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Categorical Doctrine

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You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them and that from childhood, you have known the sacred writings which can give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus . All Scripture [ graphe – that which is written] is inspired by God [ theopne├║stou – God-breathed] and profitable [advantageous] for teaching [doctrine] , for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.                  2 Timothy 3:14-17 There are 66 books of the Christian Bible recognized by the Christian community as canon, meaning an acknowledgment as inspired by God and, thus, given divine authority. Paul understood the importance of this when he wrote the following in 1 Thessalonians 2:13 to the church: For this reason, we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted [ dechomai