Further, it is also a doctrine of godliness. Whatever doctrines favour the corrupt lusts of men cannot be of God, let the pleas and pretensions for them be what they will. Errors dangerous to the souls of men soon sprang up in the church. The servants slept and tares were sown. But such were the wisdom and kindness of Providence that they began sensibly to appear and show themselves, while some, at least, of the apostles were yet alive to confute them, and warn others against them.
The design of it is to reprove Christians for their great degeneracy both in faith and manners, and to prevent the spreading of those libertine doctrines which threatened the destruction of all practical godliness. .
2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" - "Inspiration of God" = God breathed. God literally breathed the very words to them. The writers of the Bible were God's instruments, His pen to write with. That is what makes the Bible unlike any other book - it is the very words of our Creator. Not just parts of it, but all of it. Therefore it is a supernatural book.
Bible journaling seems to be all the rage right now! I've even found that using color and note-taking in my own bible forces me to slow down and really digest what each verse is speaking to my heart. Sometimes, the pressure to have a beautiful bible cause
John F. MacArthur, Jr. (born June 19, 1939) is a pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated radio program Grace to You. He has been the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, Ca since February 9, 1969. Theologically, MacArthur is considered a Calvinist, and a strong proponent of expository preaching. He has authored or edited more than 150 books, most notably the MacArthur Study Bible, which has sold more than 1 million copies (Gold Medallion Book Award).