The Inspiration of the Scriptures - Review Questions (ANSWERS)

  1. Write 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 from memory.
    "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
  2. Write 2 Peter 1:21 from memory.
    "For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit"
  3. How do you know that the Old Testament manuscripts are reliable?
    Because of the work of copyists and archeology.
  4. What was the work of copyists?
    They accurately copied the Old Testament Scriptures.
  5. What are three archeological discoveries that support the truthfulness of the Old Testament?
    The Hittite civilization, the Elba Tablets, and Jericho.
  6. Of what value are the writings of the early church fathers?
    They provide more the 86,000 Scripture quotations.
  7. Define "inspiration."
    Inspiration is a divine influence upon human beings, as that resulting in the writing of the Scriptures.
  8. How did Jesus preface much of His teaching?
    He said, "Most assuredly…" and "It is written…."
  9. Name three Old Testament accounts that Jesus believed.
    Creation, Noah and the flood, and Jonah and the great fish.
  10. What is the significance of “from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah”?
    Jesus endorsed the entire Old Testament.
  11. Which New Testament verse quotes Scripture from both the Old Testament and the New Testament?
    1 Timothy 5:18.
  12. Upon what did the apostles base their preaching and their lives?
    The Scriptures.
  13. Who is the major theme of Bible prophecy?
    Jesus Christ.
  14. What did the prophet Isaiah have to say about the birth of Jesus?
    He prophesied of the virgin birth in Isaiah 7:14.
  15. Which people did Isaiah predict would see a great light?
    The Gentiles.
  16. What is Psalm 22 about?
    The crucifixion of Christ.
  17. What is the prophetic message of Isaiah 53?
    Christ died for our sins.
  18. List three things that the Bible does.
    It makes us wise to salvation.
    It makes us clean.
    It produces fruit to the glory of God.
  19. How does the Bible work effectively?
    It effectively works in those who believe.
  20. What do you believe about the inspiration of the Scriptures?
    (Personal Answer)
 
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