Theology Class of the Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108 ~ bftbc.org/theology
Elemental Theology: An Introductory Survey of Conservative Doctrine by Emery H. Bancroft
Theology Class #3 – Bibliology – The Trustworthiness and Credibility of Inspiration of Scripture
On Friday, April 19, 2013, Daniel S. Waite discussed the the Trustworthiness and Credibility of Inspiration of Scripture at Bible For Today Baptist Church of Collingswood, New Jersey
Pastor D. A. Waite
Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
See the class schedule at bftbc.org/theology/schedule.pdf
Take the quizzes at bftbc.org/theology/quizzes/theologyquiz02.pdf
Scripture references: bftbc.org/theology/scripture/theologyscripture02.pdf
Theology class bulletin: bftbc.org/theology/bulletin/theologybulletin02.pdf
Read pages 26 to 37 then view the class and take the quiz
The Scriptures themselves are a revelation to us.
We learn about sin and the need of a salviour through the Scriptures
The Bible is not a book of fiction – It is a book of God’s Inspired truth. Scripture is trustworthy and credible
The Words of God are accurate in every discipline on which They touch.
The Scriptures can not be broken.
Archaeologists time and time again verify that the Scriptures are true,
Bancroft notes that all of the 41 kings mentioned from the time of Abraham to the close of the OT Cannon are proved to be genuine.
We are reminded again of how Diocletian attempted to destroy all copies of the Bible
**Doctrinal Statement: The truthful content of the Scripture has been fully proved by an appeal to secular records and to actual facts revealed by scientific research (Bancroft, 29).
The walls of Jericho have been discovered
Bancroft writes, “By the inspiration of the Scriptures is meant that the writers were so empowered and controlled by the Holy Spirit in the production of the Scripture as to give Them divine and infallible authority” (Bancroft, 29).
“The Scriptures are distinguishable from all human productions in that they possess characteristics which made necessary their classification as supernatural and divine” (Bancroft, 30).
Melchizedek name is mentioned in the Tel el-Amarna tablets (Bancroft, 30).
Exodus 5:7 states, “Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Not that is necessary, but archeologists have discovered the absents of straw in brick at Tel-el-Kebir (Bancroft 31).
In 1854, Sir Henry Rawlinson discovered Ur of the Chaldees.
“Unlike every other book in the world, the Bible condemns man and all his doings. Such a description of fallen human nature was never invented by the human mind” (Bancroft, 33).
“The testimony of the words of Jesus to the inspiration of the Scripture is supported and supplemented by the testimony of His works” (Bancroft 36).
“In the resurrection of Christ we have the outstanding miracle of the New Testament and its evidential value is most marked” (Bancroft 37).
Doctrinal Statement: That the Scriptures have a divine origin, being authoritatively inspired of God, is shown by the combined witness of archeology and the Scriptures, including the recorded testimony of Christ and evidence by the transformation of human lives (Bancroft, 37).
Key people mentioned or quoted
The Lord Jesus Christ
Sir William Ramsay
Dr. R. D. Wilson
J. M. Gray
Sir Henry Rawlinson
A. T. Pierson
A. W. Pink
Daniel Waite, Bibliology, canonicity, genuineness, Bible For Today, Collingswood, BFTBC, complete revelation, rule of faith, fixed standards, 2 Timothy, Hilkiah, Jeshua, Zurubbabel, Shaphan, Ezra, Josiah, Nehamiah, Moses, Daniel, Joshua, Diocletian
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