Does the Bible Claim to Be the Word of God?

The subject of the authority of Scripture is the focus of this particular book. In many ways, this is the most important topic that we will study. Without an authoritative Word from God, humanity is left in the dark about who God is, who we are, and what God expects from us. This part of our course looks at matters of final authority. We will also look at the subject of the divine inspiration of the Bible. It is important that we also understand the sense in which the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. What is the extent of divine inspiration? Does it include the choice of very words that are used in Scripture? Does it include every part of Scripture? We will carefully look at what the Bible itself has to say about this subject.
Question 1 What Does the Bible Have To Say About Its Own Authority?
Question 2 In What Sense is The Bible The “Inspired” Word Of God?
Question 3 What Is Meant by the “Verbal Plenary Inspiration” Of Scripture?
Question 4 To What Extent Is the Bible Authoritative?
Question 5 When Paul Said All Scripture Is “God-Breathed” Was He Also Referring To The New Testament? (2 Timothy 3:16)
Question 6 Don’t Some Translations Of 2 Timothy 3:16 Seem To Limit The Bible’s Authority?
Question 7 How Did The Process Of Divine Inspiration Occur? (How Did The Eternal God Speak Through Human Beings)
Question 8 What Are The Parallels Between The Writing Of Scripture And The Coming Of Jesus Christ?
Question 9 Is There A Difference Between Revelation And Divine Inspiration?
Question 10 What’s The Difference Between Divine Inspiration And Illumination?
Question 11 Can Revelation, Divine Inspiration, And Illumination Act Together?
Question 12 Is Every Statement Of The Bible True?
Question 13 Are Some Parts Of The Bible More Authoritative Than Others?
Question 14 What About All The Trivial Issues Which The Bible Covers?
Question 15 What About The Morally Repugnant Stories That Are Recorded In The Bible?
Question 16 Did The Biblical Writers Always Understand They Were Recording The Word Of God?
Question 17 What Was Jesus’ View Of The Old Testament?
Question 18 How Did The New Testament Writers, Apart From The Four Gospels, View The Old Testament?
Question 19 How Did Jesus View His Own Teaching?
Question 20 What Was Jesus’ View Of The New Testament?
Question 21 Why Are The Writings Of The Apostle Paul Considered To Be Divinely Inspired?
Question 22 Were Some Of The Biblical Books Actually Written By A Scribe Rather Than By The Named Author? (An Amanuensis)
Question 23 Should The Written Scripture Be Our Source Of Authority?
Appendix: Proof That The Bible Is God’s Word: Ancient Prophecies Fulfilled Against All Odds

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