What Is Inspiration

Biblical inspiration may be defined as God's superintending of the human authors so that, using their own individual personalities (and even their writing styles), they composed and recorded without error His revelation to man in the words of the original autographs. Inspiration means that "the Holy Spirit of God superintended the human writers in the production of Scripture so that what they wrote was precisely what God wanted written." The Inspiration of Scripture (by Ron Rhodes)

This is called the dictation or indication theory of biblical inspiration. You can easily show that it is true by quotes from the bible.

Side note: Critics will say you can just as easily prove the Koran is the word of God by quoting the Koran. Well you can prove that the Koran is the word of Allah by quoting the Koran. The catch is that Allah is not God. Mohammed was not a prophet. And the Koran is a book of lies. [Just in case you wondered where I stood on that issue.]

And for those who demand an unshakeable logical proof, I say, If any man have ears to hear, let him hear Mark 7:16.

So what is this idea of Sola Scriptura and what does it have to do with inspiration of the Scriptures. Here is a good definition and some background.

Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, "by scripture alone") is the assertion that the Bible as God's written word is self-authenticating, clear (perspicuous) to the rational reader, its own interpreter ("Scripture interprets Scripture"), and sufficient of itself to be the final authority of Christian doctrine.

Sola scriptura was a foundational doctrinal principle of the Protestant Reformation held by the reformer Martin Luther and is a definitive principle of Protestants today (see Five solas)

Sola scriptura may be contrasted with Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox teaching, in which doctrine is taught by the teaching authority of the Church, drawing on the "Deposit of Faith", based on what they consider to be "Sacred Tradition", of which Scripture is a subset.

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Sola scriptura - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Now back to Ron Rhodes.

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