: a curious nosy jogger) a reason for studying the Bible based on its authoritative, inspired, and inerrant message. Therefore, the arguments for and against the Bible will be discussed. According to Merriam-Webster, authority is defined as “a power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior.” In the New Testament, the Greek word exousia sometimes translated as power means to exercise a power held by right. This ‘right’ has its foundation in God himself for “there is nothing outside him on which his authority is founded.” 2 Timothy 3:16 states, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (ESV). Therefore, Scripture has authority based on God’s chosen approach to reveal himself to man and interrelates with inspiration.
We learned how the bible is harmonious and accurate, filled with prophecies, and practical for our day. So with that in mind, we should try to make this widely available to all sorts of people from all over the world, applying it, and seeing its benefits. Works Cited: New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (The Bible) it-1 pp. 307-313 Bible Works Cited
Inspiration, in relation to the Bible, is a supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit upon divinely chosen agents in consequence of which their writings become trustworthy and authoritative; this definitions defense is the Bible itself. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16. Furthermore, 2 Peter 1:20 also sates, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.” The writers of the Bible only scribed what God allowed them to write. He used their talents and abilities to communicate his words and revelations. This inspiration and God-breathed words can guarantee its inerrancy and continuance throughout
Plenary means full and verbal means word for word therefore every Word in the Bible comes directly from God. 2 Timothy 3:16 reads “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”. This scripture provides proof that the Bible is written by God. The Bible is an inerrant collection of books. Because God is perfect, His words are perfect.
When it comes to the secular world, one of the hardest attributes that God has instilled in us is the ability to be just benevolent as God is. As humans it seems difficult for you to love everyone and everything on this planet. Some state that it is impossible, but from a theistic point of view, if God is able to be benevolent to all and we are made in his exact image, it should be relatively same for us. One of popular verses that show that ... ... middle of paper ... ...overall change certain aspects within politics and law. God’s image is magnificent and grandiose, being one of the most beautiful creations to this day.
Due to the convicting and powerful teachings of the Word of God, many men have tried to discredit the Bible as a complete and truthful book of facts. Historical writers are generally regarded as truthful and their works are useful to this day as guides for living. Leaders, teachers and military commanders have looked back at historical narratives to glean some understanding that could be helpful in the current day. Our hope is that history would teach us a lesson without having to go through the agony of the lesson firsthand. The fact that the beginning of history in all recorded accounts is limited to the same time frame is a starting point for believing in God of the Bible and yet many refuse to admit that the Bible is true.
Anselm says of God: “We believe that you are something than which nothing greater can be thought.” (Cottingham, 1996: 246) We can put this in shorthand by saying that Anselm understands God to be the greatest conceivable being -- the GCB, for short Now you might protest that you do not use the word "God" in this way. Nevertheless, that does not really matter. If Anselm can show that such a being exists, then he has shown something remarkable whatever you call the being. Furthermore, it is not clear why anyone should resist calling such a being God. Now another worry may occur to you: conceivable by whom?
Believe it or not, interpreters cannot fully grasp its mysteries without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. For the sake of clarity, the Bible states, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17), for it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them (2 Peter
Though these arguments Aquinas states his belief that God is the greatest of all things. While this is the same notion that Anselm has, Anselm does not hat the wit to back it up logically. In fact, the deeper you dig into Anselm, the more confusing and illogical it gets. Aquinas makes a great logical argument that is not terrible confusing. So, while they both had the same idea of God, only Aquinas was able to back it up.
Somehow, by the Grace of God, I find myself with the only, single true hope, a nonsensical faith, a belief I cannot prove with mortal things, a book that turns a hopeless, droll, frustrating world into a beautiful, hopeful, droll, frustrating world where smallest intricacies and biggest setbacks bring joy alike. Did I say my faith makes no sense? I was right. No sane person in his wrong mind would agree to a divine Creator, Revealer, Saviour, Lord, and Friend. Unfortunately, human depravity ensures sane human wrong-mindedness.