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The Scriptures, throughout both testaments, claim inspiration. The classic biblical text for the doctrine of inspiration, 2 Timothy reads, 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. escape from plenary inspiration, and that a concept of revela tion that is true to the Biblical witness is a concept that embraces inspiration as a mode of revelation. (1) The first is that view of inspiration which regards an infallible superintendence or direction of the Spirit of God as extending to those parts of Scripture that are the. Seven conclusions from Scripture regarding inspiration: 1. That no Old Testament Scripture was thought up by the prophet himself (II Peter ). 2. That all Old Testament Scriptures were given by the Holy Spirit as He moved upon men (II Peter ). 3. That this Spirit-breathed inspiration was given in many ways (Hebrews 1: 1). 4. The inspiration and authority of the Bible. Herman Ridderbos. WHEN SPEAKING ABOUT the authority of the Scriptures, one must distinguish sharply from the beginning between this authority itself and our doctrine about Scripture, its authority, infallibility, and all qualifications and concepts concerning Holy Scripture that have proceeded from theological reflection and discussion over the years.
If we believe in the inspiration of Holy Scripture we must be able to say why we believe it. I. Because Scripture itself affirms it.—Our first appeal, necessarily, must be to the Book itself, and the answer it gives us is decisive. ‘All Scripture’ says St. Paul in his famous utterance (2 Timothy 3. 3 John Urquhart, The Bible: Whence It Came, What It Contains, How to Read It, How to Use It; pp. Also See Ernest Martin, Design and Development of the Holy Scriptures, Rev. Ed., pp. ; J. H. Thayer, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 52, on Greek word άνωθεν, The Plenary Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, pp. (3) The sufficiency of Scripture is asserted in this area: "That the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." In the context of the epistle this may be primarily referring to Timothy. However, if the Word of God is able to make the minister complete in all spiritual. A T Robertson once quipped that "The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching.". Augustine of Hippo said "Let us therefore yield ourselves and bow to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, which can neither err nor deceive.". In the writing of the Jewish historian Josephus (Contra Apion, i.7) we find a statement that parallels 2Ti “The.
For holy mother Church, relying on the belief of the Apostles (see John ; 2 Tim. ; 2 Peter , ), holds that the books of both the Old and New Testaments in their entirety, with all their parts, are sacred and canonical because written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author and have been. I love the intimacy that John and Jesus shared as brothers! The second reason is for how the book starts in the first 5 verses. It proclaims Jesus in a mighty way! I’ll start this article out with those 5 verses. Here are 20 inspiring verses from the book of John in the order they appear in the book! Jesus Is The Word. Christians refer to this as Scripture being Christocentric. Jesus stated this (Luke , John ). The apostles Peter (Acts , , ; 1 Peter ; 2 Peter , ) and Paul (1 Corinthians ; Ephesians ; 2 Timothy ) also stated this. All of Scripture is meant to point us to God’s love for us in Christ. Revelation, Inspiration and Hermeneutics. Worship. Dissertations online. DOCTRINE OF REVELATION AND INSPIRATION. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Abraham, William J. The Divine Inspiration of Holy Scripture. New York: Oxford University Press, Abraham, William J. Divine Revelation and the Limits of Historical Criticism. New York: Oxford University.