Scripture: Invention or Inspiration? (2 Peter 1:17-21)

Jason Roddy, November 3, 2013
Part of the Exposition of 2 Peter series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Peter, who was eyewitness to the transfiguration of Christ, validates the authority of Scripture far above the thoughts of false teachers who deny the majesty of Christ; as they were not there to preview the kingdom and glory of Christ as he, James and John were. Even with such genuine first-hand experience, Peter still testifies that Scripture holds more authority than any man, by saying, "And we have something more sure, the prophetic Word, to which you will do well to pay attention." Thus placing authority of the complete, inspired, permanent living Word of God higher than any experience or thought that comes from the minds of mortal men!

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2 Peter 1:17-21

17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (ESV)

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