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  Inspiration, Authority and Interpretation
The doctrine of Biblical Inspiration is fundamental to evangelical Christianity.
The word "inspiration" is a legacy of the rendering in the King James Version of the Greek word theopneustos in 2 Timothy 3:16, which is a hapax legoma in the New Testament.
Biblical authority extends to the entire Biblical record, unless the context clearly shows that this is not the case.
www.kulikovskyonline.net /hermeneutics/inspirat.htm   (3154 words)

 Amazon.com: "biblical inspiration": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Biblical inspiration is different from the ordinary kind of literary...
CHAPTER 8 BIBLICAL INSPIRATION After exploring the Christian doctrine of revelation in confrontation with the claims of worldviews and non-Christian religions and as both...
In any balanced statement of the doctrine of biblical inspiration it is most important to remember that our Lord acknowledged the real authorship of the human writers.
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Biblical poetry is not some special form of poetry unique to the Bible, but is the common form of poetry written in those days.
The inspiration behind the Old Testament Scriptures had to occur in such a way that the very words employed by the authors were either determined, desired, or accepted by God.
Inspiration was of such a nature that the authors were kept from error.
www.apostolic.net /biblicalstudies/inspiration.htm   (10395 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Inspiration of the Bible
Inspiration can be considered in God, who produces it; in man, who is its object; and in the text, which is its term.
However that may be, there is no denying that the inspiration extends, in one way or aother, and as far as needful, to all those who have really cooperated in the composition of the sacred test, especially to the secretaries, if the inspired person had any.
Divine inspiration extends only to what touches faith and morals, on the false plea that the true meaning is sought for less in what God has said than in the motive for which He has said it.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08045a.htm   (5628 words)

 Biblical Inspiration.com
Biblical Principles — Employees Genesis 13:8 So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers." Exodus 18:18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out.
Biblical Principles — God Knows All Genesis 3:5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.
Biblical Principles — Authoritative Titus 1:9 (NKJV)..holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
www.biblicalinspiration.com   (21103 words)

 'Men Moved By the Holy Spirit Spoke From God' (2 Peter 1.21):A Middle Knowledge Perspective on Biblical Inspiration
That inspiration is plenary prevents confluence’s being understood as the divine and human authors each writing different portions of Scripture; that inspiration is verbal precludes confluence’s being interpreted to mean that God is the author of the ideas and a man the author of the words.
Thus, in the area of biblical inspiration, as in so many other areas of theology, the doctrine of divine middle knowledge proves to be a fruitful resource in shedding light on seemingly irresolvable old conundrums.
Thus, once we distinguish inspiration from revelation and understand inspiration to be a property belonging to the text, we see that a middle knowledge perspective in no wise denies that the very words of Scripture are inspired nor does it limit the Spirit’s role to the merely negative role of protection from error.
www.leaderu.com /offices/billcraig/docs/menmoved.html   (11988 words)

 The Modern Inerrancy Debate
Even many conservative biblical scholars are now willing to acknowledge that the Gospels were likely written from earlier sources, either written or oral, that preserved the teachings of Jesus in the 35 or so years between his life and the writings of the first Gospels.
Inspiration is the ongoing work of God (Christians would say the Holy Spirit) whereby He continues to help people understand the message, the testimony.
Inspiration was at work as scribes perhaps centuries after that incorporated that faith confession into a compilation of writings telling the marvelous story of God’s deliverance and creation of a people.
www.cresourcei.org /inerrant.html   (7541 words)

 1979 AC Statement Biblical Inspiration and Authority
Biblical knowledge apart from the loving obedience of the community of faith is idolatrous.
Brethren differ on the nature of the inspiration, the equality of authority within the Bible, and the exclusiveness of the Bible's authority in relation to the authority of the church, other inspired writing, and contemporary leading of the Spirit.
Instead Brethren take their authority either from a set of ideals that may be biblically rooted and confirmed by tradition and the community of the church today, or they accept the authority of secular society, living by the values shared by the majority.
www.brethren.org /ac/ac_statements/79BiblicalInspiration&Authority.htm   (9707 words)

 The Inspiration of Scripture (by Ron Rhodes)
Biblical inspiration may be defined as God's superintending of the human authors so that, using their own individual personalities (and even their writing styles), they composed and recorded without error His revelation to man in the words of the original autographs.
Inspiration means that "the Holy Spirit of God superintended the human writers in the production of Scripture so that what they wrote was precisely what God wanted written."
In other words, how one views revelation and inspiration will determine how he views the Bible's authority....Since the written revelation from God has been recorded under the Spirit's superintendence and is "the very breath of God," it is therefore authoritative - just as authoritative as the One who gave it.
home.earthlink.net /~ronrhodes/Inspiration.html   (2213 words)

 Divine Inspiration: Biblical Baby Names
For the past few years, biblical baby names have become increasingly popular for the first time in a long while -- in fact, the origin of nine out of the top 10 boys' names in 2004 can be easily traced to the Bible.
The tradition of using biblical names here in the United States can be traced to the Puritans, who eschewed Old English names associated with the Church of England in favor of names chosen directly from the Bible.
They were replaced by more traditional names with biblical origins, such as Ethan and Abigail in the year 2001 (and they're still on the top 10 list today.) And biblical baby names appear to be much more popular for boys; only three out of the top 10 baby names for girls in 2004 were Bible-based.
www.americanbaby.com /ab/story.jhtml?storyid=/templatedata/ab/story/data/1134677675764.xml&catref=cat3990002   (533 words)

 Biblical Revelation and Inspiration
In attempting to delineate a theory of revelation and inspiration that faithfully reflects the statements of the biblical text itself, Bender ably avoids the extremes of both liberals and conservatives.
In other words, it is possible to profess very piously to be biblical and yet to miss the central meaning of the Bible, to be mightily concerned about tithes and mint and cummin and yet to miss the weightier matters of the Word.
The biblical writings manifest so clearly the characteristics and traits of their human writers, and their relation to the historical times and cultural settings in which they were written is so clear, that divine dictation or mechanical inspiration, shutting out human participation, is impossible.
www.bibleviews.com /bib-rev-ins.html   (4787 words)

Agustine's Doctrine on the Inspiration and Canonicity of Scripture.
The authority of the Bible: theories of inspiration, revelation, and the canon of Scripture.
Preus, Robert D. The Inspiration of Scripture: A Study of the Theology of the Seventheenth Century Lutheran Dogmaticians.
www.andrews.edu /~canale/doctrine_of_revelation_and_inspi.htm   (1067 words)

 Biblical Prophecy
Biblical Prophecy is evidence Christians hold to validate the Bible's claims of Divine inspiration.
One example of Biblical Prophecy is found in the Book of Ezekiel.
A most compelling Biblical Prophecy is found in Daniel, chapter 9, verse 25.
www.allabouttruth.org /biblical-prophecy.htm   (795 words)

Unfortunately, the total structure of biblical doctrine is rarely exposited to the student of systematic theology whether it be in the classroom or between the covers of a theology textbook.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the biblical doctrine of preservation and establish its inseparable relationship with the doctrine of inspiration.
Inspiration and inerrancy are applied only to the original manuscripts, and God’s Word is said to have been “generally preserved” in the mass of extant manuscripts.
www.biblebelieversbaptist.org /inspiration_preservation.htm   (7779 words)

 BiblicalStudies.org.uk - Inspiration of the Bible
Wayne House, "Biblical Inspiration in 2 Timothy 3:16," Bibliotheca Sacra 137: 545 (1980): 54-61.
Philip Edgcumbe Hughes, "The Inspiration of Scripture in the English Reformers Illuminated by John Calvin," Westminster Theological Journal 23.2 (1961): 129-150.
Griffith Thomas, "Inspiration," Bibliotheca Sacra 118: 469 (1961): 41-45.
www.biblicalstudies.org.uk /inspiration.php   (832 words)

He has already ruled out accepting the inspiration on “a priori” grounds, that is he has rejected basing such a doctrine on faith in God and in the Bible as his word.
His defense of Biblical inerrancy is based on the fact that unbelieving criticism has not been able to establish one undisputed error in the Scriptures.
It is because of his errors with respect to these issues, because of his departures from the Westminster doctrine of the Scriptures, that meaningful belief in the inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures has become progressively extinct in many evangelical denominations and especially in professedly conservative seminaries.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /inspiration.htm   (2836 words)

The modernists of the 19th century attacked the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, devising theories whereby the first five books of the Bible were formed late in Israel’s history from a variety of material, the authorship of which was unknown.
To question the infallible inspiration of the book of Genesis is to discount the entire Bible, because the rest of the Bible stands or falls on this foundation.
Not only does it teach us that God intends for sinful man to be clothed properly because of the wickedness of his fallen heart; but the clothing in Genesis 3 also depicted the death and blood that was required for the atonement of man’s sin and it pointed to the Cross of Jesus Christ.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/biblicalinspiration1.htm   (6710 words)

 "Biblical Inspiration" & Modern Day Textual Criticism
"The doctrine of the inspiration of Scripture is of immense importance.
Advocates of plenary inspiration hold that the writers of Scripture had the immediate influence of the Spirit to such an extent that they could not err in any point; every statement is accurate and infallible, whether "religious, scientific, historical, or geographical" (Charles Hodge, Theology, i.
Consequently we are left with the contradictory situation whereby the missionaries start by affirming 'inspiration' for the original autographs – that not a single person in Christian history has conclusively referred to let alone actually read – based on a modern critically reconstructed eclectic text which is supposed to be based on the original autographs.
www.islamic-awareness.org /Bible/Text/Canon/inspire.html   (8328 words)

Biblical truths are unchangeable because they have been revealed by God who is "the same yesterday and today and or ever" (Heb 13:8).
The primary concern of those who are arguing for absolute biblical inerrancy, claiming it to be the historical position of the Christian Church, is not so much to reinforce the normative authority of Scripture, but to validate their system of doctrines and practices.
From a biblical perspective, fundamental truths such as Christ's death and resurrection, are not conditioned by the accuracy of the circumstantial details of the events.
www.biblicalperspectives.com /endtimeissues/eti_102.html   (13121 words)

 FAQ on Biblical Inspiration and Inerrancy
One of my main points in opposing the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy is that we need to spend less, not more time discussing supposed errors and contradictions in the Bible, and more time trying to understand the Bible on its own terms.
I believe that the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy tends to force us to focus on the trivialities of the text and keeps us away from communion with God, from hearing the direct inspiration that God has for us.
Inspiration refers to the process of God presenting his message to us, and inspired writings are those that are infused with God's message.
energion.com /rpp/bible_inspiration_faq.php   (2535 words)

 The Bible, the Qur'an, Bart Ehrman, and the Words of God
Believing that the biblical writers were inspired by the Spirit, and that the Spirit guided and limited their choice of words, and that the writers themselves selected their words carefully, I would argue that the actual words matter a great deal if we want to understand God's written revelation.
At the center of this abandonment of biblical inspiration was his discovery that we do not have access to the original manuscripts of the biblical writings.
So the doctrine of inspiration was in a sense irrelevant to the Bible as we have it, since the words God reputedly inspired had been changed and, in some cases, lost.
www.markdroberts.com /htmfiles/resources/biblequran.htm   (9491 words)

 Inspiration: The Biblical Claims
It is important to know that through the words of the human authors of scripture, the Bible itself either directly or indirectly, claims to be the word of God.
Therefore, the claims for the inspiration of the Bible are not superimposed by others, having been forced upon the text from the outside, but are in harmony with the internal evidence found within the pages of scripture.
There are two key scriptures which highlight the biblical claim for the inspiration of the Bible.
godisforus.com /information/bible/evidence/claims.htm   (664 words)

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