Monday, April 1, 2013

Section 1: The Nature of Holy Scripture

Daily I will attempt to give passages of the book for discussion.  This is the opening paragraph:

Chapter 1, pg. 1-2:
The Bible is the Word of God (Rom. 3:2; 2 Tim 3:16; 1 Pet 1:11; 2 Pet 1:21, v. 25). It is absolutely truthful because of its inspiration by God the Holy Spirit. For this reason, the orthodox Lutheran dogmaticians rightly called the prophets and apostles "amanuenses of the Spirit." By proceeding in this manner, we stand firmly with the one of the foundational documents of the Lutheran Reformation, the Formula of Concord in its affirmation that “We believe, teach, and confess that the sole rule and standard to which all dogmas together with all teachers should be estimated and judged are the prophetic and apostolic scriptures of the Old and New Testament.” Indeed, we can have no other starting point. Through God's election of Israel, he has chosen to make its life and traditions the medium of his law and promise. Just as Jesus Christ is the true and perfect Word of God from all eternity, so too he is present and active communicating himself infallibly to the people of God through the Word of the prophets and apostles. Indeed, the "testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy"(Rev 19:10).

1 comment:

  1. The starting point for all theology is Sola Scriptura! We are Quia subscriptionists of the Confessions because we want to "homologia" or "Say the Same as" God!

    In the Lamb