Can one question, or consider evaluating the authority of God 's ' word and his infallible wisdom to supernaturally inspire those who wrote it? In the words of the psalmist” God’s word is the truth” and “every one of his righteous ordinances endures forever” (The Holy Bible, Ps: 119: 160). As students of the ministry, it is critically important to understand the biblical authority, inspiration, and inerrancy of the bible and the potential effects to society. This paper will reflect my personal insight, biblical research, and analysis to formulate a clear and concise understanding of this topic.
In my opinion, the apostle Paul makes a very profound statement and affirmation regarding the correlation between inspiration and inerrancy…show more content… In today’s society, many people question the authority and inerrancy of the Bible in search of unquestionable proof to ascertain the acute accuracy and trustworthiness of it’s writers. When the Bible is referred to as authoritative, we as believers, must demonstrate where the authority was originated. By definition, authority is the right and power to command, enforce laws, exact obedience, determine or judge (Elwell, 2011,pg 153). Authority may be bestowed or inherent as demonstrated in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, were both aspects are combined.
I believe the Bible has confined authority, as the authentic embodiment of God’s self-disclosure. The meaning of inerrancy is being without error, in which God has revealed and inspired the Bible . Inerrancy is a view that when all the facts become known, they will substantiate the Bible, and the original autographs in hopes of silencing false claims, whether they relate to biblical doctrine, ethics, social, physical, or life sciences. The author of Hebrews states“impossible that God would prove false” (The Holy Bible, Heb 6:18). Next we will discuss the four arguments of