I had my Theology class this past Tuesday (9/15). We discussed the Doctrine of Revelation and the Doctrine of Inspiration. Under Inspiration, one can include Inerrancy as well. This is pretty heavy stuff, but crucial to think about. I just wanted to share some things I got from the class.
- There is absolutely nothing that we can do to know God. God has to reveal Himself to us before we can know Him.
- Our understanding of inspiration is only speculation. There is nothing full proof, except that the Scriptures are God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16).
- General Revelation should lead us to a hunger for Special Revelation.
- And finally, the most interesting thing I found was that God drove Adam and Eve out of the garden to protect them from eating from the Tree of Life so they wouldn’t live forever in a sinful state. It was an act of mercy and grace when God kicked them out. I always thought about it from the perspective that they got kicked out because of their disobedience. While this is true, it is interesting that God was also protecting them at the same time.
Hope some of this helps!