Inspired Essay

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Short Essay on Inerrancy and Inspiration Reading the Bible in public can be a great icebreaker to meet new people and engage in discussions about the Bible and its authority. As we think about life in general, we identify authority as a guiding principle of most institutions. There is authority over our money system, the Federal Reserve Bank. There is authority over the drug and pharmacy industry, the FDA and so on. Therefore, it is only appropriate there be something authoritative in our lives overall. We know the Bible to be authoritative as it is accurate and trusted. It is marked by its own claim that it is the word of God and that scripture cannot be broken. Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside-. (John 10:34-35 NIV) The accuracy of the transcriptions can be recognized thru the painstaking care performed by the scribes to transcribe the scrolls, coupled with historical confirmation of facts that surfaced with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. There is no other comparison in history than that of the reverence of the Jewish people and their regard for scripture. When considering the authority of the Bible it is important to acknowledge the role of the Holy Spirit, the inspiration behind the book. It is through God’s revelation and inspiration that we can be assured the text is accurate and precisely what He intended to communicate to some forty human authors who wrote the text. The word “inspiration” is defined as “God breathed” in Greek. Therefore, as the breath of God, the Bible has authority is to affirm its inerrancy. Inerrancy is the belief that all that was written was without error in the original autographs. It is important to note that inspiration and inerrancy apply to the original manuscripts and not

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