Prof. Kimberly Lowry – “Read Up!”
“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – II Timothy 3:16-17
Prior to every semester we professors compile a list of reference materials that our students will need to master a particular course of study. As faculty well educated in our fields, we rely on the authority of scholarship to determine reliable and up-to-date literature for our teaching and research. The canon can and does change as new discoveries are made, or theories are proven or disproven.
As Christians we rely on the sanctity of Scripture, not merely as a compilation of the work of many scholars over many centuries, but as the Word of God revealed to these writers through the Holy Spirit. We believe as Timothy states that “all Scripture is God breathed.” As such we are called to use the Scripture to live holy lives. According to these verses, we must rely on God’s Word to teach, reprimand, correct and “[train] in righteousness” so we will be ready to do the work to which God calls us.
“All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” 1 Peter 1:24-25
Despite centuries of challenge and debate, the Holy Bible remains the supreme authority of the Christian faith. Praise be to God!
- Prof. Kimberly Lowry, Assistant Professor of World Languages