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The real issue before the Church today, and for that matter before every individual Christian, is whether the Bible is any longer to be regarded and accepted as a trustworthy teacher of doctrine (E. J. Young, Thy Word is Truth).

We hold to a high view of inspiration for the simple reason that the Bible teaches a high view (E. J. Young, Thy Word is Truth).

It would, of course, be impossible to divorce the thoughts of the Bible from its words (E. J. Young, Thy Word is Truth).

To assert that ultimate truth cannot be communicated to man in propositional statements is to talk utter nonsense (Edward J Young, Genesis 3).

To say that porpositional staements are merely inferences of the truth and not expressions of the truth itself is contrary to Scripture (Edward J Young, Genesis 3).

What the Bible tells us is propositional, factual and true truth, but what is given is in relation to men (Francis Schaeffer, Genesis in Space and Time).

All such revealed truth is infallible, that is, free from error (William G. T. Shedd, Dogmatic Theology).

If God knows all truths and knows the correct meaning of every proposition, and if no proposition means to man what it means to God, so that God’s knowledge and man’s knowledge do not coincide at any single point, it follows by rigorous necessity that man can have no truth at all (Gordon Clark, “Apologetics” in Contemporary Evangelical Thought).

For the Israelite, the truth of God embraces all other truth. It not only overshadows it, but in addition provides its basis (Wolfhart PannenberG, Basic Questions in Theology, Vol 2)

Christians must make this propositional or informational revelation the bedrock of their faith, for it is only as they believe truth originating from God himself that they can have certainty respecting the validity of their religious convictions (Robert Reymond, A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith).

Christians should be overwhelmed by the magnitude of this simple truth that they take so much for granted—that the eternal God has deigned to share with us some of the truths that are on his mind. He condescends to elevate us poor undeserving sinners by actually sharing with us a portion of what he knows (Robert Reymond, A Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith).

Accordingly, just because God is rational, self-consistent, and always and necessarily truthful, we should assume that his inscripturated propositional revelation to us—the Holy Scripture—is of necessity also rational, self-consistent, and true (Robert Reymond, A Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith).

The faith of the church and Agnosticism oppose each other not as Faith and Reason, but as Faith and Infidelity (Herman Hoeksema, Reformed Dogmatics).

Let it be observed, that not the matter of the Scriptures only, but the very words in which they are written are of God (John Gill, Body of Divinity).

Truth by definition excludes (Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods).

We have made truth relative and culture supreme and have been left with a world in which wickedness reigns (Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods).

Truth is something our age scorns so cynically yet craves so passionately (Michael Scott Horton, Mission Accomplished).

On the contrary, the truth of the Word must be sought precisely, in order to be understood in its deep simplicity (K. Barth, Evangelical Theology).

Truth authenticates itself: authorities can only present or convey that truth (E. P. Dickie, God is Light).

The confirmation of human testimony is useful, if kept in subordination to that chief and highest proof, but it is foolish to attempt to prove to infidels that the Scripture is the Word of God. That knowledge can come only by faith (E. P. Dickie, God is Light).

The Church is not needed to identify the Word: the Word announces itself and silences doubt (E. P. Dickie, God is Light).

All that the Church can do is to acknowledge Scripture as divine truth (E. P. Dickie, God is Light).

In the last analysis, the inerrancy theory is a logical deduction not well supported exegetically. Those who press it hard are elevating reason over Scripture at that point (C. Pinnock, The Scripture Principle).

Inerrancy simply means that the Bible can be trusted in what it teaches and affirms (C. Pinnock, The Scripture Principle).

This idea that the New Testament does not mean to teach us objective truth is an invention of modern theologians eager not to have to believe it (C. Pinnock, The Scripture Principle).

In order to do justice to any verse of Scripture we must take into account all that the Bible has to say upon it (Edward J Young, Genesis 3).

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