2 Timothy 3:16 Explained By Origen

16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (2 Tim 3:16).

The above mentioned verse is the core of Bible, which gives an outstanding knowledge that how one can refute the scriptures by the power of the Holy Spirit. Church Father Origen demonstrates the verse by quoting certain passages from Old as well as New Testament. For example

Of the Sabbath:”Ye shall sit everyone in your dwellings; no one shall move from his place on the Sabbath-day.” (Ex 16:29). Now, this is impossible to observe literally, because no man can sit in the same place without moving to another.

From The New Testament

“If anyone smites on right cheek, he is ordered to present the left, since everyone who strikes with the right hand smites the left cheek? (Matt 5:39)

Thus, Origen says that the above statements are inspired by Holy Spirit, to demonstrate that we are not to be enlightened by the letter alone, but to understand their inner meaning, which gives forth a law which is beneficial to humans and worthy of God Almighty.

Therefore, (2 Tim 3:16) stands doubtless that we are given the privilege to refute the scriptures through the power of the Holy Spirit. Origen champions the knowledge to his best of understanding and tutelage his audience that how one can refute the scriptures.

The Meaning of “Depart from Me, ye Workers of Iniquity, I Never Knew You” (Matt 7:21-23) Explained by Origen

Response: Church father Origen is very clear on this approach relating the people to be false teachers.

Whereas, while referring to “On My account, you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles”. (Matt 10:18). Origen is very clear proving that God becoming man, delivered to men the doctrines of salvation.

(Origen De Principiis – Origen)

Book IV.
Translated from the Latin of Rufinus.
Chapter I.—That the Scriptures are Divinely Inspired. (verses 17 & 18)

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