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The Scripture ‘saith’ that which may be inferred from the scope of it by just consequence

Arthur PinkAgain,

“Do you think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” (James 4:5).

But as Thomas Manton pointed out in his exposition of that verse, such a statement is nowhere found in the Bible in those particular terms, adding “The Scripture ‘saith’ that which may be inferred from the scope of it by just consequence. Immediate inferences are as valid as express words. Christ proved the resurrection not by direct testimony, but by argument (Matthew 22:32). What the Scripture doth import therefore by good consequence should be received as if it were expressed.” Still another of the apostles had recourse to reasoning when he said, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater” (1 John 5:9), and infinitely more dependable; hence the excuselessness of those who reject it.

Arthur W. Pink-Interpretation of the Scriptures

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