2 Pet. 1:21, 1 Thess. 4:15, 1 Cor. 2:3, John 17:8, Gal. 1:12, 2 Tim. 3:16 (scripture is the product of the breath of God), Psalm 33:6<quoted text>
Now, using SCRIPTURE ALONE, demonstrate that 1Ti 2:5 should be considered scripture. Prove that it is, and do so using SCRIPTURE ALONE.
The Scriptures (the prophetic word) were not of any private interpretation, meaning that they did not originate on their own, or in the minds of those who wrote them. Scripture did not come from the will of man. It is not the end result of human research or human investigation into the nature of things. Scripture is not the product of its writers own thinking. On the contrary,holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit(2 Peter 1:21). The word moved in the original Greek means borne or brought. Peter stated that the Holy Spirit, in essence, picked up the writers (the prophets) and brought them to the goal of His choosing. Thus, the Scriptures, although written by means of human instrumentality, were so superintended by God that the resulting words are His.
the Bible itself provides compelling evidence about the nature of its inspiration. Perhaps of most significance is the fact that neither Jesus nor any Bible writer ever called into question a single passage of Scripture. Jesus and the writers of Scripture believed in the truthfulness and historical reliability of even the most disputed parts of the Old Testament. Notice a few examples:
While speaking to the Pharisees in the region of Judea beyond the Jordan, Jesus confirmed His belief in the real existence of an original couple created during the Creation week (Matthew 19:4; Genesis 2:24).
In writing to the church at Corinth, Paul affirmed his belief in Adam as the first human (1 Corinthians 15:45). Then, in his first letter to Timothy, he attested to the fact that Eve was created after Adam (2:13; Genesis 2:7,21-25).
Paul regarded the serpents deception of Eve as a historical event (2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 2:13-14; Genesis 3).
Both Jesus and the apostle Peter believed that Noah was a real person, and that the global Flood was a historical event (Matthew 24:37-39; 2 Peter 2:5; 3:6; Genesis 6-8).
Jesus and Peter also affirmed their belief in the historicity of Lot, and in the destruction of Sodom (Luke 17:28-32; 2 Peter 2:6-7; Genesis 19).
Paul attested to the Israelites crossing of the Red Sea, and affirmed his belief in their drinking water from a rock (1 Corinthians 10:1-4; Hebrews 11:29; Exodus 14), while Jesus confirmed His belief in the miraculous healing of the Israelites who fixed their eyes on the bronze snake set up by Moses in the desert (John 3:14; Numbers 21:4-9).
Finally, unlike many people today, including some of those who claim to believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, Jesus regarded the account of Jonahs three days and nights in the belly of a great fish as a historical event (Matthew 12:39-40).
Numerous other examples such as these exist, and demonstrate the trustworthiness of Scripture. The Old Testament writers who came after Moses expressed total trust in the Pentateuch, as well as in each others writings. Furthermore, Jesus and the New Testament writers always viewed statements by each other and the Old Testament writers as being truthful, regardless of the subject matter.
Additionally, Jesus endorsed the entirety of the Old Testament at least a dozen times.
In short, when the scriptures speak, God speaks.