Inerrancy and Inspiration of the Bible

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Short Essay on Inerrancy and Inspiration of the Bible I study the Bible because I believe in the one true living God. I can see his work in all the beauty of this park we are in. Luckily for us God has chosen to revel himself not only in the beauty of nature but also in his inspired word. The inerrant Word of God is contained in the sixty-six books of the Bible. In these sixty-six books are the revelation of God, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Since I recognize that God is real and that he has reveled himself to man. I must study his revelation so I may know him better. The Bible carries the same authority as God himself on all matters is discusses, because the Holy Scriptures are the Word of God, given to us by inspired men. These men were inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit ensuring God’s message was recorded accurately. The real author of the Bible is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was the inspiration, while the authors provided the means. The authors clearly used their vocabulary and experiences, but even they knew that the message was not theirs. You can see this yourself in the bible where “over 3,000 times in the Scripture the authors claim their message is from God. Expressions like “thus saith the Lord” appear approximately 500 times in the Pentateuch and over 1,200 times in the prophets. (Towns 2008)” Remember that the early church did not question the inerrancy of the Canon Scriptures, even prior to them being combined into one book. We now call that one book the Holy Bible and the Council of Carthage certified it approximately 397AD. The early church did question the non-canonical writings that some had started using. Which is why they felt the need to hold the Council of Carthage. We do not have the original New Testament writings, however we do have over 40,000 documents from the early church containing all or part of

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