The Bible: The Power Of The Bible

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Imagine sitting on a bench, reading your Bible. After some time a jogger in the park approaches and presents you with a question. Why do you study the Bible and how you can possibly consider it authoritative? Let us discuss this question so we are able to allow defense as stated in 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”. One must ask themselves, does the Bible have authority. Authority is defined as the right and power to command, enforce law, exact obedience and determine judgment. Books are unable to speak, control, or even transport themselves, how can a book effectively carry out the definition described above unless it is more than a book? The Bible can carry out the definition based on its author and inspiration. The Bible is the Word of God, God allowed man to scribe in written form revelations of himself. God being the author meticulously and effectively allowed man to reveal God’s authority over all creation and allowing communication between man and himself.…show more content…
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

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