|Timothy was raised by Godly parents and grandparents who taught Timothy
"the Scriptures." Paul exhorted Timothy to continue following "the
The Scriptures, of course, were "the Old Testament" as we think
of them today. Paul was telling Timothy to continue being a Theonomist.
I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy
grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing
of whom thou hast learned them;
that from a child thou hast known the holy
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which
is in Christ Jesus.
scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
This was the view of Jesus toward "the Scriptures" (the Old Testament):
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The
stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the
Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God.
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must
But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might
be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders
rejected is become the head of the corner:
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye
know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the
scriptures must be fulfilled.
And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered
with the transgressors.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture
fulfilled in your ears.
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in
all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he
talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that
he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of
David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture
cannot be broken;
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture
may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that
thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture
might be fulfilled.
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots
for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They
parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore
the soldiers did.
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that
the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
For these things were done, that the scripture should be
fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again
from the dead.
The Apostles shared this view:
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled,
which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to
them that took Jesus.
The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a
sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and
preached unto him Jesus.
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days
reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received
the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those
things were so.
And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man,
and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures
that Jesus was Christ.
(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was
counted unto him for righteousness.
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose
have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared
throughout all the earth.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be
God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture
saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying,
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our
learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the
obedience of faith:
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day
according to the scriptures:
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen
through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise
by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and
her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that
treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God,
and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that
dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I
lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of
any private interpretation.
As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in
which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.