One of the topics that is hotly debated today is the degree to which scripture is inspired by God. Inspiration is necessary because it confirms the nature of God’s special revelation through scripture. An important part of biblical theology is the formulation of a theory regarding the extent to which the bible is inspired. A variety of theories are scrutinized and evaluated. While in the proper sense inspiration is of the writers, in the derivative sense we may also say that the writings themselves are inspired.
- Why is inspiration so important to the authority of scripture?
- In what ways does the bible witness to its divine origins?
- Compare and contrast the five theories of inspiration
- How would you summarize the characteristics that should be included in an appropriate model of inspiration?