1613 Scripture, purpose of

1613 Scripture, purpose of

Scripture has been given by God to lead people to faith and salvation. Through Scripture believers are nurtured in faith and led to spiritual maturity.

Scripture is intended to lead people to salvation

2Ti 3:14-15 See also Ps 19:7-11; Jn 20:30-31; Ro 10:8

Scripture is intended to lead believers to maturity in faith

By its teaching 2Ti 3:16 See also Dt 6:6-9; Ps 19:7-8; Ps 119:9,130; Col 3:16

By its rebuke and correction 2Ti 3:16 See also Ps 19:11-13; 1Co 10:11-12; Heb 4:12-13

By training in righteousness 2Ti 3:16 See also Dt 29:29

By its illumination Ps 119:105,130 See also 2Pe 1:19; 1Jn 2:8

By its encouragement and reassurance Ro 15:4; 1Jn 5:13 See also Ps 19:8-9; Ps 119:50-51,76; Heb 12:5-6

By its record of God’s promises 1Ki 8:56; Ps 119:140 See also Eze 12:25; Lk 24:44; 2Co 1:19-22

By its trustworthiness 1Ki 17:24; Ps 19:7-11; Ps 33:4 See also Ps 119:151,160; Jn 21:24; Rev 21:5

Scripture is essential for spiritual growth and maturity

Ps 1:1-3 See also Mt 4:4; Jn 15:5-8; Jn 17:17; Eph 6:10-17; 2Ti 3:14-17

See also

1175God, will of
5175reading
5902maturity
5926rebuke
6510salvation
7797teaching
8020faith
8128guidance, receiving
8154righteousness
8414encouragement
8422equipping, spiritual
8443growth