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What Does It Say about Itself?

Is the Bible the Authoritative Word of God – Introduction

The subject of the authority of Scripture is the focus of this particular book. In many ways this is the most important topic in our entire course of 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 the 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.

This volume also addresses the issue of the divine/human nature of Scripture. How can the Bible be the divinely inspired Word of God when it was written by human beings?

We must have a correct understanding of how God’s words can be written in human words. The Bible cannot be rightly understood unless we appreciate its dual authorship—human and divine. This book will explore these and other related topics about this crucial issue of the authority of Scripture.

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