Therefore many people believe that scripture is the one and true way that God have made himself known. Research indicates that through scripture God has inspired, communicate, and revealed himself to humankind through the elements of the world. Through these studies humankind has come to believe and understand that there is a greater source that can give and take away that which he has created. R.C.Sproul states “for whoever or whatever God may be he is altogether beyond our knowledge. Being limited in our ability to think as God does, one must believe and trust through the faith which has be built through the very word that has been written.
Preaching is God’s holy inspired word, delivered through the preacher himself, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. One asks, how can it be said that a word is God’s lest it be spoken by God himself. It is important that proclaimers understand that it is God who is in action and not ourselves. Many times, so call preachers approach the sacred desk and begin to proclaim words of themselves that are not inspired by God. Preaching that is done for oneself is flat and meaningless.
The origin in the context of verse 21 is clear that Peter is speaking that Scripture originated from God Himself and not the credentials of the one who interprets it. There is no private source for the Bible; the prophets did not supply their own solutions or explanations to the mysteries of life. Rather, God spoke through them He alone is responsible for what is written in Scripture. This is why Christians should study the Bible diligently. For it is God’s written Word.
This reduces the authority and value of Scripture. Scripture is not seen as God’s word or His revelation but as a written record of the experiences of humans, which takes away from its divinity and authority (Lane, 2006, p. 239). Schleiermacher, the father of Liber... ... middle of paper ... ... God’s word, and it provides humanity with his truth and revelation. His word is a guide to live by, and through his word, all is made clear. No doctrine or faith in Christianity should stray from the word of God.
However, there seems to be tension between Paul’s conclusion regarding the way of justification and the conclusion in James 2:14-26. Paul’s thesis in this section of the Bible is that God’s righteousness that is distanced from law is currently available to all believers in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:21-22). This salvation that is provided in Christ through faith is also deeply individualistic since every individual must accept the gift personally i.e. for himself or herself . Since this righteousness or salvation offered apart from law, it is received through faith rather than obedience to the law.
Reading Report One “Paramount and Permanent Authority of the Bible” explained how people today perceive the Bible. John A. Broadus points out several interesting points on how Christians today have contradicted what the Bible says on many different occasions to make it say what we really want it to. Broadus starts off by saying how some people believe that the Bible “contains the word of God” instead of believing that it is actually the word of God. He begins to tell those who say it only contains His words that we must understand that even though we may not always interpret what the Bible has to say the right way, we must realize that the words of the Bible are still the truth that comes from God alone. John Broadus also addresses the
5:7 to support his point; believers “walk by faith, not by sight.” By reading the Word, believers learn about God’s love and trust that everything He has written in the Bible is true. However, if the authority of the Scripture is shaken due to an error, then faith is shaken, which leads to the decay of love (Augustine, 28). However, this argument almost seems like Augustine is accentuating his argument without enough support. He seems to assume that his readers already recognize that the Scripture is without error. Those who do not believe so are misled due to their own interpretation because the scriptures do not lie (Augustine, 27).
Name: Edy Mangin Seminar Note 1: Introduction to Christian Doctrines THE DOCTRINE OF THE SCRIPTURE The Christian faith is grounded upon the understanding that there is a God, and God has revealed Himself to man in the Scriptures. We need to search the meaningful authority to prove and to acknowledge the divine authority. But human beings with their darkened minds and limited powers cannot infiltrate the knowledge of God. We have to humbly ourselves and let the Scriptures express themselves since God Almighty has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. The prophets themselves declared that they are not the instigator of the Scriptures.
Here we touch on an important point, namely that it is best to keep the truth of Scripture than the words of Scripture. We must admit , therefore, the limits of our human language to talk about things so high , beyond our crisis, our understanding . The Trinity is not a biblical teaching , how is she become a doctrine of Christianity? For many, it was mad... ... middle of paper ... ...the world . God is seen as the Supreme Being in the world in Christianity and other religions.
The view of Karl Barth that God is revealed in Jesus Christ is more persuasive because that is what is written in the canonical scriptures. He says that theology is the study of god and it is not possible