RESEARCH PAPER Inerrancy of Scripture: Authority by Inspiration THEO 525 LUO (spring 2012) Systematic Theology I Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Jacqueline M. Jones (ID# 24515464) March 9, 2012 Thesis Statement The divine inspiration of Scripture guarantees its inerrancy and authority. Table of Contents [ No table of contents entries found. ] Introduction Introduction Under the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, in what sense is the Bible authoritative? This is a question that has plagued
Fundamentalism is an espresso shot of Christianity—strong, bitter, and undiluted. Fundamentalists believe the Bible should be interpreted as literal fact, not metaphorically. To them, it is God’s direct word to humanity and the ultimate earthly authority. And so fundamentalists follow the Bible with unwavering certainty, as if it were God himself, and press their interpretation of the book upon society. But the certainty at fundamentalism’s core is unwarranted, leading them to wrongfully
original languages, ancient history and the comparison of Scripture with Scripture. Through Hermeneutics, Biblical Interpretation can be achieved in three ways; historically, the message and the doctrine. The Bible is totally authoritive and inspired by God, however is it propositional or not? To be propositional means that God reveals certain truths at which we respond in accepting these truths. These certain truths may be found in scripture, creeds and or the teachings of the church. Non-propositional
supreme beatitude in and from Himself, and ineffably exalted above all things which exist, or are conceivable, except Himself ”. The opening statement at the Second Vatican Council declares: “ It is clear, therefore, that sacred tradition, Sacred Scripture and the teaching authority of the Church, in accord with God's most wise design, are so linked and joined together that one cannot stand without the others, and that all together and each in its own way under the action of the one Holy Spirit contribute
the defining characteristics of contemporary forms of religious fundamentalism? Provide examples with reference to at least two faith traditions. Religious Fundamentalism is a concept that has gained significant attention over the past few decades. The diversity of how people define and understand religion has resulted in many different beliefs in what the term ‘fundamentalism’ means and what characterizes religious fundamentalism. In our modern society, the diffusion of technology and the Internet
Holding onto the five fundamentals, as many Christian fundamentalists call them, is according to the doctrinal truths within the movement. They believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, which reveals Christ as the Messiah, His virgin birth, the atonement in His blood, and His bodily resurrection. Additionally, embedded within the movement is the belief that they, “the saved,” are engaged in a cosmic war that is taking place here and now. As Reza Aslan explains a cosmic war or religious war is, “an earthly
direct contradiction of the Christian faith, many Christians viewed liberalism as a threat. As a result, fundamentalism an anti-liberal movement of the 19th century was revitalized. Fundamentalist argued that liberalism was a denial of the faith and that the theory of evolution should not be taught in schools. According to Gonzalez, “The movement listed five fundamentals, the inerrancy of Scripture, the divinity of Jesus, the Virgin birth, Jesus’ death and his resurrection and impending return”.
homosexuality is a legitimate area for theologians to study. "It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." Francis Maude Religious conservatives believe in the freedom of error -- the inerrancy -- of the Bible. They base their beliefs about homosexual behavior on their interpretation of biblical passages. They generally conclude that it is sinful, unnatural, abnormal, chosen and changeable behavior. "[Homosexuals are] brute beasts...part
churches, and even during the fellowship snacks that follow, Catholics stand or sit side-by-side other Catholics. Indeed, we still have along way to go towards Christian unity. FUNDAMENTALISM: WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? I. TOWARDS A DEFINITION Our definition starts by stating what fundamentalism is not. First, fundamentalism is not conservatism. A conservative person is somebody who focuses on preserving ideas, practices, and values that belong to a community’s heritage and historical identity.