Holy Scripture is fully inerrant, held to complete reliability for all teaching and correction, (2 Tim 3:16), and for divine instruction as to how humans are expected to live, assuming that it is correctly interpreted within its meaning, purpose and cultural setting. The Word became flesh in Jesus, and dwelt among us (John 1:14), therefore the Word of God, as Jesus was (is), is perfect and without sin or flaw (2 Corin 5:21). Additionally, Jesus himself emphasizes the authority of Scripture by referencing it more than 70 times in His teaching (Matt 4:4), imposes its applicability in spiritual warfare with the devil (Heb 4:12), and validates the entire message of the OT (thus creating credibility in the NT), with His life, death and resurrection (John 15:25). As stated in the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, I too, deny that Jesus’ teaching about the Scriptures may be dismissed by appeals to accommodation or to any natural limitation of His humanity[1].

As the Word of God, Scripture holds the same divine authority (truly the only authority there is), as if God himself were speaking the Words audibly to the present reader. No church position and/or title, doctrine or creed has authority over that than what is in the Bible. Holy Scripture is God’s witness to Himself. While full inerrancy and infallibility is sustained, I maintain that human beings are not meant to logically understand everything presented in Scripture and that it is only through the unique illumination of the Holy Spirit that one is able to begin the transcendent experience of understanding the infinite through the finite.

While Scripture is both human and divine; God used the vessel of mankind to relay His Holy message (Holy Scripture is the believer’s greatest tool to begin theology and to learn of our God, whom, through the gift of the Scriptures has declared a desire to be known.) Through the Scriptures, we are granted the special revelation to support and identify the general revelation God provides through universal means, which in turn provides us with faith (Rom 10:14-17). Because of the interactive nature of the Scripture within the believer’s life (Heb 4:12), this also reaffirms the fact that both general and special revelation have a complimentary and harmonious relationship to one another.

The Holy Scripture is God’s Word, God-breathed, and timeless in its application and authority in sanctification of mankind and the ultimate overthrow of evil.

[1] International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, accessed November 16, 2015, https://blackboard9.moody.edu/bbcswebdav/pid-585901-dt-content-rid-2377056_1/courses/ST5534-ONLINE02-OL-1151-01/Chicago%20Statement%20on%20Biblical%20Inerrancy%20%26%20Exposition.pdf.