The Bible : The Holy Spirit, And The Word Of God

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Chris Aschemann Theo 404-0 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” John 1:1 (NASB). Scripture comes directly from God unlike any other book. God has spoken His work and used humans, such as prophets to speak His word to us. The concept of authority is woven into the fabric of Scripture. This idea of “ultimate right” is inevitably linked with God’s sovereignty throughout the Scriptures. How we choose to view the authority of Scripture is up to our own discretion. We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. The writers were inspired, moved by the Holy Spirit, and the resultant writings are inspired, as if breathed or spoken by God. The Bible is therefore useful as a guide to salvation through faith in Christ, and sufficient for doctrine, correction, moral and ethical instruction. Most everyone knows about the Bible and its existence, but why is it that we trust it as the authority of Scripture? As stated, we know that God is the ultimate authority of Scripture. The biblical authors were inspired, and the writings were inspired, but within the Bible, we are not given the details of how God worked with or through humans to produce these documents for us. Perhaps the simplest way to think of how Scripture has authority is to think of it as the literal Word of God. According to Wood (1996), “we are to receive what is written in scripture as thought Christ was speaking to us directly. Thus, how we respond to the Word is how we respond

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