Thanks to Grace Gems for the following from John Angell James:
"All Scripture is inspired by God, 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." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The doctrines of Scripture are facts, which involvecorresponding emotions and principles of action,and must, from their very nature, if believed, beoperative upon the heart and the life.
If the doctrines of Scripture . . .exert no godly influence,carry with them no practical weight,exert no moral power,they are not truly believed.
The doctrines of Scripture are at once . . .the source of consolation, andthe means of sanctification.
The doctrines of Scripture . . .come into the mind as knowledge,produce peace and love in the heart,and spread the beauties of holinessover the character and conduct.
The doctrines of Scripture are light; and like therays of the sun, they sustain life at the root ofthe vine, and produce fruit on its branches.
This heavenly light of truth gives . . .spiritual vitality to the soul,and holy conduct to the life.
"For our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction." 1 Thes. 1:5
"Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth." John 17:17