17 – Sufficiency
§ 17. The sufficiency of the Bible is that perfection according to which the Bible contains all that is necessary for the achievement of the end and aim of the Holy Scriptures.
Isaiah 8:20 To the Law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.
Luke 16:29–31: Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
II Timothy 3:16–17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.