The Christian church confesses to standing on the authority of Scripture alone. This article discusses eight implications flowing from this conviction.
The authority of Scripture should be carefully distinguished from the authority itself and what theologians say about it. On this same subject, one must be clear about the nature and purpose of Scripture, bearing in mind what may be raised as inconsistencies, contradictions, and incompatibilities that may face us. This article is a careful consideration of the doctrine of the inspiration and authority of Scripture.
What is the basis upon which believers must accept the authority of Scripture and the inspiration of Scripture? The author argues that the main basis should be in Scripture's own witness. In the process, the claim by the Roman Catholic church for tradition as a source of authority in the believer's life is refuted based on Scripture.
This article is concerned with the significance of the authority of Scripture as rediscovered by the Reformation. How significant was the recognition of the authority of Scripture? The author defines what we should understand by the authority of Scripture. The author's description emphasizes the non-subjective aspects of Scripture. The relation between divine inspiration and divine authority of the Scriptures is also investigated.
This article provides a series of questions and answers that engage with the authority of Scripture and how it is the only rule of faith and practice. It also considers the Roman Catholic church's view, which identifies Scripture and tradition as the infallible rule of faith and practice. Various points raised by the Roman Church in defence of its position are debated in detail.
This article presents a dialogue between actors of different faith convictions: one is an unbeliever, the next is Reformed, and the third is Roman Catholic. The discussions touch on aspects such as the authority of Scripture and proofs for the existence of God. At the end the author notes both positive and negative aspects of each position.
Regarding the authority of Scripture, some have argued that it depends on the Bible's content, and as such, the Bible is inspired only as far as its main message is concerned. This article defends the full authorith of God's Word, which meant for the Reformers that one may preach from any passage with the confidence that it is the inspired Word of God.
The main dividing point between the Roman Catholic Church and the Reformation was their respective views on Scripture. This article shows that the Reformers did not question the authority of Scripture. Today, this authority is being questioned.
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the function and authority of Scripture in the life of a Christian.
The authors reflect upon the context of postmodernism in which the church finds itself and the impact it has on both an evangelical understanding of the authority of Scripture and a hermeneutic that allows believers to understand and apply God's Word to different aspects of the Christian faith and life.
The article wants to acknowledge the importance of the cultural context of the modern interpreter of the Bible. The study of the culture of the recipient of the biblical message is important. However, what are good guidelines for the use of cultural tools? How do we contextualize the message of the Bible?
In this Introduction the author gives a small peek into a broader discussion about the authority of Scripture in evangelical circles of biblical and theological scholars. Beale reacts to what he sees as a reassessment of the traditional evangelical view of the Bible’s inspiration formulated especially in the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978).
The part of Chapter 1 presented here introduces the function and nature of church dogmas or doctrines. It naturally involves a discussion of the relationship between the authority of Scripture and the tradition of the church. In the Reformed tradition Scripture functions as the highest norm. The authors emphasizes the ecclesiastical and confessional character of dogmas.
Morris reflects on the nature of the authority of Scripture. He wants to answer questions like: Does the Old Testament teach that only its general drift is important but not its details? Do the New Testament writers go astray in minor matters but preserve the truth in broad perspective? Do the Bible authors regard the whole of Scripture as reliable and worthy to be called the "Word of God”?
How is God's authority mediated to man? Morris wants to focus on the authority of Scripture, distinguishing it from the authority of the church.