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Bible Basics: Essential Doctrines of the Bible

Part 7:

Bibliology: the Study of the Bible

by Dr. Robert D. Luginbill

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The Bible leads us to God; God leads us to the Bible.

For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Psalm 138:2

1. The Word of God (Jesus is the truth: The Message of God in Christ)
2. The Revelation of the Word
    a. Natural
    b. Special
        1) Irrefutable Prophetic Acts (i.e., Jesus' return, standing before Him in judgment)
        2) Prophecy and Miracles
        3) The Written Word (incl. The Special Role of the Bible)
3. The Nature and Perfection of the Bible (i.e., “the perfect”)
4. The Inspiration of the Bible
5. The Transmission of the Bible
    a. Authority and Completeness (incl. miraculous preservation etc.)
    b. The Canon of Scripture
    c. The Present Form of the Bible
6. The Interpretation of the Bible
    a. The Interpreter (incl., spiritual gifts and empowerment of the Spirit as well as preparation)
    b. The Translation
    c. The Method (i.e., Hermeneutics; “I.C.E.”, etc.)
7. The Word of Truth (i.e., absolute truth to which we aspire not “becomes the truth to you”)

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