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2 Our Article of Faith “We believe in the divine inspiration and infallibility of the Bible, both Old Testaments and New Testaments as originally written, as the only rule and practice for the Christian.”

3 We believe that the Scriptures are a revelation from God. 2. were inspired by God. 3. were written without error. 4. are the ultimate authority for everything Christians believe and practice.

4 The following reveal the supernatural origin of the Bible... A. The logical accuracy (no contradictions) B. The scientific accuracy C. The historical accuracy D. The prophetic accuracy E. The experiential accuracy

5 2 Pet 3:15f. Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

6 The following reveal the supernatural origin of the Bible... A. The logical accuracy (no contradictions) B. The scientific accuracy C. The historical accuracy D. The prophetic accuracy E. The experiential accuracy

7 Science & the Bible There are contradictions between the yet-to-be- proven-as-fact theories of science and the proper interpretation of Scriptures. There are contradictions between the facts of science and the improper interpretation of Scripture. But there are no contradictions between the facts of science and the proper interpretation of Scripture. In fact, the Bible has quite a number of scientifically advanced statements in it.

8 The following reveal the supernatural origin of the Bible... A. The logical accuracy (no contradictions) B. The scientific accuracy C. The historic accuracy D. The prophetic accuracy E. The experiential accuracy

9 Psalm 22:16 they have pierced my hands and my feet. prophecy issued around 970 B.C. Greeks invented crucifixion around 200 B.C. Christ was crucified around A.D. 30

10 The following reveal the supernatural origin of the Bible... A. The logical accuracy (no contradictions) B. The scientific accuracy C. The historic accuracy D. The prophetic accuracy E. The experiential accuracy

11 We believe that the Scriptures are a revelation from God. 2. were inspired by God. 3. were written without error. 4. are the ultimate authority for everything Christians believe and practice.

12 Inspired by God 2 Peter 1:21 – The word of God never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. All Scripture is God-breathed... (2 Timothy 3:16) (theopneustos)

13 We believe that the Scriptures are a revelation from God. 2. were inspired by God. 3. were written without error. 4. are the ultimate authority for everything Christians believe and practice.

14 Protected from Error God has the power to prevent error from getting into His Word. The Scriptures have been accurately transmitted to our day. The Scriptures have been accurately translated into our language.

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16 We believe that the Scriptures are a revelation from God. 2. were inspired by God. 3. were written without error. 4. are the ultimate authority for everything Christians believe and practice.

17 Lesser Sources of Authority Science Psychology Personal experience Society’s values Popes, Councils, etc. Charismatic personalities

18 Determining our Beliefs and Practices Step 1: Formulate a question: What does the Word of God teach about... ? Step 2: Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Step 3: Identify all the Scriptures that have anything to say about the question. Step 4: Assign a proper interpretation to each relevant scripture passage and verse that has anything to say about your question. Step 5: Draw the best conclusions you can based on all the relevant passage.

19 Our Article of Faith “We believe in the divine inspiration and infallibility of the Bible, both Old Testaments and New Testaments as originally written, as the only rule and practice for the Christian.”


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