The Theology of the Bible

Lesson Nine

Can the inspiration of Scriptures be proven? Can the theory of the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible be proven?

For such proof we must first look at the character of God Himself. The existence of God is a fact in that God has revealed Himself through various means of proof.


Since God is everything He says He is we can expect Him to be a God of a loving nature. The Creator desires to be close to His creation which is mankind. This Creator is very loving in His concern for the needs of His creation. He has created a planet that will meet all the needs of His creation.


God is also aware of man’s ever present spiritual and eternal needs. Most of all God’s awareness of man’s very deep sin problem.

Through His word the Bible, God reveals His great desire and willingness to forgive man and place him in right standing with Himself. It is for this reason the validity and character of Scriptures is so greatly attacked. For it is in the Scriptures that we learn of the character of God.   It is in the Scriptures we learn the deep abiding love of God. And, it is in the Scriptures we learn of God’s loving Plan of Salvation which brings to us eternal life through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ on the cross.


II Corinthians 5:17-21 …Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
[18] And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
[19] To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
[20] Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
[21] For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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