Tag Archive: Authority of Scripture

Mar 21

D. A. Carson – How to Subtly Abandon Your Bible’s Authority

On the danger of appealing to selective evidence: The most severe forms of this drift [appealing to selective evidence] are well exemplified in the teaching and preaching of the HWPG—the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel. Link together some verses about God sending prosperity to the land with others that reflect on the significance of being …

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Nov 10

Lita Cosner – Is the Authority of Scripture only about Spiritual Things?

Many Christians, especially those who want to reinterpret Genesis to allow for long ages and evolution, claim that the Bible only teaches about spiritual truth. They dismiss attempts to interpret science in light of Scripture as superfluous at best, and misguided or even harmful at worst. However, this ignores the historical focus of most of …

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Aug 22

Simon Turpin – The Enduring Authority of Scripture, Really?

Introduction Because of the attack on the authority of Scripture over the last few decades, a new 1,248-page book, The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, edited by New Testament scholar D.A. Carson, was recently released with the aim of defending the authority of the Scriptures. While there are many positive aspects about the book, …

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Jun 02

Leon Morris – The Authority of the Bible Today

All Christians agree that their ultimate authority is God. But to the question, “How is this ultimate authority mediated to men?” various answers are given. Broadly speaking, these reduce to three according as most weight is given to the authority seen within the believer (the consecrated reason, or the believer’s experience of God), within the …

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May 06

Thomas Boston – The Divine Authority of the Scriptures

2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof for correction, for instruction in righteousness. THE next head which falls to be touched is the holy scripture, the rule which God has given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. We are …

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Oct 30

William Tyndale – Authority of the Scripture

In his third book he proceedeth forth as before, to prove that the opinions which the popish teach without scripture are of equal authority with the scripture. He asketh, ‘What if there had never been scripture written?’ I answer, God careth for his elect; and therefore hath provided them of scripture, to try all things, …

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Dec 12

Nick Batzig – The Internal Witness of Scripture

Many years ago, I was teaching through a section of Romans that contains particularly difficult theological truths. No sooner had I finished teaching that an individual–who had been a member of evangelical churches for many years–came up to me and said, “Well, that’s Paul; that’s not Jesus!” This person was emphatically intimating that what Paul …

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Jun 02

Greg Haslam – The Authority of Scripture

The question of Authority has become an increasingly crucial issue to be faced today, since its absence, abandonment, or lack of clear basis, has thrown up huge intellectual and ethical problems both in the church and society in general. We live in an extremely anti¬authoritarian climate that has questioned the right and validity of all …

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