Tag Archives: Inspiration

Warfield’s Redefinition of Inspiration

In Warfield’s writings, then, “in-spired” became “ex-spired”, breathed out. No longer referring to both the divine origin and the divine quality or nature of the Scriptures, he now taught that inspiration meant only the divine origin. He believed his own redefinition, and began to write that his definition was what the Scriptural writers had in mind. Continue reading

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“That We Might Know” — Illumination

The Scriptures aren’t always easy to understand, and they are spiritual in nature. We need help. Continue reading

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His Word Will not Return Void — Summary

His love at the Cross is proof that He loves me enough to preserve for me a pure Word. When you can convince me that His love will fail, then you can convince me that His Word will fail. Continue reading

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Theopneustos Again

I’ve posted a lot on the meaning of the Greek word theopneustos, translated in the KJV as “is given by inspiration of God.”  For those who missed it, my fairly detailed summary of those posts can be found in The … Continue reading

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His Word Will not Return Void — When Copies Differ (2)

A true church is a Scripture-distributing machine. It teaches and spreads the Scriptures, and teaches others to teach and spread the Word. Continue reading

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His Word Will not Return Void — When Copies Differ (1)

Just as a teacher who deviates from truth doesn’t “ring true” to us, so also a copy which deviates from the words God gave won’t “ring true”. Why? The Spirit is not confirming the Word in our hearts, because it isn’t the truth of the Word that is being taught by the erring teacher or recorded on the inaccurate copy. Continue reading

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His Word Will not Return Void — Preservation in Action

God’s work of preservation is usually through providential means, but He has shown He will do whatever is necessary to ensure that His Word will not return void. Continue reading

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