The following articles are related to the topic of BIBLE, INSPIRATION OF

The Silence of Scripture: An Argument for Inspiration

J.W. McGarvey (1829-1911) was professor of sacred history in the College of the Bible at Lexington, Kentucky-where he taught for forty-six years. He was one of the most skillful defenders of the Scriptures of his day. His books on Christian evidences, and other topics, are still classics and should be circulated widely. In the summer of 1893, McGarvey delivered a ... read more »

The Incredible Accuracy of the Bible: An Argument for Inspiration

Horace (65-8 B.C.), a Latin lyric poet, wrote: "Sometimes even the noble Homer nods" (Ars Poetica I.359). Homer was the blind Greek poet of the eighth century B.C., so well-known for his works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. What Horace suggested was this: as accomplished as Homer was, he sometimes erred with reference to the facts of the incidents he ... read more »

Can Job Be a True Story?

"Can Job be a true story or just a good story to illustrate the character of God? Or maybe it had some extra added onto it at one stage. I ask this due to the part at the beginning where God and Satan basically have a bet. I also don't understand why a person (Satan in this case) would have ... read more »

Seven Important Truths About the Bible

Without question, the Bible is the most influential book in the history of the world. Some of the most brilliant minds of which the human race can boast have been drawn to this ancient volume. In this article we call attention to several great truths regarding the Bible which are vitally important. Origin As to its origin, the Bible is ... read more »

O Absalom — My Son, My Son!

One of the compelling evidences for the inspiration of the Bible is the impartial manner in which the lives of its characters are portrayed. The weaknesses and mistakes of its heroes, as well as its villains, are uncompromisingly revealed. This point is dramatically illustrated in the life of David, Israel's greatest king. The High Cost of Sin In spite of ... read more »

A Faith-Building Study From Daniel 11

If we measure the significance of Daniel 11 by the amount of attention that critics give it, then it must be a chapter of great magnitude. Indeed it is. In his work, Daniel the Prophet, E.B. Pusey wrote: "The book of Daniel is especially fitted to be a battlefield between faith and unbelief. It admits of no half-measures. It is ... read more »

Jude 14 — The Prophecy of Enoch

Jude refers to one of the Old Testament patriarchs when he says: "... Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones ..." (v. 14). A passage quite similar to this is found in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Some have suggested that Jude quoted his prophecy from this source and ... read more »

Job 5:13 – The Book of Job Is Scripture

Is the book of Job inspired of God? It makes no direct claim of inspiration. How, therefore, is one to know? One factor is the manner in which the book is treated by inspired writers of the New Testament. Paul acknowledges the divine origin of this ancient document in 1 Corinthians 3:19 when he pens these words: "For it is ... read more »

Titus 1:3 – Paul’s Divine Message

Theologians frequently talk of "Pauline theology" and "Peterine theology" as though the apostles formulated their own doctrinal platforms. Paul's claim was that his message was divine. Hear him. God "in his own seasons manifested his word in the message, wherewith I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior" (1:3). The apostle's message was God's word! Could a ... read more »

Did Jude Quote from the Book of Enoch?

"Could you comment on the prophecy of Enoch, as mentioned in the book of Jude (vs. 14)? Was Jude quoting from the apocryphal 'Book of Enoch'? If so, does this reflect upon the concept of Bible inspiration?" The book of Jude is a powerful little treatise that warns the children of God of the dangers of apostasy from the faith ... read more »