Presentation on theme: "Authority of Scripture Lesson 5 Authority. “The authority of Scripture means that all the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve."— Presentation transcript:
“The authority of Scripture means that all the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God.” Wayne Grudem
Authority of Scripture What is the relationship between the authority and the inspiration of Scripture?
Authority of Scripture Authority is based on Inspiration Inspiration is based on Authority
Authority of Scripture A Review of the Doctrine of the Inspiration of Scripture
Inspiration = “God-breathed” 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…. [ESV] Authority of Scripture
Inspiration = “God-breathed” qeo,pneus toj qeo, j pneu, ma ….God ….breathed Authority of Scripture
Inspiration = “God-breathed” 2 Peter 1:20-21 …no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. [ESV] Authority of Scripture
Implications: Every word of Scripture is the word of God. Authority of Scripture
Implications: To refuse to believe or obey any part of Scripture is to refuse to believe or obey God. Authority of Scripture
The Work of the Holy Spirit John 10:26-27 But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me…. Authority of Scripture
The Testimony of the Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. Authority of Scripture
Scripture warns us about its own authority. Authority of Scripture
Lesson 4 Inerrancy Matthew 22:29-32 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God…[H]ave you not read what was spoken to you by God …?”
Authority of Scripture Lesson 4 Inerrancy Luke 24:25-27 And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!”
Authority of Scripture Lesson 4 Inerrancy John 15:20 …if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
Authority of Scripture Lesson 4 Inerrancy 2 Peter 3:1-2 …you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
Authority of Scripture Lesson 4 Inerrancy 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame. Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Authority of Scripture Lesson 4 Inerrancy 1 Corinthians 7:40 …I think that I also have the Spirit of God.
Authority of Scripture Lesson 4 Inerrancy 1 Corinthians 14:37-38 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment. But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
Authority of Scripture Scripture’s Final Authority
Authority of Scripture The Bible’s authority trumps: