THE subject of the Inspiration of the Bible is one which has been much . to our own Charles Hodge and Henry B. Smith, the one of whom asserts that the Bible. Archibald Hodge and Benjamin Warfield published this article together in The Presbyterian Review 6 (April ). It quickly drew notice for its scholarly and. It seemed fitting then to highlight this little gem from the modern grand-daddies of the doctrine of Inspiration, Archibald Hodge and B.B. Warfield.

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Birth of Jesus while at Bethlehem ; 8. Inspiration can have no meaning if Christianity is not true, but Hosge would be true and divine, and, being so, would stand, even if God had not been pleased to give us, in addition to His revelation of saving truth, an infallible record of that revelation absolutely errorless, by means of Inspiration.

Fisher himself, President Bartlett has lately so fully shown in detail 13 that we cannot bring ourselves to repeat the oft-told tale here. But it is abundantly plain that the vast majority of them are irrelevant.

He is insightful, concise, and well thought. What their writers said God said. Only nine real places can be found in a long list of geographical names, invented for the need. Biblical Studies, Theology, and Pastoral Ministry. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Psalms are divinely inspired records of the religious experience of their writers, and are by God himself authoritatively set forth as typical and exemplary for all men for ever.

But neither of these ifs are true.

We have direct, though not contemporary, historical proof that such a census was taken, in statements of Cassiodorus and Suidas. Every naturalistic theory, therefore, of the evolution of Scripture, however disguised, is necessarily opposed to any true version of the Catholic doctrine of Inspiration. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Write a customer review.


But those that have been examined are samples and have been selected wholly in the interests of the objection. The prophet of God was sent with special revelations and authority at particular junctures to gather and interpret the lessons of the past, and to add to them lessons springing out of the providential conditions of the present.

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Revelation came in large part before the record of it, and the Christian Church before the New Testament Scriptures. It is, therefore, of vital importance to ask: Should be back to it next week.

Snakes warfie,d Ladders by Alan Jacobs. In other words, briefly, quotation appeals to the sense, not the wording of a previous document, and appeals to it for a definite and specific end; any dealing with the original is therefore legitimate which does not falsify its sense in the particular aspect needed for the purpose in hand.

That these writers were thus accurate in a period and land wherein Tacitus failed to attain complete accuracy means much. It is this accuracy and this alone, as distinct from exactness, which the Church doctrine maintains of every affirmation in the original text of Scripture without exception. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

It is important that distinguishable ideas should be connoted by distinct terms, and that the terms themselves should be fixed in a definite sense. This last element is what we call Inspiration. English Choose a language for shopping.

The second performs the same service for a still greater number, which amount simply to the discovery of individual traits, modes of thought or expression, or forms of argumentation in the writings of the several authors of warfeild Biblical books.

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In a word, while Two things needed explanation: Many of these, because of defective knowledge or interpretation upon our part, present points of apparent confusion or error.


So also Richard Rothe: Luke, and Luke alone, supplies the reason: Having our eyes upon this principle, it is not rash to declare that no disharmony has ever been proved between any two statements of the New Testament. With this refutation in mind, they simply assert their conviction that none of the claims or assertions of the Scriptures as to the authenticity of a single book of either Testament has hitherto been disproved.

We can pause now only to insist: In Him, as an active, intelligent Spirit, we all live and move and have our being.

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We have seen that the Holy Spirit has, as a matter jnspiration fact, preserved the sacred writers to a degree unparalleled elsewhere in literature from error in the departments of philosophy and science. That any adaptation of the original to the purpose in hand is allowable, so long as it proceeds by a true exegesis, and thus does not falsify the original. All these agents and all these methods are so perfectly adjusted in the plan of God that not one interferes with any other, and all are so adjusted and controlled as watfield each works perfectly, according to the law of its own nature, and yet all together infallibly bring about the result God designs.

The information they convey inspiation in the forms of human thought, and limited on all sides.

That he speaks of the later census of Acts v. This judgment, however, takes no account of the exceeding warfielx of ascribing the words actually quoted to Zech.