Category Archives: Systematic Theology

Scripture’s Authority is Sufficient (2)

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Scripture is Sufficient in its Authority The implication of 2 Timothy 3 is clear: Scripture is the only needed dictate of one’s beliefs and actions. If it is sufficient for all a Christian needs to be and do, then it is sufficient in its authority. The Christian is able to bow to the Scriptures alone and fulfill God’s entire will […]

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The Sufficiency of Scripture (1) – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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            One of the believer’s greatest losses comes when he forgets the resource he possesses in God’s Word, and we are severely losing in modern Christendom. One has well said that there has never been so great a spiritual lethargy toward understanding Scripture despite our unique access to much Scriptural teaching. Though we are privileged with deluxe bound copies of […]

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Infallibility (4): The Foundation of Our Faith

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          As we look at the summation of this topic, it will be helpful for us to leave with practical wisdom from Scripture. How does infallibility affect my life? How does it change my Christianity? A look at a few Scriptures will bring unmistakable clarity to those questions.             Firstly, infallibility means Scripture cannot be broken, […]

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Inerrancy (3) – Dealing with Bible Difficulties

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If one is to claim, as above, that the Bible is fully without error, he must be ready to defend his claim on a practical level. To be conservative is not equivalent to being naive or ignorant. Thus, one who stands for inerrancy should be competent when addressing Bible difficulties. Before entering into this field, the Christian must be sure […]

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Inerrancy (2): Why It Is Necessary

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            The theologian who denies inerrancy is faced with certain foundational problems that he cannot wish away. He has to be inconsistent in how he interprets Scripture, he has to form a conviction about errors in the Bible apart from the Bible itself, and he has to nullify the true weight and authority of Scripture.             The liberal theologian would often […]

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The Inerrancy and Infallibility of Scripture (1)

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            Through the centuries men and women of God have both devoted and sacrificed their lives for the sake of a book they deemed worthy. This book, of course, is the Bible. They did not see a book from man, nor a book corrupted by man: they saw words from God. In that this book embodied God’s words, it was […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (4) – Some Concluding Thoughts

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What is at Stake? – Implications of the Doctrine             Israel was the nation to which the oracles of God were committed. The idea of having a written and codified law seemed simple enough to them, causing them to vow rather ignorantly, “All that the Lord has commanded, we will do.” However, they soon realized otherwise in their forty years […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (3) – Dual Authorship

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            No discussion on inspiration is complete without some commentary on the dual-authorship of Scripture – not only the fact that Scripture is written by both God and man, but the implications of what that means and the dynamics of how that functioned. This is a necessary question to assess, because it affects how we approach the authority of Scripture,  […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture – The Dynamics of Inspiration

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The Dynamics of Inspiration Generally Considered            Though last week there was much depth found in 2 Peter 1, there are obviously other passages that speak of God’s inspiration of Scripture. For instance, there are over 3,500 uses of phrases like “Thus saith the Lord” throughout the Bible. God has repeatedly embedded in it His stamp […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (1) – Understanding 2 Peter 1:12-21

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            In any conversation about the Bible, one’s presuppositions about inspiration (the God-breathed nature of Scripture) will always come to the fore. Whether it is authority, accuracy, preservation, infallibility or any pivotal aspect of Scripture, the fact of Scripture’s divine origin must and will define our view on every one of them. Scripture is what it is, because it is from […]

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