 6:40)
3. The Scriptures are God’s sufficient Word.
– Luther in 1510: ‘Who knows whether it is so?’
– Deut.4:2; Mark 7:1-13
– additions in Roman Catholicism and the Mormons; subtractions in liberal Protestantism
– 2 Pet.1:19