Bibliology Of The Bible

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Bibliology: A Brief Statement The Bible, in its sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the written Word of God. It is a holy construction of dual-authorship, consisting both of God’s sovereign influence and man’s directed inscription. There is nothing false or misleading within its pages—whether actual words, intended meaning, or the practices appropriately adapted from it; the Bible is entirely true, wholly helpful, and completely incapable of wrong. As God’s written revelation of Himself—His nature, character, redemptive history, and desire for humanity—the Bible is authoritative over the world and the manner of life mankind fosters in it. The words of Scripture have provided ample revelation for men and women to receive salvation …show more content…
The Bible, in its entirety, is written by men being influenced by the Holy Spirit’s divine directing, otherwise described as God’s exhaling. Inspiration is plenary; every word contained therein is catalyzed by the Spirit. Thus, it is also verbal, the words not merely the ideas are intentionally given by God. The Word of God is confluent, or theanthropic, containing only the content written by those authors who, as Peter’s second epistle explains, “were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” These men wrote with their own personalities, authorial intent, understanding, and linguistic proficiencies, or lack thereof, as God directed them; the writers’ contents did not originate within their own minds or imaginations, but they served as more than God’s mere secretaries. Consequently, the words of the original autographs contain the mark of God’s guidance. Moreover, the compounding discoveries of numerous manuscripts, none of which are originals, are perpetually affirming modern Scriptural deductions and translations. This strengthens the confidence contemporaries can have that our Bibles, whoever “our” may be, are as trustworthy as they are accurate to the …show more content…
I met Jesus at sixteen years old and have since seen the power of Scripture to transform, correct, and establish me. I have walked with Jesus for eight and a half young years, and I could not have survived it without Scripture. My life changed in college when God began teaching me His Word, giving me a deep hunger to know it, and a burning passion to teach it. I have become more patient, level-headed, paced, wise, sensitive, and emotionally strong, for myself and others, since the Bible began rapidly changing me. I have developed a daily discipline of time spent in the word of God and reflecting on its truths and implications for my life as I am further conformed to the image of Jesus by His Spirit. This consistent time with God spent mining His Word and experiencing being satisfied “in the morning with (his) love, that (I) may rejoice and be glad all (my) days” was the fountain for my drive in ministry. I knew and believed Romans 8:29, desiring, like Paul, “for Christ to be formed in” those to which I was ministering. I spent hours in prayer and preparation for teaching and discipleship, hours with students and building new relationships, and hours in school or in the office growing in my competency to love and lead students and a ministry to them and their families. I was driven by one thing: my students knowing and loving Jesus, and that meant teaching slightly over their heads and doing all I could to instill in them

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