Authority of the Bible
Authority of Scripture • Biblical Authority • Scriptural Authority
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Scriptural Authority
SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY. This entry consists of eight separate articles, all of which address some aspect of the history of biblical authority. However, each focuses on one particular aspect of this subject. The first three provide general overviews of how this notion developed within the particular confessional
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bible, Authority of the
Bible, Authority of the. View that the Bible is the Word of God and as such should be believed and obeyed. Western civilization is in a severe “authority crisis” which is not confined solely to the realm of religious faith, nor is it specially or uniquely threatening to Bible believers. Parental authority,
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Authority of the Bible
Authority of the BibleBefore the seventeenth century Christians simply presupposed the authority of the Bible for doctrine and life. This consensus was weakened by the Deists, by the effects of the Enlightenment, and by the rise of biblical criticism. It is unnecessary to recapitulate the years of consensus,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE. Traditionally the church has understood the authority of the Bible as in some sense the definitive, mediated authority of God. (For early Jewish views of authority, see CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.)A typical 1st-cent. view had “Moses and the prophets” speaking the oracles of God
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians
Biblical Authority
Biblical AuthorityThroughout his career as an evangelical theologian Pinnock has insisted that the Bible has binding authority. Thus he asserts in The Scripture Principle that “the Bible, not modernity, is normative, and our thoughts are to be shaped by its teaching, not the reverse. Only by acknowledging
The Authority of Scripture
The Authority of ScriptureAnother of Bloesch’s enduring themes is the authority of Scripture. He notes that “evangelical theology appeals to the authority of Scripture because it sees Scripture as the written Word of God.”56 Bloesch rejects the position of “many liberals that the Bible is fundamentally
View of Biblical Inspiration and Authority
View of Biblical Inspiration and AuthorityMore visible than the epistemological shifts in the shadowy, subterranean world of Strong’s consciousness were the accommodations made in his theological superstructure. Here Strong’s views on biblical inspiration and authority were primary. From his Lectures
Key passages
Lk 24:44

And he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything that is written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”

2 Ti 3:16

All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,

2 Pe 3:15–16

And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him, as he does also in all his letters, speaking in them about these things, in which there are some things hard to understand, which the ignorant and …

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