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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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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 (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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The Character of Scripture (1) – An Exposition of Psalm 19

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            If the Bible is not assessed for what it is at the very beginning, any observations that follow will be maligned. If we do not see it as revelation from God, we may forget to see Him at the center of it all. If we do not see it as a spiritual book, we may lose the full impact […]

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An Introduction to the Bible – The Basics

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            Before the beginning of time, God existed – completely invisible and sufficient in and of Himself. Then He created, and heaven and earth came into existence. Then He spoke, and light brought visibility to God’s creation. For the first time, God manifested something of Himself by physical means. It was this action which began a process of revelation which […]

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Theological Fallacies (1) – Fallacies of Approach

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            Bad doctrine arises from bad foundations. This is true of every belief system, really, whether connected to theology or not. But it is especially important to recognize this in theology, because it concerns the Word of God. This deserves a quality consideration for how we will approach it. Sadly, most have failed to examine their approach, because consistence and […]

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