Baptist Catechism: Question Six

2 Timothy 1:13
"13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus."

2 Timothy 3:15-16
"15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,"

Today we get to discuss, “What the Scriptures primarily contain?” Their primary contents are to teach us what to believe about God and what duty God requires of man. He is our God and our duty, our purpose, is wholly to our LORD. It is in the Scriptures that we learn who God is and what he requires of us.

Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 1:13 that what he teaches and was heard from Him was in accordance to the sound teaching grounded in the confidence and love in Christ Jesus. He continues later on in 2 Timothy 3:15 saying that from infancy timothy had known the Scriptures, which made Timothy wise for salvation in the faith. It is through the Scriptures that Timothy was to be taught, rebuked, corrected and trained in righteousness. The same is true for each of us.

The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith says,
“The testimony of the church of God may stir and persuade us to adopt a high and reverent respect for the Holy Scriptures. Moreover, the heavenliness of the contents, the power of the system of truth, the majesty of the style, the harmony of all the parts, the central focus on giving all glory to God, the full revelation of the only way of salvation, and many other incomparable qualities and complete perfections, all provide abundant evidence that the Scriptures are the Word of God. Even so, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth and divine authority of the Scriptures comes from the internal work of the Holy Spirit bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts.”

All glory to our LORD. His Word is truth. His Word guides us to Him.

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