Short Essay on Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible

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Name: Rani B. Saliba Writing Style Used: APA Fifth Course and Section Number: Theo 201 – B16 Short Essay on Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible First we’ll discuss the authority of the bible; Authority is defined as “the right and power to command”. The authority of the bible comes from the fact that the fact that the bible is the physical result of God revelation of himself to mankind. In John 1:14 it says “14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus is described as the word of god. And Mathew28:18 say “Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”. That means that the word of god has authority. And just like Jesus – the revelation of god - has authority that was given by The Father, so does the word of God. Next we’ll discuss inspiration. As I believe, we can define inspiration as a supernatural guidance from the Holy Spirit poured upon a person, and that influence gives the individual comprehension and make his writings accurate and trustworthy. Job 32:8 provides proof to this statement when it says “But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding” Which means that a person that is touched by the spirit will gain wisdom and understanding, and as a result of that they will write will be reliable and full of the truth of God. Now to the third question, what is inerrancy? Inerrancy defined is the bible “Is entirely true and never false in all its affirms.” (Elwell, 2001). Or in other words, it’s the belief that the bible is a hundred percent true. We have four main arguments for inerrancy, and I will be listing them in order of strongest argument to weakest argument, that is according to my own view. The strongest argument for

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