Each plays a role in how revelation is outlined in the biblical sense. The foundation of Doctrine, Theology and how it is received through humankind reflects revelation and can be shown through 2 Timothy 3:16 2, All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (NRSV).
As well as being a supreme authority Evangelist’s believe that because the Bible was written by man through God’s instruction the Bible is both fully man’s and God’s (256). Furthermore, because the words written by man come directly from God the Bible is God’s holy word and everything it contains is true (257). The Evangelicals believed that “the Bible is the supreme authority for faith and practice” and it is Christ who redeemed us through the cross (Bingham 162). Lastly is the N... ... middle of paper ... ...I could grow and learn in a Christ centered environment and be more prepared for when I graduate and fond my place as a Christian in a secular world.
The doctrine of Plenary Inspiration is a doctrine that says that all of a canon is inspired by the Holy Spirit not just certain parts like the Protestants believe. The church agrees with this doctrine saying that entire canons should be considered inspired by God and not just ones that are picked by the Protestants. Hodge makes a great argument for the Protestants throughout this essay as he describes the importance and the origins of the scriptures. He backs up his argeuement by talking about how the Holy Spirit inspired the scriptures and communicates through the Apostles.
Personally, this misunderstanding could be explained as an exegetical scriptural reading. The task of preaching is more than a simple reading of scripture and explaining the message of the scripture. It must be transformed into the word of life for Preaching must include contemporary issues that plague the lives of those who hear. One must first understand that it is Divine Activity. Preaching is God’s holy inspired word, delivered through the preacher himself, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Scripture, can be referred to as many fixations. It teaches us the way of the Lord, the way of the light and all of the promises of the Lord. It teaches us truth, strength and it open our eyes. I believe that the Scripture is a part of our relationship with God. If we don’t understand his Word then we do not understand him.
Works Cited Elwell, Walter A., ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. 2nd ed. Baker Reference Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2001.
He inspired each word and thought of the scriptures and “the validity and nature of biblical inspiration rests on the cred... ... middle of paper ... ... of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice” (The Doctrine We Adorn 1). Works Cited BIC. Brethren in Christ, 2006. Web. 7 Mar.
The book “How to Help People Change” written by author Jay E. Adams was very inspiring to me. It appears to be based totally on the Word of God, which I also support as my personal approach to counseling. Psalms 119:24 King James Version “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.” Adams suggests that the process of change can only take place from the inside out (heart) and by using Christian principles. The heart has to be changed in order for a person’s behavior to change. In Psalms 51:6 the Bible states “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” When a person knows and conceives the righteous thing to do, the chances are greater that he will behave righteously.
I believe that this book communicates the deep love God has for mankind that He would give us His Word, and in His Word reveal the depth and fullness of His love for us. Because of this book I am inspired to study the Bible more with the confidence that it is worth knowing and that God desires to reveal Himself to mankind through His Word.
Scripture is truthful, for God cannot lie or speak falsely. Grudem states, “the essence of the authority of Scripture is its ability to compel us to believe and obey it.” This quote resonated with me as I considered my spiritual journey and Scriptures ability to persuade and convict in my own life. Grudem states that since the writers of the Bible continuously support that the Bible is written by humans, but is actually Gods own words. We must look to Scripture for its truthfulness. Two examples of Gods truthfulness in scripture come from Titus 1:2 which says “God, who never lies” and Hebrews 6:18 which says, “it is impossible for God to lie.” (Grudem