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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Writers Of Scripture Were Moved By The Spirit

This is what theopneustos means, in context.
Theologians should return to the term “immediate inspiration,” or perhaps use ”inspired inscripturation.”  They should not use theopneustos, “given by inspiration of God,” to describe only the origin of Scripture.  It is a Biblical word, and should be used in keeping with its Biblical context and usage.
However, professional theologians are not the “custodians of Biblical inspiration.”  That title belongs to the church (I Timothy 3:15), taught and led by pastors.  We use and appreciate the work of theologians, but pastors teach in the church the inspired Word to men, women, and children.  Our church, one “custodian of Biblical inspiration,” teaches thus:
·       The Bible in your hand is inspired, “given by inspiration of God.”  The word theopneustos belongs to you when you read the Bible, to your pastor when he preaches it, and to all of us as we live it.  “That Book in Your Hand” came from God, and it is and will continue to be a God-thing in character and quality, God-breathed, divine in nature.  Living, life-giving, and life-changing, we read it, study it, believe it, and obey it. 

The Scriptures — Moved by the Spirit (part one)

The Holy Spirit: Author of Scripture

This series was started as a result of reading Jon Gleasons blog and has led me to do a lot of research over the last four months.