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Lesson 5: The Final Authority in Matters of Faith: Scripture (Part 2)

Reading

Read Know the Truth: Chapter 3: Scripture (Pages 49-61)

Questions for Discussion

1. Examine the basis for the claim that the Bible is infallible and inerrant. How far does the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture extend?

2. List the considerations that need to be weighed when facing an apparent contradiction or inaccuracy in Scripture. How would you answer the charge, ‘The Bible is full of errors’ and ‘Intelligent people no longer believe the Bible is true’?

3. Identify the main hermeneutical principles. Illustrate their significance with examples of errors which arise from their neglect.

4. ‘The Holy Spirit is all we need to understand the Bible.’ Discuss.

5. What is the role of ‘secondary helps’, such as Bible study notes and commentaries, in understanding Scripture? What is the place of preaching in increasing the understanding of Scripture, and how do hermeneutical principles affect it?

Milne, Bruce (2012-11-28). Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief (p. 62). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

Scripture Reading, Scripture Memory and Catechism

Please visit emmauscf.org/passages to view a suggested Bible reading plan, suggested scripture memory verse, and Emmaus’ catechism. Once there, please select the appropriate week of the year.

Other Resources 

Lesson 5 PDF

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