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#2 Bibliology - Inspiration, Part 1

Foundations in Christian Doctrine  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  52:18
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Foundations in Christian Doctrine #2 Bibliology - Inspiration, Part 1 Previous Homework Read Psalm 19, considering the concept of revelation. Notice the David’s transition from general revelation to speci c revelation. Key Texts for Inspiration 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Context: • From a child • Holy Scriptures • Able to make thee wise unto salvation • All Scripture (γράφη) • Inspiration • Pro table…perfect…furnished - 2 Peter 1:16-21 Context: • More sure word of prophecy • Light that shineth in a dark place…day dawn…day star arise in your hearts • Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man • Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost - fi fi 1 Foundations in Christian Doctrine De ning Inspiration Working toward a de nition: Three elements to a good de nition: 1. “_______________________” 2. “_______________________” 3. “____________________________________” • Charles Ryrie - “God carried men along so that they wrote His message in the Bible . . . God superintended the human authors of the Bible so that they composed and recorded without error His message to mankind in the words of their original writings.” • Norman Geisler & William Nix - “Spirit-moved men wrote God-breathed words that are divinely authoritative for Christian faith and practice.” Verbal, Plenary Inspiration Verbal: Plenary: Defending Inspiration Homework Re-read and ponder 2 Timothy (esp. 3) and 2 Peter (esp. 1). Why do you think that these two books contain the clearest articulation of the doctrine of inspiration? Why do you think Paul and Peter focused so much on the Scripture in the speci c book and at the particular point in their ow-ofthought? fl fi fi fi fi 2
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