Concordia Theological Monthly

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bible, verbal inspiration, scripture, moderns, christian, walther, alleman, doctrine, revelation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


This is, and must be, the burden of our concluding remarks: Let us "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 3); let us faithfully guard' the precious doctrine of Verbal Inspiration.

We shall earnestly contend for it if we realize, in the first place, how much is at stake. We must realize what the Church would lose if she surrendered Verbal Inspiration. We would lose our Bible. The battle for Verbal Inspiration is not a mock battle played by children. It is not some unseemly brawl among squabbling theologians- Theologengezaenk. No; the Church is engaged in a life-or-death struggle. It is a battle for her most precious possession. The battle for Verbal Inspiration is a battle for the Bible.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Jude 3; John 3:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars