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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The fourth in like manner destroys the force of every objection which is tacitly founded on the idea that partial and incomplete statements cannot be inspired, no documents can be quoted except verbatimno conversations reported unless at length, etc. As the general characteristic of all their work, each writer was put to that special part of the general work for which he alone was adapted by his original endowments, education, special information, and providential position.

That any adaptation of the original to the purpose in hand is allowable, so long as it proceeds by a true exegesis, and thus does not falsify the original.

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The natural knowledge came from all sources, as traditions, documents, testimonies, personal observations, and recollections; by means also of intuitions, logical processes of thought, feeling, experience, etc. The real point at issue between the more strict and the more lax views of Inspiration maintained by believing scholars remains to be stated. Nevertheless we admit that the question between ourselves and 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.


The legitimate proofs of the doctrine, resting primarily on the claims of the sacred writers, having not been rebutted by valid objections, that doctrine stands doubly inspiratin.

The sum of the whole matter is simply this: There ought not to be on any side any hesitancy to affirm this of the books of the Inspiratiln. It is consequently postponed to the near future, when it is intended that the whole subject shall be presented as fully as possible. 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. If, then, the Inspiration of the sacred writers did not embrace the department of history, or only of sacred and not of profane history, who shall set the limit and define what is of the essence of faith, and what the uncertain accident?

Every one of their statements has not, indeed, passed without challenge, but challenge has always meant triumphant vindication. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Infallible thought must be definite thought, and definite thought implies words. If he is conscious of having supernatural aid in understanding it, doubtless the amount of freedom would be greatest of all.

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In Him, as an active, intelligent Spirit, we all live and move and have our being. The events recorded by Matthew are: All objections to that doctrine based on such asserted results of Criticism are undoubtedly relevant.

The thoughts and words are both alike human, and, therefore, subject to human limitations, but the divine superintendence and guarantee extends to the one as much as the other.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Return to Nazareth when all legal duties were performed. Objection 2 gains all its apparent force from a confusio verborum. Every naturalistic theory, therefore, of the evolution of Scripture, however disguised, is necessarily opposed to any true version of the Catholic doctrine of Inspiration.

All the great world-moving men, as Luther, Calvin, Knox, Wesley, Whitefield, and Chalmers, and proportionately those most like them, have so handled the Divine Word. Church Grammar incompletely reformed thoughts on God, ministry, and life. And with this, this paper must hldge.

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We wish merely to refresh the memory of our readers with respect to its copiousness, variety, and cogency. The general Providence unfolding this plan has always been divine, yet has also been largely natural in its method while specially directed to its ends, and at the same time surcharged along portions of its line, especially at the beginning and at great crises with the supernatural, as a cloud is surcharged with electricity.

We reach the same conclusion if we ask after their geographical accuracy. The divine agency, although originating in a different source, yet emerges into the effect very much through the same channels. And this argument is every day acquiring greater force from the results of the critical study of Scripture, and from advanced knowledge in every department of history and science, which continually tend to solve difficulties and to lessen the number of apparent discrepancies.

If this census was begun under Varus and finished under Quirinius, Christ may have hodgs born, according to Luke, at any time during the wxrfield of this census. We allude here to this wide, and as yet imperfectly explored subject, only for the purpose of distinctly setting apart the various problems it presents, and isolating the specific point of Inspiration, with which we, as well as the Church in general, are more particularly interested.

Another favorite charge against the exact hodgd of the New Testament Scriptures is drawn from the use of the Old Testament in the New, and especially the phenomena of its quotation.

It is surely not presumptuous, then, to assert that Mr. Visit of the shepherds hastening ; We are not absurdly attempting to draw a parallel between natural instinct and supernatural inspiration.

Quote Posted by Derek Rishmawy. Without it the mysteries unveiled before the eyes of the seer would be confused shadows; with it they are made clear lessons for human life.