The inspiration and authority of bible. 3. “Thy word is Truth” The Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority of the Bible 2019-01-30

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Authority of the Bible

the inspiration and authority of bible

The second feeling the tall side of the animal said that the elephant was tall, like a wall. Throughout His ministry, Jesus made clear His teachings, corrections, and actions were consistent with the Old Testament. Secondly, in all the historical books we find features utterly unknown in all human histories. Many of these have been answered by Edwin Thiele in his Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. We mean more than this when speaking about the inspiration of the Bible.

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The Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority of the Bible (Part 1)

the inspiration and authority of bible

Matthew 10:19,20 - It is not you who speaks but the spirit of the Father speaks in you. Generally, all miraculous elements were deemed later additions and not historically accurate. The Bible is an authoritative revelation of truths about God, and we want to worship our Creator with as much understanding as possible. Dockery The Scripture quotation is taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Warfield in defense of the historic doctrine of verbal, plenary inspiration and the absolute authority and inerrancy of Scripture.

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3. “Thy word is Truth” The Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority of the Bible

the inspiration and authority of bible

God declares His authority in His revelation—His inspired Word—and God alone is the ultimate source of authority. Warfield then establishes the authority of the New Testament based on internal and external evidence, including the pronouncement of the early Church fathers who were students and contemporaries of the Apostles. The Earth turns on its axis while revolving around the sun. Translations produce variations of expression. God has made Himself known in the Scriptures. For example compare the following: Is 6:9-10 Matt 13:15 Is 6:9-10 John 12:39-40 Is 6:9-10 Acts 28: 25-27 Is.

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Divine Inspiration and the Authority of the Bible

the inspiration and authority of bible

The point is Scripture is not a scientific text book, and it is not written to the standards of 20 th century scientific accuracy. Indeed, it would be impossible to conceive of the Bible as divinely inspired and yet untruthful at the same time, for God is utterly truthful ;. But now He has spoken to us by His Son. The sayings of Jesus are accepted as of divine authority ; ; , and the letters of Paul are also considered Scripture. The fact is, then, that most of these so-called mistakes are apparent only and not real, and the very few real ones are copyists' slips and the like on side matters of no vital importance.

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Authority of the Bible

the inspiration and authority of bible

What do we mean by these terms? The Word of God is referred to in Scripture as the sword of the Spirit Ephesians 6:17 and as being sharper than any two-edged sword Hebrews 4:12. See Gerstner, The Foundation of Biblical Authority, p. Barber Janeway, Jacob — 1845 300 pp. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. If anything human was added, they were under a curse. The reference is to the Old Testament, but what is true there is also true of the New Testament.

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Divine Inspiration and the Authority of the Bible

the inspiration and authority of bible

God used Paul as His instrument to communicate His word to man. We do not accept this view. He read through the initial setup sequences for testing the landing gear, then came to Step 1 of the troubleshooting guide. Paul expressly did not want their faith to rest on human wisdom but in God's wisdom and power. Some people like just to open the Bible and take the first verse their eye falls upon as a direct message from God to them.

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Bible Inspiration: Scriptures Infallible, Inerrant, Verbally Inspired?

the inspiration and authority of bible

Let us bless God, then, for His inspired Word! Free citations of the Old Testament suggest that meaning is more important than individual words, but a problem arises when the New Testament gives a different meaning to an Old Testament passage. Here are three distinct steps and a distinct action of the Holy Spirit of God in connection with each. In this way, the scholars believed they could arrive at the nuggets of truth that had been buried in the embellished versions. However, from the various verses that allude to this process, I see both a dynamic and verbal inspiration of the Holy Spirit, without going as far as dictation in most instances. Below is a sampling of these prophecies. The analogy of Jesus, the Word made flesh, may offer a parallel.

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Warfield & Inspiration: The Authority of the Bible

the inspiration and authority of bible

These books present views of God that are contrary to the Bible. Some say these prophecies were fulfilled by chance, but the odds against this would be exceptionally large. As illustrated above, the inerrancy of Scripture can be inferred by premises that are themselves taught by Scripture. Moreover, the oversight of the Holy Spirit does not mean that the unique temperament, language proficiencies, and education of each biblical author was somehow suspended when they wrote Scripture. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. In Matt 12:39-42, he authenticated the story of Jonah; He stated that Moses wrote the books of Moses in Mark 7:10 See also John 5:45-47, 7:19 ; and in Matt 19:4-5 he authenticated the creation account, that the human race started from one pair of fully developed humans specially created by God.

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Bible Inspiration: Scriptures Infallible, Inerrant, Verbally Inspired?

the inspiration and authority of bible

In fact, what good would it do you to believe in Jesus without the Scriptures, since you would have no idea what He did or did not teach? Inerrancy applies to the autographa, not to copies or translations of Scripture. Buntin is a retired military officer, ordained Baptist minister and high school Social Studies teacher. Deuteronomy 18:18-22 - The test of a prophet is, if he makes a mistake in prophetic utterance, he is not from God. Verse 11 goes further, and declares that the Spirit of God is the only possible source of such revelations. This perfect truthfulness extends not only to matters of doctrine but also to matters of historical reliability. Additionally, it includes both the event of revelation and its interpretation. © 2005 Probe Ministries Dr.

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The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield

the inspiration and authority of bible

It is rather a book recounting the mighty acts of God on behalf of his people. The strongest argument for the divine inspiration of the Bible is the testimony of Jesus. Is it possible to maintain the inspiration of our Authorized version since a Revision has been issued as well as many other translations in English? I remember as a young Christian when I bought my first big study Bible--it was expensive, it was big, and I was fairly well lost trying to use its various helps. These Are Words of God - God Gave the Words. Inerrancy is a capstone rather than a foundational doctrine. They claimed everything they wrote was from God so it was all authoritative.

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