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The inspiration of scripture and its relevance today

I. Introduction

a. What do we mean by scripture?
b. We are specifically talking of

II. Inspiration

a. What is inspiration?
i. Contemporary meaning versus Biblical meaning
ii. God-breathed (AMSW pg 29)
iii. Theo-pneustos
b. Method of inspiration
how was inspiration accomplished? (AMSW pg. 32)
i. (holy men of God moved)
c. what is Verbal inspiration (pg 118 - God wrote only one Bible)
d. what is Plenary inspiration (AMSW pg. 31)
e. accurately recorded.
Factually accurate
Unity of themes
Prophetically accurate (pg 11)
Scientifically accurate (The history of the king james bible and the people called baptist
william r. byers, pg 11)

IV. The importance of inspiration

a. Only to the originals
b.

IV. The importance of inspiration

a. Authority of scripture
If it came from GOD and NOT man then we know it to be inerrant
b. we can trust it

Notes on Inspiration – Lec. 3

2 Timothy 3:16 KJV 1900
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 tim 3:16 – “all scripture”

Meaning of inspiration

– “breathed out by God” “God-breathed”
Inspiration is a mystery and paradox
Ephesians 1:5 KJV 1900
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
eph 1:%
There is a human element that is introduced by the different authors
God breathed out into the scriptures. – the living Bible
Are the men inspired? Or the words?
Words are inspired!
Men were moved! – “moved” to carry along
They were carried along by the Spirit

Magnitude of inspiration

How far does it reach?
Verbal – every word is inspired
Plenary – each word equally inspired
Proverbs 30:5 KJV 1900
Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Psalm 12:6 KJV 1900
The words of the Lord are pure words: As silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
EXAMPLES OF INSPIRATION
“My Words”
Deuteronomy 18:18 KJV 1900
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
“God spake”
Exodus 20:1 KJV 1900
And God spake all these words, saying,
“LORD hath”
Exodus 35:1 KJV 1900
And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the Lord hath commanded, that ye should do them.
“Spake by me” (David) “His word”
2 Samuel 23:2 KJV 1900
The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, And his word was in my tongue.
“My Words”
Jeremiah 1:9 KJV 1900
Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
“Thy Word”
Psalm 138:2 KJV 1900
I will worship toward thy holy temple, And praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Not “mechanical” dictation.
– jot and tittle
human and holy instruments to record his word
Psalm 110:1 KJV 1900
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mark 12:35–36 KJV 1900
And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mark 12:36 KJV 1900
For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Luke 20:40 KJV 1900
And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
Luke 20:40–43 KJV 1900
And after that they durst not ask him any question at all. And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
MEASURE OF INSPIRATION
are the scripture trustworthy?
Do we have a shaky Bible foundation?
Trustworthy and reliable.
John 17:17 KJV 1900
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Thy - GOD’s WORD!
Word - WORDS!
Is - current and present possession
Truth - it can be trusted
John 10:35 KJV 1900
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Scripture cannot be broken - must be completed.
The SCRIPTURE gives it “side of the story” in regards to the matter of inspiration.
Mark 14:49 KJV 1900
I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
Luke 24:44 KJV 1900
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Matthew 24:35 KJV 1900
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Hebrews 10:7 KJV 1900
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
heb 10:
Hebrews 10:8 KJV 1900
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Hebrews 10:9 KJV 1900
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
THY will - in the volume of the book.
Inerrancy - without error and recorded accurately
demand for inerrancy - without it not fully assured of the truth of scripture. The reader becomes the judge of what is true or not.
Matthew 27:9 KJV 1900
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
Zechariah 11:13 KJV 1900
And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.
jer
He SPOKE it. It did not record it.
2 Chronicles 22:2 KJV 1900
Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
2 Kings 8:26 KJV 1900
Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.
Psalm 119:89 KJV 1900
LAMED. For ever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.
ps 118:89
Isaiah 40:8 KJV 1900
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: But the word of our God shall stand for ever.
EVIDENCE OF INSPIRATION
Factually accurate
Unity of themes
Prophetically accurate
Scientifically accurate
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