In the first part of this series I covered John 5:39, 40 when Jesus he said, – “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” You can see that post HERE.
In the second part of the series, I covered John 14:26 where Jesus says – “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” You can see that post HERE.
In this, he third part of the series I covered:
John 21:25 – ”Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
and it’s related passage:
John 20:30 – “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book.” You can see that post HERE
In this post, I want to cover another commonly used scripture verse to “prove” that the Bible is not the Word of God. That verse is 2 Corinthians 3:6 where Paul the apostle states – “who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
The common conclusions from this verse are that:
- It’s possible to cleave the Spirit from His words
- That the scriptures are not effectual until the Spirit makes them so
- That it’s possible for the Word to return void Isaiah 55:11
- We don’t need the Bible because the Spirit will teach us everything we need to know.
- Spiritually Born again saints are not relying on the Spirit.
- The written words of scripture are not as authoritative as Christianity Claims.
- The revelation from the Spirit stands above the Bible
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are Spirit and are life.”
The person who said that happens to be Jesus. (John 6:63) Emphasis mine. To repeat, “the words” ARE “Spirit.” My intention here is not to create some new theology but to simply say that the Spirit and His words are one. The Father and His words are one. Jesus and His words are one. We can not separate, in good theological fashion the Words of God from God Himself. The scriptures are God-Breathed 2 Timothy 3:16 Again, I am still flushing this out, so if you think I’m wrong, please tell me why and substantiate your claim by the scripture.
Have you seen the use of this verse, 2 Corinthians 3:6, used to say the Bible isn’t the Word of God?
Do you think it’s justifiable?
What other scripture verses have you used or have used to prove that the Bible is not the Word of God?