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1611 Scripture, inspiration and authority of

1611 Scripture, inspiration and authority of

Those writings that are acknowledged to be the word of God to be revered as issuing from him and as having his authority.

Recognition of a body of sacred writings

In the OT Ne 8:1 See also Ex 24:7; Jos 8:34; 2Ki 22:8 pp 2Ch 34:14; 2Ki 23:2 pp 2Ch 34:30; 2Ch 35:12; Ezr 6:18; Ne 8:8; Ne 9:3; Ne 13:1

By Jesus Christ Mt 22:29 See also Lk 4:21; Lk 24:27,45
Mt 21:13 Jesus Christ frequently appealed to the OT as a recognised sacred corpus, with the expression “it is written”. pp Lk 19:46 See also Isa 56:7; Jer 7:11; Mt 4:4 pp Lk 4:4; Dt 8:3; Mt 4:7 pp Lk 4:12; Dt 6:16; Mt 4:10 pp Lk 4:8; Dt 6:13; Mt 21:42 pp Mk 12:10; Ps 118:22-23; Mt 26:31 pp Mk 14:27; Zec 13:7; Mk 7:6-7; Isa 29:13; Lk 7:27; Mal 3:1; Jn 7:38

By the apostles 2Ti 3:14-15 See also Ac 1:15-17; Ro 1:1-2; Ro 15:4; 1Co 15:3-4; 2Ti 3:16-17

By the early church Ac 17:11

The inspiration of Scripture

2Ti 3:16 See also 2Ki 17:13-14; Ne 9:30; Mt 22:43-44 pp Mk 12:36; 1Co 2:13; Heb 1:1-2; 1Pe 1:10-11; 2Pe 1:20-21

The authority of Scripture recognised in the OT

Ps 119:89; Jos 23:6 See also Jos 1:8; 2Ki 22:11; Ezr 10:1-4,9-12; Ne 13:1-3; Isa 40:8

The authority of Scripture recognised in the NT

Jn 10:34-36 See also Mt 5:17-19; Lk 21:21-23; Lk 16:17; 1Th 2:13

Jesus Christ claims scriptural authority for his own words

Mt 24:34-35 pp Mk 13:30-31 See also Jn 12:47-50; Jn 14:10,23-24

See also

1428prophecy, OT inspiration
1439revelation
1690word of God
2333Christ, attitude to OT
3236Holy Spirit & Scripture
3281Holy Spirit, inspiration
5215authority
5379law, Christ’s attitude

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