The Teachings Of The Bible Essay

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Some people even believe that God imparted ideas but left the human author free to express them in his language and vocabulary. This scheme ignores the immeasureable importance of words in any message. The Bible never calls attention to a concept, it speaks of its message as committed to man in the words which the Holy Spirit teaches. Paul says to the Corinthians, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13). Though the ideas are inspired, therefore, the words are not. Under this interpretation the Scriptures fall short of verbal infallibility, and the appeal to particular words and expressions as being the precise revelation of God is therefore unjustified. In the end, the Bible according to this theory is still a fallible book. Those that believe this, finds themselves on the side of the concept and not the words inspired theory. The natural inspiration theory identifies inspiration with a high order of human ability. It denies anything supernatural in the preparation of the Scriptures. Basically, it is states that exceptional men of spiritual insights, because of their native gifts, were able to write Scriptures. One could also say that the Bible is regarded as a purely natural book written by…

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