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Scripture’s Authority is Sufficient (2)

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Scripture is Sufficient in its Authority The implication of 2 Timothy 3 is clear: Scripture is the only needed dictate of one’s beliefs and actions. If it is sufficient for all a Christian needs to be and do, then it is sufficient in its authority. The Christian is able to bow to the Scriptures alone and fulfill God’s entire will […]

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The Sufficiency of Scripture (1) – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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            One of the believer’s greatest losses comes when he forgets the resource he possesses in God’s Word, and we are severely losing in modern Christendom. One has well said that there has never been so great a spiritual lethargy toward understanding Scripture despite our unique access to much Scriptural teaching. Though we are privileged with deluxe bound copies of […]

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Infallibility (4): The Foundation of Our Faith

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          As we look at the summation of this topic, it will be helpful for us to leave with practical wisdom from Scripture. How does infallibility affect my life? How does it change my Christianity? A look at a few Scriptures will bring unmistakable clarity to those questions.             Firstly, infallibility means Scripture cannot be broken, […]

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The Inerrancy and Infallibility of Scripture (1)

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            Through the centuries men and women of God have both devoted and sacrificed their lives for the sake of a book they deemed worthy. This book, of course, is the Bible. They did not see a book from man, nor a book corrupted by man: they saw words from God. In that this book embodied God’s words, it was […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (4) – Some Concluding Thoughts

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What is at Stake? – Implications of the Doctrine             Israel was the nation to which the oracles of God were committed. The idea of having a written and codified law seemed simple enough to them, causing them to vow rather ignorantly, “All that the Lord has commanded, we will do.” However, they soon realized otherwise in their forty years […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (3) – Dual Authorship

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            No discussion on inspiration is complete without some commentary on the dual-authorship of Scripture – not only the fact that Scripture is written by both God and man, but the implications of what that means and the dynamics of how that functioned. This is a necessary question to assess, because it affects how we approach the authority of Scripture,  […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture (1) – Understanding 2 Peter 1:12-21

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            In any conversation about the Bible, one’s presuppositions about inspiration (the God-breathed nature of Scripture) will always come to the fore. Whether it is authority, accuracy, preservation, infallibility or any pivotal aspect of Scripture, the fact of Scripture’s divine origin must and will define our view on every one of them. Scripture is what it is, because it is from […]

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The Character of Scripture (3) – The Bible and Practical Life

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Scripture’s Metaphors/Comparisons of Itself – The Bible and Practical Life             The Bible is full of many types of illustrations, meant to convey spiritual truth in a way that physical beings can relate to. Several metaphors are used of Scripture, and most of them relate to things in life that are utterly essential. These metaphors touch areas of life such […]

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The Character of Scripture (2) – Scripture’s Titles and Features

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Scripture’s Titles for Itself             Studies have often, and rightly, been done on the names and titles of the Lord Jesus, because those names and titles are intentionally meant to describe a certain aspect of His nature. So with Scripture, there are a number of different titles, even besides the common designations “Scripture” and “Word.”             Titles Communicating Its Authority. […]

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The Character of Scripture (1) – An Exposition of Psalm 19

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            If the Bible is not assessed for what it is at the very beginning, any observations that follow will be maligned. If we do not see it as revelation from God, we may forget to see Him at the center of it all. If we do not see it as a spiritual book, we may lose the full impact […]

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