1. DEFINITION: Divine inspiration is the act of the Godhead by which He communicates specific words either mentally or verbally directly to men through the Holy Spirit and guides those men as they write it or speak it, while employing their individual personalities, vocabularies and writing styles to produce in the original languages, an errorless revelation of God's viewpoint.

2. PERSONAL CLAIMS of inspiration made in the Bible:

A. The prophet's proclaim, "thus says the Lord."

B. The New Testament makes claims concerning the Old Testament. Hebrews 1:1a

1. Paul: 2 Timothy 3:16;

2. Peter: 1 Pet. 1:10-11; 2 Pet. 3:15-16

C. 2 Peter 1:20-21, "Knowing this first of all, that all prophecy of scripture did not originate from one's own viewpoint (or disclosure), for prophecy was formerly brought not by an act of human will, but men carried along by the Holy Spirit, spoke from God."

3. SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY that predates human discovery.

Example: The earth is round - Prov. 8:27; Job 26:10


A. Historical prophecy: Pin point accuracy in specifics concerning the kingdoms and nations of ancient history.

B. Messianic prophecy: Over 300 specific Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming savior which were all literally fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

C. The odds for these for these being fulfilled in one man are astronomical.

5. CONTINUITY: The Bible was written over a period of 1500 years, by over 40 authors from many different walks of life, in three continents and in three languages. It deals with a multitude of subject matter, including many controversial issues. Yet, from beginning to end, there is one theme and purpose proclaimed with total agreement and consistency and absolutely no contradictions in the original languages.

6. ENDURANCE: Matthew 5:18

A. Survival through time

B. Survival through persecution

C. Survival through criticism

D. Survival through historical impact.

7. LIFE CHANGING POWER: Hebrews 4:12; Gal.5:22-23. The principles of Bible truth when learned and applied to one's life, will produce changes in character and fantastic peace and joy which cannot be experienced from any other source.

8. ONLY the original manuscripts are inspired of God. No man made translation is inspired, and that includes the KING JAMES VERSION of 1611.
See: KJV and William Shakespear


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