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BIBLE     (Epistemology)


Biblical Truth has two basic assumptions: God is (The Self-Revealing God) and God has spoken (The Self-Revelation of God in Scripture).  Neither of these foundational axioms can be proven in the modern scientific understanding of proof. But that by no means implies that their validity can be easily questioned and denied, or removed from the table of discussion. To set aside God is to deny the obvious, an awareness that is innate with every individual. To deny God is to be a fool, not an intellectual fool but a moral fool (Ps. 14:1; 53:1).

The God who is has spoken; He has spoken in nature, in conscience, and in the Word, both the Written Word and the Living Word. And it is in the Written Word that we learn of the Living Word, who we come to know and experience as a result of God’s grace. The Self-Revelation of God in Scripture is central to the drama of redemption.

The Bible is unique. No other book can be compared with this book. It is in a class by itself. But wherein resides the uniqueness of the book we call the Bible? What distinguishes it? What sets it apart? What is the phenomenon of Scripture?

Its distinctiveness can best be grasped by understanding four words: Revelation, Truth, Authority, and Life. Scripture is from God (it is God’s Revelation); because Scripture is from God, it is Truth; because it is Truth, there is Authority resident in Scripture; and because there is Authority, the Truth becomes the vehicle whereby Spiritual Life is created in the unregenerate and sustained in the believer.

For an outline of Theology, see: An Overview

For Quotes related to the Bible, see: Quotes - Bible   

For Books related to the Bible, see: Books - Bible

For Scriptures related to Truth, see: Scriptures - Truth

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