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Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Bible

Section 1 – Part 1

The Doctrine of Scripture

 

Bibliology—Doctrine of the Bible

 

  • I believe that God has given His complete written word in the 66 books of the Bible (39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament).

 

  • That scripture was given to mankind through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to the God selected human authors (2 Pet. 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16).

 

  • The scriptures take on the personal style and vocabularies of the human authors, however it is completely God-breathed, and inspired (2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:1; Acts 3:21) and thus the bible is complete, infallible and inerrant as it stands (Mat. 5:18; John 10:35).

 

  • That the inspiration of Scripture was verbal and plenary (Matt. 5:18).

 

  • The scriptures as it stand is the only communication from God for the believer’s faith and conduct.

 

  • The scripture was complete with the writing of the book of Revelation. (Rev. 22:18-19).  There is no new Revelation, therefore nothing is to be added to scripture.

 

  • I believe that the Bible should be interpreted literally using historical, grammatical and theological methods.

 

  • The scripture cannot be interpreted without its meanings being revealed by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:9-16).

 

  • I believe that the scripture is Dispensational. God’s revelation has been progressive in nature (Heb. 1:1; John 1:17).

 

Bibliology Outline

 

  • Is the Bible truly God’s word?
  • What is meant by inspiration of the scriptures?
  • Does the Bible have any errors, contradictions or discrepancies?
  • What is canonicity?
  • Is there any proof for the inerrancy and inspiration of scripture?
  • How do we know the difference between terms such as revelation, inspiration, illumination and interpretation?
  • What is the difference between a dynamic equivalent, a fluid equivalent, and a paraphrase version of the Bible?
  • Are some translations better or more inspired than others?
  • Are some translations more honoring to Christ or more easily memorized?
  • What is meant by textual criticism?
  • What is meant by gender neutral or gender sensitive translations of the Bible?

 

Bibliology Test

 

  • The neo-orthodox view of the Bible says that the scriptures
    • Are the literal word of God
    • Contain the word of God
    • Are not the word of God
    • Are not the only books that are the word of God
    • Have nothing to do with God
  • The term inerrancy refers mainly to
    • The character of God
    • Figures of speech used in the Bible
    • The accuracy of the Bible
    • The history of the Bible
    • None of the above
  • The term canon literally means
    • A collection
    • A measuring rod
    • A group
    • A council
    • A large weapon
  • The number of Greek New Testament manuscripts that exist today are
    • 100
    • 500
    • 3000
    • 5000
    • Too numerous to count
  • In the Roman Catholic Bible, the book of Daniel contains
    • 12 chapters
    • 13 chapters
    • 14 chapters
    • None of the above
  • How many total books in the Roman Catholic Bible?
    • 73
    • 75
    • 78
    • Still adding books
  • How many total books in the Greek Orthodox Bible?
    • 66
    • 78
    • 80
    • I don’t know

 

 

  • Who said the following quote about the extra books of the Bible? “The church reads for example of life and instruction of manners but not to establish any doctrine”?
    • Anabaptists
    • Presbyterians
    • The church of England
    • Methodist
  • The Greek translation of the Old Testament is known as:
    • A faulty translation
    • The apocrypha
    • The Septuagint
    • The LXX
    • Both c and d
  • The term apocrypha refers to:
    • The book of Revelation
    • A collection of books written 200 years before Christ
    • The coming of anti-Christ
    • Things that are hidden
    • Both b and d
  • Special revelation is defined as God making Himself known through:
    • Christophonies
    • Theophanies
    • Dreams and visions
    • Angels
    • Christ and the Bible
    • All of the above
  • The work of the Spirit in helping us to understand scripture is referred to as:
    • Revelation
    • Illumination
    • Inspiration
    • Animation
    • Indoctrination
  • The term hermeneutics refers to:
    • The study of angels
    • The study of Christ
    • The study of interpretation
    • The study of man
    • None of the above
  • In the writing of the final product of scripture, one can say that God:
    • Dictated all his words to the human authors
    • Accommodated himself to popular scientific views
    • Inspired only the thoughts and concepts
    • Inspired every word and pen stroke
    • None of the above
  • That there are only 66 book in the Bible:
    • Was decided during the time of the reformation
    • Has been changed throughout church history
    • Was decided at the council of Nicaea
    • Was recognized by Christians in all generations

 

  • The chapter and verse divisions in the Bible are:
    • Identical in every translation
    • Inspired by God
    • Produce the same number of chapters in every Bible
    • Added by man for ease of locating different passages
    • None of the above
  • The discovery of the dead sea scrolls help to authenticate:
    • The inspiration of the Bible
    • The preservation of the Bible
    • The unreliability of the Bible
    • The Septuagint can’t be trusted
  • This test tells me that I have a lot to learn about Bibliology
    • True
    • False
    • Possibly
    • All of the above

 

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