The doctrine of Scripture is essential to the ministry of the Word. To argue this, the article defines the inspiration of Scripture, its authority, its inerrancy, and its sufficiency. Then the article demonstrates how these relate to the preaching of the Word, and how the ministry of the Word must shape the life of the congregation.
This is the first article in a series on various doctrinal issues facing the church today. Here the author evaluates the claim that God gives believers today special revelation, Working from the history of mysticism and Quakerism, the author shows how this claim undermines the sufficiency of scripture.
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.
Throughout the history of the church, heretics often protested against orthodox confessions on the ground of the so-called "non-scriptural language" of the orthodox creed. They pointed out that phrases such as “of one essence with the Father,” and “one substance with the Father” were not to be found in Scripture. Heretics often used the argument “no creed but the Bible” precisely so that they could use biblical language to evade biblical truth.