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authority of the Bible in Christian belief

Montgomery J. Shroyer

authority of the Bible in Christian belief

by Montgomery J. Shroyer

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Published by Tidings in Nashville, Tenn .
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  • Theology, Doctrinal -- Popular works.

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    StatementMontgomery J. Shroyer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT77 .S53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. :
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5822599M
    LC Control Number61009130
    OCLC/WorldCa10291629

    Childs says, “The status of canonicity is not an objectively demonstrable claim but a statement of Christian belief.” 5 One does not confirm the rightness of the canon; rather, one “confesses” it as the believing community has done for centuries. 6 As a member of that community one does not test the legitimacy of the canon; one receives. Helpful articulation of the historic Christian belief in the inerrancy of the Bible. Particularly takes on the idea that one can affirm the truths of Christian spirituality without affirming the authority and trustworthiness of the Bible/5.

    For 30 years, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has advocated a literal, straightforward reading of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Interestingly, his staunchest critics have been fellow : Lillian Kwon. “Can the Bible serve as the ultimate authority for Christian Ethics? - 5 - Bible will not be likely to come to the same conclusions as those who accept biblical ‘higher criticism.’ Tradition holds a much more important place in some churches than others. For some, only the scripture and tradition are to File Size: KB.

    The Reliability and Authority of the Bible In Whan Kim | South Korea The Bible is the written Word of God, his utterly unique revelation. The word of God expresses who he is, what he has done, and what he is doing down through world history in both judgment and salvation. A few years ago NT Wright published a short book on the authority of scripture: The Last Word: Scripture and the Authority of God–Getting Beyond the Bible Wars. Scot posted on this book when.


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Authority of the Bible in Christian belief by Montgomery J. Shroyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE UNIQUENESS OF THE BIBLE The Bible is unique. It is not enough to say that it is a unique Book, for it is a collection of sixty-six ancient Books. Moreover, this unique collection of Books is bound together by a central theme and a unity of purpose which makes the books into One Book.

This Book tells of the ways in which God revealed Himself to mankind over a period of several thousand years. God’s declaration in Scripture is that it and it alone, is this final authority in all matters of faith and morals.

Thus, there is only one written source from God, and there is only one basis of truth for the Lord’s people in the Church. Affirmed by Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, identified truth with. The Authority of the Bible in Baptist Piety and Practice. Not only does the authority of the Bible for Baptists need to be exhibited in the Baptist confessions of faith and in the writings of Baptist theologians, but also, and perhaps more importantly, in the piety and the practice (i.e., living and activities) of the people called Baptists.

The Authority of the Bible Relates to Other Basic Baptist Beliefs. Because Baptists regard the Bible as the sole written authority for faith and practice, the Bible is foundational for Baptist doctrine and church polity.

Baptist statements of belief through the centuries have always cited Scriptures for each belief set forth. In the entire history of the church, Christian teaching and preaching has been based upon the belief that the Scriptures are of divine origin. Humans spoke, God spoke.

Therefore, when we speak of the authority of the Bible, we mean that the words of Scripture are the words of God. Believing things ‘on authority’ only means believing them because you have been told them by someone you think trustworthy. Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe are believed on authority.

I believe there is such a place as New York. I could not prove by abstract reasoning that there is such a place. I believe it because reliable people have told me so.

The Rylands Library Papyrus p 52 is the earliest known New Testament manuscript. It measures " x ", a fragment from a papyrus codex. It contains lines from the Gospel of John in Greek on the front and John on the back.

Bible, Authority of the. The central question that runs through the Bible is that of the authority of God. His authority is majestically displayed in Genesis 1, where the words "and God said" puncture the darkness of chaos and speak the cosmos into being. The authority of the Bible originates in the authority of God, Scripture’s divine author.

(fautes) in their copies (Augustine Book 2 of Christian Doctrine). A number of leading historians claimed that a belief in biblical inerrancy was a wayward doctrinal innovation of. As a Christian from Nigeria, many of arguments tackled in this book are not even mentioned in many of the churches in defence of the authority of word of God as written in scripture.

That is why many professing Christians attend churches where they hold the authority of their pastors and men of God as their final authority without even /5(83). The Christian holy book is the Bible and this is the most important source of authority for Christians, as it contains the teachings of God and Jesus Christ.

All Christians, regardless of. Gaillardetz (Gă lăr dēē) explains what it means to say that the Bible is inspired, how Scripture and tradition are related to one another, the role of the Pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faith, the levels of Church teaching authority, how to deal with disagreements with Church teaching, the distinctive role of the theologians /5(16).

No other book can make such a claim. This is because the Bible is not a mere book on good living but is literally packed with power. It is the Word of God with the power to change lives. These are only three internal evidences supporting the authority of the Bible.

These of course are not the best arguments to use in a debate, but they are. Renowned theologian John Frame sheds much-needed light on the message and method of genuinely Christian apologetics in this landmark title.

He insightfully examines apologetics in terms of proof, defense, and offense and clarifies the relationships of reason, proofs, and evidences to faith, biblical authority, and the lordship of subjects of particular note are Frame's fresh look at 4/5(1).

What Are Some Inadequate Theories of the Bible’s Inspiration and Authority. The Bible is the textbook for Christians. It is the authoritative Word of God to the human race.

Unfortunately, over the years, a number of inadequate theories about the inspiration and authority of Scripture have been proposed. The Bible is a central source of authority for all Christian and reveals many important teachings. Christians often turn to the Bible to seek guidance and understand the history of their faith.

Romans 13 New International Version (NIV) Submission to Governing Authorities. 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.

The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment. Christians believe that the Bible is the inspired, “God-breathed” Word of God and that its teaching is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy ; 2 Peter ).

Christians believe in one God that exists in three persons—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the.

Virtually all followers of Christianity regard the Bible as the highest authority for religious belief and practice, but views differ as to the nature and extent of its inspiration and authority. Conservative Christians believe the Bible to be the direct, literal Word of God and therefore inerrant and authoritative in every issue it addresses.

The articles on this page will examine some of doctrines of false belief of non-Christian religions and some of the false belief within Christianity in the light of what the Bible teaches.

Only the Bible is the infallible guide to Truth. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. [Ps. “When speaking of its divine authority, the Bible makes it clear that this is a final authority, the court of last appeal in everything that it affirms the Bible, and the Bible alone, is a supremely authoritative book in matters of faith and practice.” (Norman L.

Geisler – .The Bible is basically a religious authority. Herschel Hobbs, well-known Baptist pastor-theologian, in the book The Baptist Faith and Messageon pages states, “The Bible is primarily a book of religion.” He explains, “To say that the Bible is an authoritative book does not mean that it is authoritative in every field of human thought.The belief of Protestants in the literal inerrancy of the Bible, its absolute authority, led to their breaking up into a multitude of sects.

The recognition of the fallibility of Scripture in the twentieth century is bringing them together.