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  1. Perhaps we are not able to understand what inspiration is and how it works until we know what kind of God inspired the Bible? If the Bible is truly from God, then it will reveal him as a God of love and grace. There may be times when that is more or less clear, but always it will be there if we look for it. The God who inspires Scripture and reveals himself in it is the same God who loved us enough to die with and for us. If our understanding of inspiration hides that about God, or focuses on other things, then perhaps we need to rethink our understanding of inspiration.

  2. Sabbath's lesson makes the comment, "God...is actively working to save us from the consequences of our sinful choices." Yes, but He doesn't stop there. The inspired word of God makes it plane that He loves us too much to leave it at that. Matthew 1:21 says, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” That word translated as "from" is apo in the original language. It means "of any kind of separation of one thing from another by which the union or fellowship of the two is destroyed." He is also actively working in us to keep us from making those sinful choices. “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14 That word translated "redeem" is lytroo in the original language. It means "to deliver: from evils of every kind, internal and external", and the word translated "iniquity" is anomia in the original language. It means "contempt and violation of law." In other words, He gave Himself to us to deliver us from our contempt and violation of the law. Compare scripture with scripture by reading Genesis 3:15, Philippians 2:13, Colossians 1:27, John 12:32, and John 3:19-21.


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