The first formulations of the doctrine of inerrancy had not been established according to the authority of a council, creed, or church, until the post-Reformation period. The critic would argue how Jesus could have believed in a view that was not in existence until 1,500 years after his life. How would you respond?
HOW ARE WE TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF BIBLICAL INSPIRATION?
The Bible claims to be a book from God, a message with divine authority. Indeed, the biblical writers say they were moved by the Holy Spirit to utter His very words—that their message came by revelation so that what they wrote was breathed out (inspired) by God Himself.
What Was God’s Purpose In Giving Us the Bible?
The Scriptures inform us why we are here, why things are the way that they are, they give us much history and explain our future, a well as giving us the answers to life’s most important questions. The Creator has given us everything that we need to know to get us through this difficult time, and up unto the Second Coming of Christ. But there is more ...
Bible Authors Were Borne Along by the Holy Spirit
2 Peter 1:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 for no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. for no prophecy was ever produced - The Greek word (ποτὲ pote) has the sense of ever, at any time, at some time or any... Continue Reading →
DIVINE INSPIRATION: Application of the Argument
What is our attitude towards God’s Word? The knowledge that the Scriptures are inspired by the Holy Spirit involves definite obligations. Our conception of the authority of the Bible determines our attitude and measures our responsibility. If the Bible is a Divine revelation what follows? We Need to Seek God’s Forgiveness. If it were announced... Continue Reading →
Exodus 3:22 OTBDC: How could a God that is the epitome of love command the Israelites to plunder the Egyptians for their riches?
Exodus 3:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and on your daughters; and you will plunder the Egyptians.” We must look at the... Continue Reading →
Exodus 3:1 OTBDC: What kind of priest was Jethro?
Exodus 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham’s son Midian and are collectively referred to as “Midian”... Continue Reading →
DIVINE INSPIRATION: Inward Confirmation of the Truthfulness of the Scriptures
We are living in a day when confidence is lacking; when skepticism and agnosticism are becoming more and more prevalent; and when doubt and uncertainty are made the badges of culture and wisdom. Everywhere men are demanding proof. Hypotheses and speculations fail to satisfy: the heart cannot rest content until it is able to say,... Continue Reading →
DIVINE INSPIRATION: The Completeness of the Bible Demonstrates its Divine Perfection
The antiquity of the Scriptures argues against their completeness. The compilation of the Bible was completed more than eighteen centuries ago, while the greater part of the world was yet uncivilized. Since John added the capstone to the Temple of God’s Truth there have been many wonderful discoveries and inventions, yet there have been no... Continue Reading →
DIVINE INSPIRATION: The Miraculous Power of the Bible Shows Forth That its Inspirer Is the Almighty
The Power of God’s Word to Convict Men of Sin In Hebrews 4:12 we have a Scripture which draws attention to this peculiar characteristic of the Bible—“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints... Continue Reading →