Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WHEN PEOPLE TALK OF THE SCRIPTURES THESE CAN MEAN ANY NUMBER OF TEXTS THAT ARE CONSIDERED SACRED WITHIN A RELIGIOUS CONTEXT. Christians Use The Term To Refer To The Bible And Jews May Use The Term To Refer To The Bible But Not The New Testament. In fact within the Bible the term Scriptures always refers to the Old Testament.

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Scripture can refer to anything that is written in any language whatsoever. When referring to both the Old and New Testaments, these are often referred to as the Scriptures or Scripture, depending upon the context. Instead of “the Bible”, we can say “the Scriptures”. Instead of “the Bible states”, we can say “Scripture states”.

When using the term Scripture(s), often this needs to be described as Christian to differentiate from other religious texts such as The Koran or Bhagavad Gita or Upanishads, etc.

Jews would not refer to the New Testament as the Holy Scriptures or Scriptures with the connotation that they are inspired by God.

The Apostle Paul writes to Timothy his apprentice in the ways of righteousness:
  • But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
The term “sacred writings” are used to refer to the Old Testament and the term “scripture” is used to refer to the Old Testament. When Paul was writing this, the New Testament had not been compiled.

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