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.
In the first chapter of The Basic, we explore different aspects of faith. We learned that Faith could be understood in many different ways. Faith can be described as the concept of believing in the existence of God, and also trusting in the Lord. John Calvin, on the other hands, have his own definition of faith. Calvin stated his belief, “Now we shall have a right definition of faith if we say that it is a steady and sure knowledge of the divine benevolence towards us, which is founded upon the truth of the gracious promise of God in Christ, and is both revealed to our minds and sealed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” Calvin definition illustrates the idea of Trinitarian.
However from this you see that revelation is all united in harmony. The Dei Verbum reveals that revelation as the self-disclosure of the trinity. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit show that there is faith and love. Faith and love is important in revelation. God was prominent from the divine mystery, spoke with human beings, and made them commit their lives with obedience to the life of faith.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of theories of inspiration and the Bible as God’s-breathed word. Owing to one of the most specific, the illumination theory in the inspiration of doctrine is what created the content of Scripture. It indicates the divine activity bringing scripture to the real life (Erickson, 2001). Generally, illumination of inspiration shows us the role of God in the overall life process. Moreover, the idea of inspiration stresses on the place where everyone stands in adherence to the Holy Spirit.
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).
Doctrine as Direction: This doctrine helps me realize that I am not the only one going through this process. It helps me realize how much love God has for us. He loves us enough to create us and desire for us to become holy. This doctrine also helps me realize that I am not the only one who is going to fail while going through this continuous process. The fact that I know I am going through a process that will make me more and more like my heavenly Father who is perfect is truly inspiring.
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. The author emphasizes the role of the Counselor as a minister of God, who uses the scriptures to help people change. In Psalms 51:10 the Bible states “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” If people can receive the instructions of God, then change can take place. I believe that real peace and joy comes from obeying biblical principles. When we know that God is pleased with us, then we are also happier with ourselves.
Ferguson’s The Christian Life is a invigorating instruction, of elemental precepts of the Christian faith. His nuts and bolts theme reflects an exacting focus upon the fundamentals of the Christian life coupled with encouraging instructions. Ferguson gives us a distillation of Christianity to be faithful, faithful to His Word, in our doctrine, our praxis, in our obedience. Just like our Lord’s testimony Ferguson is able to share an overflowing of Godly wisdom to live a Christian life not only didactic instruction. Ferguson demonstrates the highest levels of confidence in Scripture leading to sharp (Dever, 2016) discernment.
“Our spirit is a reflection of God’s nature and allows us to relate to him personally.” So we need to have well and always remember to glorify God. God is a Father of all human being. Therefore, we all are the children of God. He has created us with His image and He wants us to follow Him and trust Him with true heart. He is knowable, welcoming, creative, forgiving, honest and capable.
(1 John 4:7) The indwelling of God's love in us perfects our human character. Without it, we have no foundation on which to build our Christian lives. Love is not just an attribute of God's character ... It IS God! (1 John 4:16) It is the very essence of God's being.