Full text of Bible teacher Derek Prince’s teaching titled “God’s Word: Your Inexhaustible Resource (Part 1)” which was recorded in Singapore in April 1989.
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Derek Prince – Bible Teacher
Jesus uses two phrases which are an encouragement to all of us. Quoting from the book of Psalms, He says:
“If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken)…”
So in that one verse, John 10:35, Jesus chose to use the two titles for the Bible which most of His people have used ever since: the word of God and the Scripture. Now, those don’t mean exactly the same.
When Jesus calls the Bible the word of God, He means that it came from God, it’s a message direct from God. It came through many different channels, written by many different writers, but the source of everything in the Bible, the ultimate source, is God. It’s God’s word. It’s God’s message. It’s what He wants us to know.
But the word Scripture means literally that which is written. And that’s a limitation. God has spoken many, many words which are not in the Bible. But in the Bible are the words which God chose to have recorded in writing for our benefit. And we need always to remember that everything in the Bible is for the benefit of man. It contains everything we really need to know to find the best way in life and to make a safe journey through this world to eternity with God.