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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 1615 Scripture, sufficiency of
1615 Scripture, sufficiency of

1615 Scripture, sufficiency of

Scripture is presented as being of itself sufficient for faith and for life.

God’s written revelation is sufficient

Dt 4:1-2 See also Dt 12:32; Jos 1:7-8; Pr 30:5-6; Jer 26:2

The NT records the completion and fulfilment of the OT

Heb 1:1-2 See also Jn 12:47-50; Eph 2:20

Warnings against turning from, or adding to, the apostolic gospel, as set forth in Scripture Rev 22:18-19 See also Gal 1:6-9; Col 1:25-2:8,18,20-23; 2Th 2:1-2

Descriptions of Scripture point to its sufficiency

Scripture is good Ro 7:12 See also 1Ti 1:8

Scripture is perfect Ps 19:7 See also Ps 119:142; Jas 1:25

Scripture is eternal Ps 119:89 See also Mt 5:18; Mt 24:35; 1Pe 1:24-25; Isa 40:6-8

See also

1460truth
2420gospel
8749false teachers
8766heresies
9612hope, in God

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