Biblical AuthorityDraper, James T. and Keathley, Kenneth.
Biblical Authority:The Critical Issue of the Body of Christ.
Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 2001. 144 pages. Reviewed by JohnSanders
is a co-authored work written and compiled by two great and ableauthors, James Draper Jr. and Kenneth Keathley, that has been revised and edited coming tocompletion in a 2001 edition of the book for all to read.
is a work thatrepresents a concept that should be at the forefront of all believers, especially Southern Baptists.Dr. Keathley shows his competence in this subject especially in Southern Baptist circles havinglife experience in the pulpit and in the classroom at both New Orleans and Southeastern BaptistTheological Seminaries in addition to his Ph.D degree in theology. The same high qualities andmerits can be applied to James Draper Jr. Draper has under his belt pastoral experience,knowledge from being a former president of LifeWay Christian Resources and even a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention (biographical information for authors from back of book). These gentlemen have high marks of experience and solid biblical teaching which hasallowed them to produce a literary work that is short, concise, and direct in its intention to showthe importance of biblical authority. Both of these authors have been involved in and SouthernBaptist life which holds a high view of Scripture and qualifies these gentlemen to write a literarywork to those who have allowed Scripture to fall into the gutter. These authors have theexperience, passion, and love for Scripture to write a book to urge all churches to return to biblical authority.Scripture is man’s greatest access to the mind and will of God and should be theguidebook to every evangelical to ascertain the will of God and to live a life that is holy and pure, but this has not always been the case. There was a time when a pastor was the smartest