The following articles are related to the topic of INSPIRATION

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 »

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 »

Isaiah 7:14 – Did Isaiah Prophesy the Virgin Birth of Christ?

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel" (Isa. 7:14). Of whom speaketh the prophet?Some, of liberal persuasion, argue that the Hebrew term almah does not mean a virgin, and that this passage refers to some "young married woman known to Isaiah" (Willis, 161). ... read more »

The Jesus Seminar – Part 2

As noted in our previous installment , the so-called Jesus Seminar has proposed a restructuring of Christian history-principally in three areas: First, this panel of liberal theologians has presented to contemporary society a new Jesus, whom they claim is the real Jesus. Their "Jesus" is not the virgin-born, raised-from-the-dead Son of God whom Christians serve; rather, this new Jesus was ... read more »

The Value of the Old Testament for Today

In our writings we repeatedly emphasize the divine ideal that men and women exalt the New Testament as the only creed for the people of God in this dispensation of time. The New Testament constitutes the pattern for the establishment of Christianity in any nation upon the planet. These twenty-seven sacred documents embody Heaven's final revelation to humanity. Because of ... read more »

A Bible-Believing People

One of the significant features of the church of Jesus Christ is its attitude toward the Holy Scriptures in terms of the nature of the Bible and the authority inherent in this sacred Book. Informed Christians operate under the conviction that the Scriptures are from God and through them the divine Mind has been revealed. If God exists-and the evidence ... read more »