Have dynamic power.
Are historically and scientifically accurate.
Meet the divine standard.
Are easy to read.
The 27 books we have in the New Testament were divinely inspired.
The New Testament was not yet complete.
Some books of the New Testament had been lost.
No one could tell which books were inspired and which were not.
It teaches that Jesus was not the Christ.
It promotes infant baptism.
It presents God as only a God of justice, not mercy.
It contains historical and geographical errors.
Doctrinal truth that can be drawn from
Way to observe
Take every statement in its ordinary, normal meaning, if that makes sense.
Examine each word in its original language.
Apply every statement to our current culture to see the meaning.
Allegorize the Old Testament to conform it to the New Testament.
Greek / Latin
Aramaic / Greek
Hebrew / Greek
Hebrew / Latin
An important scholar
The Holy Spirit
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