• Is the Bible Still Relevant? Media Resource by

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

    What does the Bible have to do with our lives today? Some skeptics are shocked to hear that people in the 21st century still believe and take such an ancient text literally. In this session, Rev. Joel Kim considers the trustworthiness of Scripture, its authority as our guide for life, and discusses how to defend the Bible as the World of God. View Resource

  • Edwards and the Bible Media Resource by

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  • Proving the Inspiration of the Bible Media Resource by

    Matthew 16:17

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  • It’s Just a Book Media Resource by ,

    Hebrews 4:11-13

    The Word of God is living and active, the lamp for our feet that not only guides us in righteousness, but also creates new life in fallen people as the Holy Spirit brings it to bear on our darkened hearts. We are pressured, however, to downplay Scripture as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and to treat it as a helpful moral guide that is just one book among many. Dr. W. Robert Godfrey looks at the power of God’s Word to overcome the darkness, and he calls upon God to move us from a low view of Scripture … View Resource

  • Inerrancy in the Pew Media Resource by ,

    (live via video from Los Angeles, Steven Lawson moderator) Inerrancy isn’t just a word for pastors or academics; rather, it’s become a major question for everyone. In this session, Dr. Steven J. Lawson interviews Dr. John MacArthur on how the ongoing “inerrancy debate” has affected the church. Dr. MacArthur describes what standing for the truth means for church members, and he describes how he has dealt with the issue as a pastor. This session will help pastors understand why inerrancy is so significant for them and their flocks, and it will provide guidance in dealing with this issue. View Resource

  • The Chicago Statement: An Interview with R.C. Sproul Media Resource by ,

    Dr. Steve Nichols interviews Dr. R.C. Sproul about his involvement with the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. Dr. Sproul spends a brief time giving a summary of the circumstances surrounding that statement—of just what was at stake in the drafting and signing of this document. Dr. Sproul also makes comparisons with our own time, drawing helpful conclusions for pastors as they consider biblical inerrancy. View Resource

  • Shibboleth? Media Resource by

    Judges 12:1-6

    The history of the church is the history of the good work of creeds, declarations designed to instruct the sheep while keeping out the wolves. Wolves, like their father the devil, however, are crafty. They slither under, around, over the fences we build, reciting our creeds while gutting them of their meaning. While the doctrine of inerrancy and the vigorous defense of same has served the church well, in our day many confess to believing in inerrancy, while refusing to submit to the plain teaching and abiding authority of God’s Word. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. considers both … View Resource

  • The Inerrancy Crisis Media Resource by

    1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

    It’s a commonly held belief in America that the Bible contains some truth, but the Bible is certainly not without error—that is, inerrant. Yet this is a far cry from what the church has believed through the centuries. This session defines biblical inerrancy, gives a brief history of the doctrine, and also explains why our culture is in crisis about this significant attribute of Scripture. View Resource

  • Here I Stand Media Resource by

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

    In every generation, new attacks on the veracity of Scripture arise, and the church faces a choice. Will she stand firm on the inspired Word of God, or will she capitulate to the Spirit of the Age? In this message, Dr. Steven Lawson explains why the church must never compromise her commitment to the inspired and inerrant Word of God, but rather remain firm in the face of all challenges. View Resource

  • The Authority of Scripture, Part 1: The Doctrine of Inspiration Media Resource by

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

    Higher criticism, the branch of literary investigation that seeks to discover the world behind the text, rose to prominence in seventeenth-century Germany. Yet, the motivation for the implementation of this form of study, the denial of biblical inspiration and inerrancy, has a much longer history. Human beings have tried to deny the inspiration of God’s Word for ages because they cannot abide God’s authority over them. As today’s lesson demonstrates, the origin of Scripture in God necessitates its authority over all creation, and only two responses may follow: Spirit-inspired acceptance or denial. View Resource

  • The Authority of Scripture, Part 2: The Doctrine of Inerrancy Media Resource by

    Numbers 23:19

    For many years, mainline academia has issued attacks against the Bible through the various fields of study, such as history and archaeology. The lack of archaeological evidence supporting Scripture’s claims as well as its attestation of supernatural events form just a few of the arrows shot by those seeking to poke holes in the positions of inspiration and inerrancy. Although engagement in these intellectual debates is appropriate and useful, at the end of the day, once all the objections have been leveled and answered, satisfactory to some or not, the most important question must float to the surface and receive … View Resource

  • For the Authority of Scripture Media Resource by

    Isaiah 52-53

    The veracity and authority of Scripture is basic to the Christian faith, but it is not a “given” in the modern world. Not only is it directly attacked by skeptics inside and outside of the church, it is undermined by claims of authority for other alleged “holy books” such as the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon. In our skeptical and multicultural world, it is necessary for Christians to draw a line in the sand when the authority of Scripture is challenged. View Resource

  • War on the Word Media Resource by

    Genesis 3:1-6

    The first temptation recorded in Scripture is an attack on the trustworthiness of God’s Word. Such attacks have continued unabated to our own day. In the past, such attacks were usually made by liberals, but today we hear more and more doubts cast upon God’s Word by professed evangelicals. In this lecture, Dr. Steve Lawson reminds us of the importance of a commitment to the authority, inspiration, and inerrancy of Scripture. View Resource

  • Is the Bible Just Another Book? Media Resource by

    2 Timothy 3:16-17

    One of the most common claims heard today is that the Bible is merely a collection of contradictory human writings with no coherent structure. Even believers sometimes express frustration because they cannot understand how these various writings fit together. They cannot see the “big picture,” and many give up trying to understand Scripture. In this lecture Dr. Steven Lawson will remind Christians of the importance and privilege of knowing Scripture, helping them to grasp the basic content as well as its meaning and significance. View Resource

  • Is the Doctrine of Inerrancy Defensible? Media Resource by

    2 Timothy 3:14-17

    For centuries orthodox Christians have taught that the Holy Scriptures are inerrant. Skeptics, on the other hand, claim that this doctrine is meaningless, saying that the doctrine of inerrancy has died the death of a thousand qualifications. How should Christians respond? In this lecture, Dr. Michael Horton explains what inerrancy means and shows how and why it remains a defensible part of our confession. View Resource