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BIBLIOLOGY – THE DOCTRINE OF THE BIBLE

The Lord has given us His Word in order for us to know with certainty what life with Him is in reality. And with our world so far from God with endless mixed ideas of Who He is, and what His Truth is in all matters. We MUST do a responsible study of the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15-16 KJV), relying on the Spirit’s leading (Romans 8:14 KJV), in order to learn God’s perspective of life – His Truth!

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

The Scriptures, the Word of God, is the means that the Lord has used to reveal Himself, and His commands to His children. This was the case with Israel, and it has been the case with the Church. And according to the Word of God, it is the only source where God’s children will find the Faith that the LORD has given, and that He acknowledges by His blessing and His Personal involvement.

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(The links to download this study are at the end of The Table Of Content.)

(The following is based on Richard Seymour’s, ‘Systematic Theology’.)

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Table Of Content


I. VARIOUS NAMES FOR THE BIBLE

A. Oracles of God
B. Scripture
C. The Scriptures
D. The Holy Scriptures
E. The Law And The Prophets
F. Old Testament
G. New Testament
H. The Word Of God

i. God’s Spoken Words
ii. God’s Written Words

II. REVELATION

A. The Old Testament
B. The New Testament

i. The New Testament Revelation Promised
ii. The New Testament Revelation Given
iii. The Holy Spirit Is Not Just The Comforter, But The ‘Reminderer’

iii.i. How Do We Know That The Holy Spirit Did Reveal All Truth, For Not Just The Early Church, But Also For The Entire Church Age?

iii.i.i. Through Christ’s Promise
iii.i.ii. Other Scriptures That Confirm That The Lord Gave All Truth To the Apostles

iii.i.ii.i. The Christian Faith Was Only “Once Delivered”
iii.i.ii.ii. The Use Of The Term “Sound Doctrine” In The Context Of Keeping To What The Holy Spirit Revealed To The Apostles
iii.i.ii.iii. Warning That The Apostles Themselves, And Even Angels From Heaven May Not Change The Teaching That The Apostles Taught / Were Given By The Holy Spirit

C. Distinctions between Inspiration, Illumination and Revelation

i. Inspiration

i.i. The Extent Of God’s Inspiration Is Not Conceptual, But Verbal – The Very Words Were Inspired By God

ii. Illumination

ii.i. Is the Ministry Of The Holy Spirit
ii.ii. Through The Word Of God

iii. Revelation

III. INSPIRATION

A. Definition
B. Verbal Inspiration
C. Plenary Inspiration
D. Unscriptural Views Of The Bible’s Inspiration

i. Naturalistic Inspiration
ii. Universal Christian Inspiration
iii. Mechanical Inspiration
iv. Thought Inspiration
v. Partial Inspiration

E. Four Existing Attitudes Toward God’s Message

i. Rationalism
ii. Mysticism
iii. Roman Catholicism
iv. The Bible Only Christian Faith

IV. PRESERVATION

A. Preservation Must Be Approached in an Attitude of Faith
B. Preservation is Grounded in the Eternal Counsels of God
C. Preservation is Brought to Pass Through the Priesthood of Believers
D. Preservation Extends to the Actual Words

V. ILLUMINATION

A. Definition
B. Illumination As It Affects The Three Classes Of Men

i. The Natural Man
ii. The Carnal Christian

ii.i. Examples
ii.i.i. The Believers Of The Church At Corinth
ii.i.ii. The Typical Believer In These End Time, Laodicean Age…

iii. The Spiritual Christian

iii.i. The Holy Spirit, The Illuminator

VI. INTERPRETATION

A. The Bible is To Be Interpreted Literally

i. Examples

i.i. Literal Interpretation

Example 1 – Israel loved Joseph more than his brothers
Example 2 – The Prophecy of The Virgin Birth Of Christ
Example 3 – Our World Was Created In Six Literal Days
Example 4 – The Israelites Crossed The Red Sea On Dry Land

B. Figurative Passages
C. Allegorical Interpretation

i. Therefore It Cannot Be Interpreted Allegorically

D. The Bible Must Also Be Interpreted Dispensationally

i. Definition
ii. The Seven Dispensations

ii.i. The Dispensation Of Innocence
ii.ii. The Dispensation Of Conscience
ii.iii. The Dispensation Of Human Government
ii.iv. The Dispensation Of Promise
ii.v. The Dispensation Of Law
ii.vi. The Dispensation Of The Church

ii.vi.i. The Rapture Of The Church

ii.vii. The Dispensation Of The Kingdom

iii. Conclusion

E. Interpretation Conclusion

VII. THE SCRIPTURES: THE ONLY SOURCE FOR CHRISTIAN FAITH AND PRACTICE

A. Israel

i. The Law Given By The LORD Through Moses
ii. Israel Commanded To Keep The Law
iii. Israel Warned About Not Keeping God’s Word

B. The Church

i. Turning From The Apostle’s Doctrines Rebuked

C. The Canon Of Scripture

 

The Bibliology eBook is available in PDF as well as MS Word files (a much smaller download), and in A4 & A5 page sizes. A5 views nicely on tablets and smart phones.

There are also eBooks of all the daily studies, as separate daily studies, in the eBook, in both A4 and A5 page sizes as well…