Deny that the Bible is, without any qualifications, the very Word of God, and you are left without any ultimate standard of measurement and without any supreme authority. In his book Divine Inspiration of the Bible, Arthur Pink aspires to defend the groundwork of Christianity - the Bible. Pink defines the Scriptures, or Word of God, as the foundation of the Christian religion. The Bible claims to be a divine revelation, and as such, it transcends human productivity. Pink's book examines the idea of divine inspiration and presents several arguments which aim to prove that God Almighty is the author of the Bible. As Christians, the Bible demands our attention, and Pink's book helps Christians gain a firmer understanding of the Bible's authority.
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If you are not a Believer a priori, then there is no utility from this book.
This is a three-hour orthodox evangelical sermon delivered in whispery, emotive tones. The author doesn't even bother to set up straw men about why the Bible might not be inspired and knock them down. He assumes we all agree within the first few pages that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, blah blah blah... and even says that the remainder of his book won't make sense unless one agrees that. Isn't that circular reasoning?
His two repeated assertions to prove divine inspiration are, "There is no other possible explanation for...", and "The only possible explanation is...". In fact, scholars have plenty of alternative explanations that I hoped the author would address. Very frustrating.
This books is only intended to assure the faithful that they can ignore any creeping doubts that might enter their minds.
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