The Theology of the Bible
We have come to the point in our study that to understand Bibliology, we must look at some new words.
Direct Positioning Sequence
In the Bible there are 788,283 words. Direct Positioning Sequence teaches that God put every word of Scripture exactly where He wants it, how He wants it and when He wants it. The words of Scripture are not to be changed, altered or replaced.
Revelation … Divine Revelation may be defined as the communication of Scriptural truth by God to an appointed and pre-selected writer through means which are beyond the ordinary course of nature.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. The word "inspiration" comes from the Latin noun inspiratio and from the Greek verb inspirare. Biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology that the human authors and editors of Bible were led or influenced by God with the result that their writings may be designated in some sense the word of God. Biblical Inspiration is the recording of Divine and Theological truth. The Spirit of God moved upon select men to pen the sixty six manuscripts of the Bible Acts 1:16; Hebrews 10:15-17 & II Peter 1:21. All Scripture is fully & verbally inspired by God Himself. All Scriptural Manuscripts is God breathed II Timothy 3:16.
Since all Scripture comes from the heart, mind & breath of God, then these Scriptural manuscripts also carry with them the entirety of the Divine authority of God. This authority is mandatory upon the mind, conscience, heart & will of man. Churches are to adhere to the authority of all Scripture. The Scriptures … “GOD HAS SPOKEN!”
The word inerrant means perfect with no faults nor mistakes. The Bible contains 31,102 verses of Scripture and 788,283 words. Each and every word is perfect without fault. The Bible is and remains perfection in print. Biblical inerrancy is the definitive fact that the Bible "is without error or fault in all its text & teaching.
Biblical illumination is the process by which Holy Spirit helps a person to understand the truth of God's Word. Illumination is often discussed alongside related concepts of Biblical inspiration and interpretation. Inspiration involves how God has revealed spiritual truth; interpretation involves our study of spiritual truth; illumination involves our understanding of spiritual truth and involves both the Scriptures and the influence of Holy Spirit Romans 1:21; Ephesians 4:18; I Corinthians 2:6-16; Ephesians 1:18 & I John 2:20-27.There are theories not held by conservative theologians:
The Natural or Intuition Theory. This says the Bible writers had a natural link between them and the Divine hat gave them a supernatural ability to write Scriptures.
The dynamic or partial inspiration theory. This theory holds that God gave man some of vthe words of the Bible and let man fill in the rest of the words.
Then there is the theory that God gave man the thoughts or general ideas of the Bible and let man choose the words of the manuscript.
The theory that the Bible contains the Word of God. The Bible does not contain the Word of God … the Bible is the Word of God.
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