I Actually Do Believe The Bible Is The Inspired Word Of God

The  Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of 
divine instruction. It has Godfor its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. 
Therefore, all scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
(Ex. 24:4; Deut. 4:1-2; 17:19; Josh. 8:34; Psalm 19:7-10; 119:11, 89, 105, 140; Isa. 34:16; 40:8; Jer. 15:16; 36:1-32; Matt. 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff; 17:11; Rom. 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

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."

When you break the doctrine of inspiration down to its essential elements, there are seven key factors: 
·                     Divine origin and causality;
·                     Human agency;
·                     Written verbally (in words);
·                     Plenary (all of scripture is inspired, not just parts of it);
·                     Only the "Autographs" (the original documents penned by the biblical   authors) are inspired;
·                     Because scripture is inspired, it is inerrant; and
·                     Because scripture is inspired and inerrant, it alone has final authority.
The word inspiration literally means "God-breathed" in the Greek. And because scripture is breathed out by God, it is true and inerrant. Consider the following syllogism:
 Major Premise: God is true (Romans 3:4).

Minor Premise: God breathed out the scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16).

Therefore, the scriptures are true (John 17:17).

As illustrated above, the inerrancy of scripture can be inferred by premises that are themselves taught by scripture. We read in scripture that truth is an attribute of God (Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14; 14:6; 17:3), and that God speaks truthfully - that is, He does not lie (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Titus 1:2; Romans 3:3-4).

We also are told that scripture is "breathed out" by God (2 Timothy 3:16).

The Word of God, then, is true (John 17:14,17; cf. Psalm 119:142; 151; 160; Revelation 21:5; 22:6).
The Holy Spirit is the Agent of Inspiration
Second Peter 1:21 tells us that "prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." The word moved in this verse literally means to be "borne along" or "carried along."
Even though human beings were used in the process of writing down God's Word, they were all literally "borne along" by the Holy Spirit.

The human wills of the authors were not the originators or the carriers of God's message....God did not permit the will of sinful man to divert, misdirect, or erroneously record His message.

God moved and the prophet mouthed these truths; God revealed and man recorded His word. Interestingly, the Greek word for "moved" in 2 Peter 1:21 is the same word found in Acts 27:15-17. The experienced sailors could not navigate the ship because the wind was so strong.

The ship was being driven, directed, and carried about by the wind.

This is similar to the Spirit's driving, directing, and carrying the human authors of the Bible as He wished.

The word is a strong one, indicating the Spirit's complete superintendence of the human authors.

Yet, just as the sailors were active on the ship (though the wind, not the sailors, controlled the ship's movement), so the human authors were active in writing as the Spirit directed. 
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5 Responses May 6, 2012

...and every sunday i pray for forgiveness as we stage wars for American gluttony, greed and environmental destruction.

The Bible was written by a wide variety of authors and compiled by human people, there was much debate about which texts to include and which to leave out. Many, for example, were unsure whether Revelations should be included or not, and several of the Gospels were excluded. Different translations give different meanings. It's a bit like the committee designed horse that came out as a camel, it's not definitive or perfect, it has its flaws, much, but not all, of it is a close approximation to The Truth.

Thank you, for you have done a fantastic job of explaining the doctrines of the King James Bible. For I am a Baptist Preacher a street preacher and I am being sent to Bulgaria year after nest on a missions trip for my church. Once you have accepted the LORD as your savor from your heart and met it, there is no way you can go to hell even if you wanted to. For we are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus and like the bible says No one can pluck us out of his hands, yes you will lose blessings yet you are still a child of the KING and there is nothing or no one that can change that. Again thank you!

Many Baptist in this area assure me that I am going to Hell because I prefer translations other than the inerrant King James Version of the Bible (1611). I have dozens of Bibles and when I read them I expect the Holy Spirit to guide me to what God wants to communicate to me as I read by the interaction between the Holy Spirit and my mind.

Our church uses the ESV as pew Bibles. our faith is not based on which version is best, but on Jesus the bridge between God and sin!

i agree..however...there is a problem with the interpretation..and the transaltion...people ..translate and interpret according to their agenda...