How was NT Scripture created?
Abraham Kuyper wrote: “Every child of God must exercise communion with the Father and the Son through the apostolate. This is St. John’s positive claim” (cf. 1 John 1:3). In other words, the Apostles are our only link to the truths of the New Covenant we are saved by and live by. Who were these men? How did they obtain such divine revelation? How can we know they did? In the process of going to Scripture to answer these questions we make the following claims in this book:
- It was through the “Scripture gift” of divine knowledge and wisdom that Apostles obtained a store of divine revelation from which they wrote from.
- This divine revelation was not received or written through some subjective, mystical experience referred to as “inspiration,” but rather, the Apostles physically saw or heard the revelation, or received it in visions, and then accurately recorded it.
- 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 teaches that the “Scripture and sign gifts” claimed by Charismaticism today, were predicted by the Apostle Paul to cease with the completion of the NT revelation—and history confirms this very thing.
- Popular theories of “inspiration” for the creation of Scripture are unnecessary and no where supported in Scripture.
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