The Inspiration of the Scriptures

Wednesday January 13, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

The Bible is the only solid point of reference in the world of humankind. Since the Bible is so important to us, it must be the starting point of any legitimate doctrinal study. The other doctrinal truths that we will examine are built on the foundation of the Scriptures. In this unit on basic doctrine, we will begin with the Scriptures and establish the truth that the Scriptures are God’s Word to us. We will show why we believe in the divine inspiration of the Scriptures. The Bible is the most important book in history. No other book in the history of humankind has had such a revolutionary influence, has so decisively affected the development of the Western world, or has had such a worldwide effect. Clearly, the Bible is different from all other books. Whereas all other books are written by humans to humans, the Bible is from God to humankind. We believe the Bible is the Word of the living God. In this chapter, we will examine how we got the Scriptures, why we believe they are from God, and why we believe they are the true authority for our lives.