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Concursus is a Latin word which can be translated encounter or meeting. The late 19th–early 20th century Presbyterian theologian Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield used the word to describe his belief that the whole of Scripture is the product of the divine activities which enter it, not by superseding the activities of the human authors, but by ...


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The old creeds are useful summaries of Christian doctrine. They are useful because the way God decided to shape the Bible was not like a systematic theology textbook, even though we might sometimes wish it was! The creeds were written in times of division in the church to clarify what the groups that wrote them believe the Bible taught. In general each ...


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For most Christian denominations, the answer is simple. Scripture is supernaturally inspired. The people who wrote the Bible wrote exactly what God intended them to write. See the CARM article on 2 Timothy 3:16 for a more in-depth explanation. Also from the allaboutruth.org website: The Bible tells us that all Scripture is inspired of God and ...


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Short Answer: Over the course of 7 years by a committee of Apostles, Oxford Scholars, professional editors, computer experts, and many other contributers form both inside and outside the Church. What we have for footnotes in the standard works today is the result of many lifetimes worth of diligent scripture study, and thousands of hours work completed as ...


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With regard to "Who kept them?" and "how did a common person obtain access to them in Christ's time?", a bit of information can be gleaned from the Bible itself, in Luke 4: Luke 4:14-21 (NIV) 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and ...


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Well, obviously, many of the specifics are simply unknowable, but written texts were obviously kept and transmitted by various religious communities in antiquity. One particularly anachronistic component to your question, however, is the notion that the scriptures or Bible were "a" scroll. You simply couldn't fit several long texts (e.g. the entirety of the ...


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+1 for the great question! To begin as Members of the LDS Church "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." (Article of Faith 8) Throughout my response I will be referencing Plain and Precious Truths Restored, an article written in October of 2006. There are ...


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I define Scripture as those books of the Bible upon which the greatest part of the whole company of Christian believers agree to be divinely inspired word of God. The Nicene Creed is not an "extra-biblical doctrine", but rather a concise statement of a summary of the essential parts of the Christian faith. The most fundamental reason for the Nicene Creed ...


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There is no contradiction between saying the Nicene creed seems to be a reasonable summary of many of the things the Bible teaches, and accepting nothing just because it is in the Nicene creed, but justifying every belief based on Bible texts. There is a danger that a creed will be treated as if it were scripture. It is very important that Christians test ...


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This is the best I could find for you. Boyd K. Packer, 1982 https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1982/10/scriptures?lang=eng ... All of the problems mentioned so far related only to the printing part of the project. The actual compiling and organizing of the tens of thousands of footnotes would require many hundreds of workers. This work had ...


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The incarnate word of God is a person named Jesus. The written word of God, inspired by the Spirit, is generally identified as a book named the Bible. There are debates over what should be considered inspired, but there's also a common core. They seem to me to have completely different natures, and so are very easy to distinguish.


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Joseph Smith claimed "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it has been translated correctly". However, he used the term "translation" rather loosely to refer to the entire process of transmission from the divine source. The idea that his translation of the Bible was done more with the intent to correct understanding than the text is ...


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The answer would be both. There is much evidences within the bible itself that things have been omitted. 1 Chr 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, (KJV) Num. 21:14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the ...


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Something that the answers above did not cover is the very strong assumption made in the title regarding the scope of the word of God, which is important for the question itself. Established Chalcedonian Churches would not make any claim of the form "all of the word of God is contained in..." or "there can be no more". Indeed, the two most prominent ...


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See the verse in sequence with the previous verses to place it in its plainest context: In verses 29-31, Jesus is talking about the tribulation of those days, the stars falling, His return, and the angels. This is to answer the portion of disciple's question in Matt. 24:3, "What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" In verses 29-31, ...



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