Short Essay of Inspiration and Inerrancy

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Short Essay of Inspiration and Inerrancy

I study the Word of God, because I am passionate to know my Savior more. When you want to know more about a subject or about a person, you do research, and study to find out more about it. I want to know more about Jesus and his redemption story. Most times, when you want to know the truth, you go straight to the source, so the bible would be that source for me. According to John 1:1 The Word has been around since the beginning and the Word was with God and the Word was God. So going to the Bible is actually going to the source, to explore who God is. According to II Timothy 3:16, All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness. In other versions is says, All Scripture is God-Breathed.

As we talk about inspiration, Elwell defines inspiration as a supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit upon divinely chosen agents in consequence of which their writings become trustworthy and authoritative. I stated above what II Timothy 3:16 states, so if we are using this definition, we cannot argue that God is the author of scripture. The inspiration of the scripture is how God breathed the thoughts and words into those chosen by Him to write the scriptures. The inspiration of the bible is proven more and also works hand in hand with inerrancy of the scripture. My definition of inerrancy is without error, truth, fact and not fiction, something you can believe. We read in Scripture that truth is an attribute of God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14; 14:6; 17:3), and that God speaks truthfully - that is, He does not lie (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Titus 1:2; Romans 3:3-4). So as I review the four arguments for inerrancy, Biblical inerrancy is the strongest of the four arguments. As Elwell states the scripture needs no other argument, the scriptures show its own inspiration, determines itself from false prophets, show authority, supports it’s inerrancy and...
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