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Gods Word in the Scrip

What is
the Bible?

The English word Bible is from


the Latin biblia, from the same
word in Medieval Latin and Late
Latin and ultimately from Koine
Greek , ta biblia "the
books" (singular biblion)

1.

The Bible is about God.


Through it we get to know our GodHis identity, His character and his
purpose for creating us, redeeming
and sanctifying us.
2. The Bible is about people.
Part of the Bible consists of
narratives About real men and
women who were chosen by God to
play a role is his saving plan.

3. The Bible is about salvation


history.
Salvation history is a story 0f
Gods plan of salvation that
began
with Israel, a small but significant
group of people, whom God liberated
them
from Egyptian slavery and
brought to the promised land and
reached its climax in Jesus
Christ.

4. The Bible is about faith.


The Bible is not a collection of
scientific and historical records
but a book faith that grew from
a believing community a living
witness of God and the central
source of his revelation and his
gift of salvation to us today.
5. The Bible is about us.
The universal themes of the
Bible speak to us like no other

or movie can. The stories great


leaders and people in the Bible that
speak of their strengths and
weaknesses, sins and failures, pride
and greediness, obedience and
reluctances to follow Gods will
speak about our own characteristics
and traits. They provide us with a
unique means of understanding the
true events in our lives and our
relationship with God.

By reading the Bible, we grow in the


knowledge of ourselves, others and
most of all our knowledge God.
Doctrines Associated with the Bible
1.Biblical Inspiration
means that the authors were
inspired by God Himself for a unique
purpose--- our salvation.

Human authors were


empowered to use their own
talents, abilities, style and
vocabulary to write what God
wanted to communicate
regarding our salvation.

Two Extremes to be avoided in


understanding the concept of Biblical
Inspiration
a. Dont imagine that the Holy Spirit
dictated the authors of the Bible to
write the stories and teachings
of
the Bible word for word.
b. Dont imagine that the Holy Spirit
acted as watchdog that kept the
human authors from writing
erroneous materials.

2. Inerrancy of the Scriptures


The Bible is without error
regarding religious truths for
our salvation.
3. Canon of Scriptures
The numbers of Books in the
Bible which are considered
inspired and accepted by the
believing community.

Interpreting Gods Word


We must know:
1.What the author intends to say
2.Why the message is important to
him
3.How far he is committing himself
4.How he is using various literary
devices
5.Seeking the truth through the help of
the teaching authority of the Church.

Every text in the Bible has a world


before it and a world in front of it.
DV # 10
The task of giving an authentic
interpretation of the Word of God
has been entrusted to the living
teaching office of the Church alone.