Short Essay #1
Short Essay on Inerrancy and Inspiration
As Christians and servants of the most High God we take a presuppositional stance in the belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God and that gives it authority. The Bible stands as the foundation for many of mankind’s spiritual attempts to seek God through the Bible or his attempts to create a religion through misinterpretation of scripture and in some cases plagiarizing it. When we examine the Bible we read 66 books with a consistent theme throughout; the love of God and His willingness to forgive His people despite their rebellious and ungrateful ways. Throughout the years there have been many people who claim the Bible is not the word of God, but a book of fables that was written by men to either control other men or keep women in a subservient position. Through scripture a Divine and loving God reveals Himself to us and His will for our lives; God does not command that we serve Him, that is a choice that is left up to us. God provides a way of salvation and redemption to us through the word. The word of God unlike other books claiming to be the word of God doesn’t tell us what we must do, but asks us to consider what we are doing and if our ways are not in line with the word adjustments are available to us through a relationship with Christ. Psalms 119-160 says it like this “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth forever.” We believe the Bible to be the inspired written word of God, 2 Timothy 3:16 expounds on this, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” God breathed on His word making it Divine and distinguishing it from any other writings. The word of God inspires us to seek His face and to endeavor to live out the mind of Christ as detailed in Philippians 2:1-4. I go back to Psalms 119-160...