Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and
training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for
every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
At Living Faith,
we believe the Bible to be the authoritative Word of God. We believe in plenary,
Plenary: This means every part of
the Bible is inspired by God - both testaments, every book, every chapter, every
Verbal: This means the very words used in the Bible are inspired
Inspiration: A better and more biblically-accurate term would
be "God-breathed." A poem might be "inspired," but the Scriptures
were "expired" - they are the very words of God.
the Bible has absolute authority in our lives and in our church.
History of the English Bible. Brief history of the translation and distribution
of the English bible.
Extent and Nature of Inspiration by Dennis McCallum. A response to recent
challenges to the doctrine of biblical inspiration.
and Scriptural Inspiration by Christopher Louis Lang. Jesus' teaching on the
nature of inspiration ranks as our most important source for understanding this
Christian Canon by Don Closson. A study of historical attitudes towards the
inspiration of the Scriptures.
the Biblical Documents Reliable? by Jimmy Williams. How do we know that the
Bible we have today is even close to the original? Haven't copiers down through
the centuries inserted and deleted and embellished the documents so that the original
message of the Bible has been obscured? These questions are frequently asked to
discredit the sources of information from which the Christian faith has come to
Inspiration of the Bible by Rick Wade. How can we know that the Scriptures
are the very words of God?
of the Bible by Patrick Zukeran. We Christians believe the Bible to be the
Word of God and the eternal source of truth we live by. How do we know the Bible
is the Word of God? Can we actually prove that the Bible is truly the Word of
God? The answer is yes.