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The Divinely Inspired Word of God

The Divinely Inspired Word of God - Krajec Anna Krajec...

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Krajec Anna Krajec Dustin Hogan / Dr. Moore Christian Formation 9/17/11 God-Breathed To view the Bible as divinely inspired means to believe that God influenced both the writers and the writings. This is the basis of the authority of the Bible—if God had no hand in its construction, then how can it serve as a picture of Him? Looking at it this way means that the stories within the text will gain new value than if read purely for informational reasons. In Genesis 12:1-20, God calls Abram to leave his current home of Harran and go to a place God would show him, promising to prosper him: “’I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you’” (NIV). Abram obeys God and picks up his family and possessions to set out for the place God had in store for him. If one were to read this without believing that it was divinely inspired, it would simply be a story about one of the many gods of that time speaking to a single person.
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