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Nov 09, 2014

Theology 101 Pt8

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Theology 101

THEORIES OF INSPIRATION

1. Concept
2. Partial
3. Neo-Orthodox 4. Natural
5. Dictation
6. Verbal Plenary

KEY PASSAGE: 2 TIM 3:16

Translations:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable....” “Every Scripture inspired of God is profitable....”

Interpretation:
All Scripture inspired by God is (also) profitable.... All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable....

ANALYSIS

“inspired” - theopneustos - out-breathed by God the Sacred writings

PROOF INDUCTIVELY

Mt 4:4 But He answered and said,“It is written,‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”

Jn 10:35 ...and the Scripture cannot be broken
Mt 22:43 He said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’

Mt 22:32 ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM,AND THE GOD OF ISAAC,AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

Gal 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one,“And to your seed,” that is, Christ.

Mt 5:18 “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Extent: All Scripture Means: God breathed Purpose: Profitable for....

2Pet. 1:19 So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

2Pet. 1:20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
2Pet. 1:21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
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Acts 27:15 and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along. Acts 27:16 Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship’s boat under control.
Acts 27:17 After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along.

DUAL AUTHORSHIP

1. The Bible is truly the out breathing of God
2. The Bible is truly the production of men
3. This twofold authorship extends to every part of Scripture

Rom. 9:1 I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,
Rom. 9:2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart.

Rom. 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh
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Luke 1:1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us,
Luke 1:2 just as they were handed down to us by those who
from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, Luke 1:3 it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus;
Luke 1:4 so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.
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2Cor 9:15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

THE MYSTERY OF DUAL AUTHORSHIP

1. The human authors of Scripture were not mere secretaries taking dictation

2. What they wrote is what they desired to write in the style that they were accustomed to using

3. God engaged in a divine concurrence between their words and His.

DEFINITION

Basic: God carried men along so that they wrote His message in the Bible.

Amplified: God superintended the human authors of the Bible so that they composed and recorded without error His message to mankind in the words of their original writings