Daily Bible Nugget #137, 2 Timothy 3:15

The Nugget:

2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

My Comment:

In this passage the Bible once again calls itself the holy scriptures. This passage is very instructive. It tells us what God says the Scriptures are for and what they can accomplish in your life. First, note that even a child can understand enough about what the Bible teaches to be saved. Since this is so, it surely proves that the Bible teaches that it is understandable! To hear what some false cults vigorously argue, one would think that the Bible is so hard to grasp that only an official teaching authority possessed exclusively by their church or organization is qualified to understand it. Any group arguing that you cannot understand the Bible is a false cult. Any church that argues that we must include tradition as well as the Bible is a false cult. Any church or group that argues that their one true church has the only correct understanding of the Bible, is full of nonsense and demonstrates they are a false cult that contradicts the Bible. Don’t be led astray by such false teachers. Second, note that all you need to know to be saved is found in the Bible. The Bible does not teach that we are saved when we are baptized. That is the false doctrine of baptismal regeneration. The Bible nowhere suggests we are saved by partaking of so-called sacraments. One false church teaches they are the sole dispenser of God’s grace, the grace required for salvation, and that this grace is received by partaking of their sacraments. This is the false doctrine and practice of sacerdotalism. The Bible teaches we are saved by faith, which is believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for our sin. The world-view and theology presented in the New Testament is a far cry from what many supposed Christian churches, especially the ones that claim to be the one true church, teach! Have you noticed that more than one church claims to be the one true church? That ought to clue you in that such claims are false. Somewhere I have a tract titled “Which Church Saves?” The answer is, no church saves. Jesus is the Savior, not any church. Time to dig out your Bible and read it for yourself apart from denominational literature to learn what it really says. Your life will be greatly blessed for eternity if you would do so.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on pages 1413-1414 for 2 Timothy 3:15.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 1434 or in Logos 5 Bible software for 2 Timothy 3:15.

(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them as given below:

2 Timothy 3:15. from. 2 T *+1:5. Ge 17:7. +*18:19. 41:38, 46. Ex 10:2. 12:26, 27. 13:8, 14-16. Dt *4:9, 10. *6:6, 7, 9, 20-25. *11:19. 31:13. 32:46, 47. Jsh 24:15. 1 S 1:27, 28. 2:11, 18, 19, 26. 3:1. 17:33, 37. 1 K 18:12. 2 K 10:1. 11:12, 21. 1 Ch 27:32. 2 Ch 24:1, 2. +*26:4. *34:1-3. Jb +*1:5. Ps 34:11. *71:5, 17. 74:20. **78:1-8. 103:13. 105:8, 9. +*119:9, 33, 105. Pr 1:7. 4:7. *8:17. 9:10. 13:24. *17:10. **22:6. 23:13, 14. 30:17. 31:1. Ec *12:1, 13. Is 10:19. +*28:9, 10. +*38:19. 49:23. Zc 8:5. Mt 11:16-18. Lk 1:15. *2:40, 49. Jn 7:14, 15. 21:15. Ep +*6:4. child. Gr. brephos (S#1025g, Lk 18:15), an infant (properly unborn) literally or figuratively (Strong). T#1071, T#1110. 2 T **1:5. Nu 3:15. Dt 31:12. 1 S 1:27, 28. Ps 34:11. Pr 31:28. SS 8:2. Mt 19:14, 15. Mk 10:14. Lk +*18:15 (*S#1025g, infants). Ac **16:1, 2. Ep *6:4n. 1 T 5::10. known. Gr. oida, Jn 8:55n. T#1065. Dt **17:19. 31:12. Pr 18:15. Mk +**12:24. 2 T +*2:15. the holy. Gr. hieros (S#2413g, only here and 1 C 9:13), sacred (Strong). Dt **17:19. Da *10:21. Mt +21:42. *22:29. Lk +*24:27, 32, 44, 45. Jn +*5:24, 39, 46. 15:3. Ac 3:18, 24. 10:43. +*17:2. Ro 1:2. *10:17. +**15:4. *16:26. 1 C +*15:3, 4. Col 1:5, 6. *3:16. 1 Th 1:5. **2:13. Ja *1:18. 1 P *1:23. 2 P **1:20, 21. 3:16. scriptures. Gr. gramma (S#1121g, Lk 16:6). Ps 147:19. Pr 4:4. Is **+8:20n. Je 8:9. Lk +*16:29. Ac 8:28. +**17:11. Ro 2:18. 3:2. Ga 3:8. Col 3:16. which are able. Gr. dunamai (S#1410g, Mt 3:9). Ps *19:7. +*119:99. Da 9:2. Jn +**5:39, 40. Ac +*10:43. *13:29, 38, 39. 1 Th **+2:13. Ja **+1:21. 1 P 1:10-12. 1 J **5:11, 12. Re 19:10. wise. Gr. sophizō (S#4679g, only here and 2 P 1:16), to render wise; in a sinister acceptation, to form “sophisms,” that is, continue plausible error (Strong). T#1023. Dt *4:6. Ps +*19:7. 49:3. 111:10. +*119:24, 98, 99, 130. Pr 1:2. 2:7. 14:8. 22:20. 28:26. Da +*11:33. +*12:3. Lk 11:36. Jn +**5:39. Ro 16:19. 1 C 1:30. Col 2:3. Ja 1:21. unto salvation. Jn **20:30, 31. Ro +*1:16. Ph *2:12, 13n. 2 Th 2:13. 1 T 1:15. 1 P *1:8-11. through faith. Ro 3:22. 4:5. **10:17. He **11:6. 1 P 1:5. which is in. Jn **14:6. Ac **4:12. Ep 1:13. 1 T +1:14. Christ Jesus. Ac +19:4.

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One Response to Daily Bible Nugget #137, 2 Timothy 3:15

  1. ken sagely says:

    dan 10.21 but i will shew thee that which is noted in the ( i got my verses mixed up)
    scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with
    me in these things, but Michael your prince.

    encouraging cross references
    1. dan 8.26 and the vision of the evening and the morning was told is true:
    wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
    2. isa 41.22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen:
    let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them,
    and know the latter end of them: or declare us things for to come.
    3. isa 41.23 Shew the htings that are to come hereafter, that we may know
    that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold
    it together.
    4. isa 43.8-9 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have
    ears.vs 9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled:
    who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth
    their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
    5. amos 3.7-8 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto
    his servants the prophets. vs 8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord
    God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
    6. ac 15.15,18 and to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, vs 18
    known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
    7. dan 10.13 But the prince of the kingdom of persia withstood me one and 20 days:
    but, lo, Michael, one the chief priests, came to help me: and i remained there with
    the kings of persia.
    8 dan 9.25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the
    commandment to restore and to build jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince
    shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built
    again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
    9. dan 12.1 and at that time shall michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was somce there was a nation even to that same time : and at that time thy people shall be delivered every one shall be found written in the book.
    1o. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with devil he disputed about the
    body of Moses, durst not bring again him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord
    rebuke thee.
    11. rev 12. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against
    the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, vs 8 and prevailed not; neither
    was their place found any more in heaven.

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