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Theo 201 Essay 1

816 words - 4 pages

Writing Style Used: MLA

Course and Section Number: THEO 201

Essay on Topic Short Essay on Inerrancy and Inspiration
As a Christian I read the bible to grow closer to God, to understand who he is and what he is about. But understanding what the bible says is not the only thing that is important for a Christian, we must understand why we believe it. Understanding why we believe it comes from understanding its authority, its inerrancy, and its inspiration.
First we must understand what gives the bible its authority. According to Merriam-Webster authority is the power to give orders or make decisions: the power or right to direct or control someone or something. The ...view middle of the document...

I believe since the bible tells us it is inspired by God who is the creator of all and that it is useful for teaching us what is true then it must not be wrong. There are four arguments for inerrancy of the Bible, they are the biblical argument, the historical argument, the epistemological argument, and the slippery slope argument. Of these four arguments I think the strongest is the biblical argument. It is my belief that the Bible is word of God, the words in the bible were written by several different men but the inspiration of those words came directly from God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-13 states That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. 11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. 12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. 13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from...

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