THE subject of the Inspiration of the Bible is one which has been much . to our own Charles Hodge and Henry B. Smith, the one of whom asserts that the Bible. Archibald Hodge and Benjamin Warfield published this article together in The Presbyterian Review 6 (April ). It quickly drew notice for its scholarly and. It seemed fitting then to highlight this little gem from the modern grand-daddies of the doctrine of Inspiration, Archibald Hodge and B.B. Warfield.
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Every naturalistic theory, therefore, of the evolution of Scripture, however disguised, is necessarily opposed to any true version of the Catholic doctrine of Inspiration. Nevertheless we admit that the question between ourselves inspiratioon the advocates of the view just stated, is one of fact, to be decided only by an exhaustive and impartial examination of all the sources of evidence, i.
We receive the Old Testament just as Christ handed it to us, and on His authority.
Write a customer review. The human agency, both in the histories out of which the Scriptures sprang, and in their immediate composition and inscription, is everywhere apparent, and gives substance and form to the entire collection of writings.
Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Having our eyes upon this principle, it is not rash to declare that no disharmony has ever been proved between any two statements of the New Testament. I just read another somewhat related post about this subject — from the complete opposite end of the spectrum neo-orthodoxy.
There are, besides, some names quoted from the Old Testament, e.
Hodge and Warfield on the Inspiration of the Bible
But Criticism cannot reach results inconsistent with the genuineness and authenticity of a document judged according to the professions of that document or the statements or implications of any other part of Scripture, or incompatible with the truth of any passage in the sense of that passage arrived at by the correct application of the sound principles of historico-grammatical exegesis, without thereby arraying herself in direct opposition to the Church doctrine of Inspiration.
This has been from the first the general faith of the historical Church, and of the Bible-loving, spiritual people of God. Each gave evidence of his own special limitations of knowledge and mental power and of his personal defects, as well as of his powers. In the meantime the present writers, while they admit freely that the traditional belief as to the dates and origin of the several books may be brought into question without involving any doubt as to their inspiration, yet confidently affirm that any theories of the origin or authorship of any book of either Testament which ascribe to them a purely naturalistic genesis, or dates or authors inconsistent with either their own natural claims or the assertions of other Scripture, are plainly inconsistent with the doctrine of Inspiration taught by the Church.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Each drew from the stores of his own original information, from the contributions of other men, and from all other natural sources.
The possibility of supernatural interference, and the actual occurrence of that interference in the origin of our Bible; and, 2.
The form of the sentence shows that the actual words of the citation are parenthetical in essence: The divine agency, although originating in a different source, yet emerges into the effect very much through the same channels. Of the manner in which God may inform and direct a free intelligence without violating its laws, we have a familiar analogy in nature in the relation of instinct to free intelligence. From the beginning God has dealt with man in the concrete, by self-manifestations and transactions.
The following are his examples: The difficulty here, says Dean Alford, is insuperable; and with him Meyer et al. If the Bible is the script for our drama, then what happens if someone comes to audition who has a different body than the 1st century thought was possible? Death of Herod; H. Thus all difficulty vanishes. We of course do not propose to exhibit this evidence in this article. The Psalms are divinely inspired records of the religious experience of their writers, and are by God himself authoritatively set forth as typical and exemplary for all men for ever.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Here they must content themselves with reference to the various critical discussions of these theories which have poured from the press for detailed refutation of them. Circumcision of Jesus eight days after ; Such apparent inconsistencies and collisions with other sources of information are to be expected in imperfect copies of ancient writings; from the fact that the original reading may have been lost, or that we may fail to realize the point of view of the author, or that we are destitute of the circumstantial knowledge which would fill up and harmonize the record.
They were not designed to furnish an qarfield system of speculative theology. It must suffice, therefore, to point out the lines on which such a refutation proceeds.
In this case that design is a record without error of the facts and doctrines He had commissioned His servants ohdge teach. He is insightful, concise, and well thought.
Slaughter of the innocents when Herod had discovered that the wise men were gone ; G. It is not denied that these statements present difficulties, but it is humbly suggested that that is hardly synonymous with saying that they are proved mistakes.
The Scriptures were generated through sixteen centuries of this divinely regulated concurrence of God and man, of the natural and the supernatural, of reason and revelation, of providence and grace.