The doctrine of inspiration

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. evangelist6589

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    It seems there is at least one poster here that thinks that only Christ's words are inspired and Pauls letters are not. I find this view heretical. Does anyone agree? What say you of the doctrine of inspiration?
     
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  2. Jerome

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    Here's a real howler:

    Bible: Genesis 29
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    And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
    12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother...

    Calvin: Commentaries
    "The order of events, however, is inverted in the narration of Moses; for Jacob did not kiss Rachel till he had informed her that he was her relative."
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    Sooo...back to the op.

    It is in fact heretical.
     
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    While I am careful to use the term heresy, the described in the OP is in grave error. That said, one of the heresies of the earliest church was Marcion who took only the book of Luke and the writings of Paul, in the second century, and proclaimed them to be authentic. The earliest churches rejected this teaching and labeled Marcion a heretic.

    It is a dangerous belief, and a false one, that only Jesus' words are inspired or are more inspired than other words. This is because the nature of inspiration, as it is properly understood, should lead us to see that all the words of Scripture are equally inspired. The sayings of Jesus, as they are authentic, are just as inspired as the Psalms, as the Minor Prophets, as Peter's letters, and as Revelation and all the other books of the accepted 66 which comprise the canon.

    While Jesus' words are important, they are not more important nor less important than other words in the Bible.
     
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    Yes I would consider that heretical. It is an attack on plenary inspiration of Scripture.
     
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  6. evangelist6589

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    Why have the mods not dealt with this poster?
     
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    Better yet, why haven't the members dealt with this poster?

    While I might suspect an imposter as far as being Baptist, I don't think I would go so far as to question this fellow's salvation. One can be saved despite holding to a false position. Either that is true or there are many imposters here, because there is little agreement on a number of issues.

    Perhaps this one might be convinced that his view is in error?

    God bless.
     
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    We discussed the issue and decided as long as he stays out of the Baptist Only side of the BB we will leave him alone. Not all Christians share the same convictions concerning inspiration. :)
     
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    The Bible is the inspired Wiord of God. Any other view is heresy!
     
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  10. evangelist6589

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    Not all Christians share the same view concerning inspiration? Frankly I would not call someone a Christian that holds to a liberal orthodox view. I would not call so called "Progressive Christians" who hold questionable views on inspiration Christians.
     
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    But he still has the ability to infiltrate the 'Baptist Only' sections and 'dumb' our posts. o_O :confused: Rolleyes Cautious Whistling :( :oops:
     
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    He does indeed.
     
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    That there is funny.

    A few of you need a good dose of what it feels like to have some moron come along and troll your posts.....lol

    If only he had 3 or 4 pals who would mark all his posts as "winner" that would top it off, it would truly be an alternate reality
     
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    Ah well. So long as someone like him continues to create controversy and thereby create traffic to see the many ads its all ok.
     
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    Would that argument be as valid for a Catholic endorsing the Apocrypha? They feel we are refusing to embrace Inspired Scripture.

    I have run into several people who reject Paul's teaching, and it seems most of them are okay with books we consider pseudepigrapha. It's a challenging debate.


    God bless.
     

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