This primarily means the Bible for some, although as Catholics we accept as equally true the teachings of the Apostles handed down through the bishops and known as Tradition. For both the Bible and Tradition, we believe we must obey because the teachings come from God, not because they are wise, will ensure a long life or prosperity. Christian ethics may be contrasted with Utilitarianism, whose adherents simply "do what works." Utilitarian ethics allowed the Holocaust, slavery, and totalitarian Communism. Because Christians do not believe humans made themselves or occurred "naturally," we do not believe we are free to do whatever su... ... middle of paper ... ...?
God cooperated with the writers in such a way to ensure that the message he intended was faithfully communicated in the very words they wrote. “All scripture is breathed out by God for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training the righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16). “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to who arrested Jesus” (Acts 1:16). No prophecy ever came by the will o... ... middle of paper ... ...eed to rely on the scriptures because Christian doctrine is not just another point of view and it’s not a fable. The Holy Scriptures can be trusted because they were written by prophets and apostles inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Swiss theologian Emil Brunner claimed, “Scripture is not only inspired by God and authoritative for Christian faith and practice and infallible in communicating the will and way of God for salvation, but also literally, technically inerrant in everything upon which it touches, including matters of history and cosmology.”12 Yet scholars have revealed minor errors in some texts. Therefore, a better understanding of the perfection of Scripture would be to call it infallible, which according to Olson, “describes the power of Scripture never to fail in its main purpose, which is to teach people about God and transform them in encounter with him.”13 Therefore, Scripture’s main goal and purpose are held together without error in all matters of
Which is in its own right a positive to the movement. Bible is used as the center of the Christian faith, however where they went wrong was saying that God is not moving anymore and what we have in this book is all that there is. There is no need for any more revelation because the Bible is complete. Actions will be based on the foundations of the Scriptures and things that do not directly align with this scriptures will not be tolerated. The evangelical movement held to the truth that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God.
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
Since he is holy, that makes all his other attributes good, holy, and just. God, being all of these things, cannot hold us to a standard of any less than holiness. Salvation is not something we can attain through holiness on our own. By Christ doing God’s will and dying for us on the cross, we are made holy. The author put it like this, “Holiness, then, is not necessary as a condition of salvation – that would be salvation by works – but as a part of salvation that is received by faith in Christ” (p. 34).
We Can Trust Scriptures vs. Can We Trust Scriptures? For a Christian, Scriptures are the basis of what he believes. Scriptures are inspired by God and one can be sure that Scriptures never lie, because God simply cannot lie. God leads us ONLY to the truth: “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” (John 16:13).
The Bible says in Romans 10:9, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” John 5:24 says, “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” They are many more scripture that clearly explains that salvation is only through Jesus. The believer is asked to believe and have faith in Jesus Christ. All four positions offer a Biblical case, yet not every interpretation can be correct. Universal opportunity makes the most theological sense and in no way conflicts with the great commission. Universal opportunity not only upholds Jesus is the only way, the truth and life (John 14:6) but also upholds that the unevangelized must have knowledge of Christ.
Truth an Attribute of God The definition of truth according to Webster’s is conformity to fact or actuality, reality, actuality. Ryrie defines truth as “agreement to that which is represented it includes veracity, faithfulness, and consistency.” To say that God is true is to say that he is consistent with himself. He is all that he should be; he has revealed himself as he really is. His revelations are completely reliable. For man to understand that truth is knowable to him and life does make sense, he should first understand that all truth is known to God regardless of if it is found in the Bible or other sources.
Faith is believing, but there needs to be a larger idea connected with that faith. - God does not force salvation on anyone; thus the term "self-choice and divine aid" has been used. Jesus revealed the great truth in John 6:44, "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him." Throughout, God exercises drawing power. We respond by coming to him.