Bibliology And Inspiration

One individual commented on a website called gracethrufaith.com, by Jack Kelly, saying, “Can you explain what pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, OSAS, and literal reading is and why I should care? I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God – He is my Lord and Savior – the only way to salvation (John 14:6).” Sure it is the primary concern of the Christian faith to believe Jesus is the Son of God, but it is also important to know the facts about the Bible so that you can be better prepared to defend your faith should you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place. This includes knowing certain key points about the Bible, by studying Bibliology. The study of Bibliology includes Revelation, Inspiration, Inerrancy (Infallibility), Authority, …show more content…
Picture in your mind Jeremiah the prophet hard at work with dim candlelight, writing the book of Lamentations. God is putting the words He wants Jeremiah to write in his mind. This is called Revelation. When Jeremiah writes it down, or speaks it to others, that is called Inspiration. 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is breathed out by God or “inspired”. The five theories of Inspiration are Neo-Orthodox, Dictation, Illumination, Limited, and Verbal Plenary. Neo-Orthodox is the belief that the scripture itself is not inspired, but a person may encounter God when reading the scriptures. A strength of this is that the reader can always feel one with God when reading the scriptures, a weakness is that it is not completely true because you cannot encounter God through the scriptures themselves. Dictation is a belief that the whole Bible is God-ordered, that God told every author to write down what he wrote. In some ways this is correct, but it goes overboard. God did have a plan and everything in the Bible is there because He wanted it to be, but some books aren’t God Himself speaking, it is the author retelling a story they encountered. Illumination is a theory that the writers are inspired not the writings and the Holy Spirit allowing humans to grasp the ideas of God. 2 Timothy said God inspired the scriptures, not the people. Limited theory is a type of inspiration that people believe God inspired the author to some degree and …show more content…
The first decision is to belief the Bible, only then will you be able to change your life and study it the way God wants you to. I believe the Bible is solely God’s word and that it’s nature is forgiving, merciful, and completely truth within itself. It is the absolute truth that we need to live a humble life on this earth. The main point is that you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and this will serve as your compass the rest of your life. You also need to learn all that you can about the Bible so you are able to spread the Good News to

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