What do "revelation," "inspiration," and "infallibility" mean in relation to God's Word? How does "inerrancy" apply to Scripture? How can you counter common objections to Christian doctrine? In this handy booklet, Waters offers succinct easy-to-understand definitions of biblical terms, stresses the importance of right views of Scripture, and provides a solid defense of the faith.
Waters defines important termsrevelation, inspiration, and inerrancyclearing away misconceptions, equipping us to understand and answer leading objections to the doctrine of the Bible, and explaining its importance for Christian living.
Guy Prentiss Waters (BA, University of Pennsylvania; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Duke University) is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. At Duke, he studied under Richard B. Hays and E. P. Sanders, two leading expositors of the New Perspectives on Paul. Dr. Waters is the author of Justification and the New Perspective on Paul: A Review and Response. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America. He is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute of Biblical Research.
Guy Waters's answer to the foundational question, "What is the Bible?" is a theological gem. It sparkles with clarity, delighting the heart of faith. Herein, he guides us to theological confidence in Holy Scripture in the midst of the troubled seas of contemporary doubt and confusion.
"It seems that every generation needs to come back to the most basic truths. Ours is no exception: which means that we are again debating the doctrine of Scripture and questioning 'whether God really said.' Guy Waters' booklet, then, is not just timely, but vital--for here is a biblical defense of the things we most surely believe about Holy Scripture. This booklet must be read by every Church member and believed by every Church officer for the health of the church and the advance of Christ's cause."