Do the words of Scripture have a definite meaning that can be read and discerned? While our sinful nature can hinder a proper understanding of the Bible, this article makes clear that we can achieve a right understanding. The author points to the Lord Jesus' use of Scripture to support his position.
What is the state of Evangelical theology in Germany? Since the Enlightenment, theology in Germany has gained an unfavourable reputation for innovation that is very critical of Scripture. Today the work of theologians like K. Haacker, G. Maier, L. van Padberg, and E. Linnemann deserve careful study and attention.
How do I know the Bible is true? There are three things that point to the truthfulness of Scripture: the testimony of Scripture itself, its unity, and the fulfillment of prophecy. Let the article explain these.
The author tries to guide us as modern readers of Scripture to read and understand the Bible, which was written to others in such a manner that it speaks to us.
The author surveys twenty-five years of development in the discussions within the Evangelical Theological Society on the nature of Scripture as the Word of God. The aspect that stands in the centre of discussions is the inerrancy of Scripture. Areas surveyed include historical developments, philosophy, theology, criticism, archaeology, and hermeneutics.
Did Jesus have a secretary? The extension of this is the question whether Jesus developed in his disciples a sense of responsibility to carefully preserve his words and deeds for the following generations. How is it that we do have truthful records of the words and deeds of Jesus in Scripture today? This article weighs in.
Looking at the battle of the Bible, this article shows that the church has been challenged to confess the inerrancy, sufficiency and authority of scripture. The auther discusses how both fundamentals and modern evangelicals have answered this challenge, calling Christians to have confidence in the word of God.
This article looks at the Westminster Confession on the topics of the divine originality of scripture, the historical reliability of scripture and the harmony of scripture. The author contrasts this with the claim of modern scholarship of the human origin of scripture, and the denial of the historical reliability and harmony of scripture. The author applies this to doing hermeneutics, and calls for use of the Westminster Confession as a guide in dealing with these issues.