Great Quotes from Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung


Kevin DeYoung, Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, Enough, and What that Means for You (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014).

The Bible Will Give You Confidence About Itself: …my conviction, born out of experience and derived from the teaching of Scripture itself, is that the most effective means for bolstering our confidence in the Bible is to spend time in the Bible (24).

It’s Never Jesus Vs. the Bible…we must not separate redemption from revelation. Both were finished and fulfilled in the Son. The word of God versus the Word of God? The Bible versus Jesus? The Scriptures versus the Son? Hebrews gives us no room for these diabolical antithesis. True, the Bible is not Jesus the Scripture is not the Son. The words of the Bible and the Word made flesh are distinct, but they are also inseparable (50).

The Sufficiency of Scripture: To affirm the sufficiency of Scripture is not to suggest that everything in the Bible tells us everything we want to know about everything, but it does tell us everything we need to know about what matters most (54).

The Example of the Bereans: The Bereans were more noble than the Thessalonians because they were utterly submissive to the Scriptures. They would accept something new–if it could be supported in the Scriptures. They would believe something controversial–if it was based in Scripture. They were willing to follow Christ for the rest of their lives, provided they were, in the process, following the Scriptures (75).

The Inerrancy and Authority of Scripture: …when interpreted correctly–paying attention to the original context, considering the literary genre, thinking through authorial intent–the Bible is never wrong in what it affirms and must never be marginalized as anything less than the last word on everything it teaches (78).

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