Is the Bible really “inerrant?” Is it really authoritative? We sat down with Dr. Matthew Barrett, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Seminary, to talk about the biblical and historical significance of the Church’s doctrine of Scripture – its authority and sufficiency.
What is sola scriptura and how did it develop historically
Biblical Authority after the Reformation:
Was Sola Scriptura upheld after the reformation?
The Church’s Relationship with Biblical Authority:
What are some causes of concern in relation to the church and sola scriptura and what are causes of optimism?
God’s Covenants and Biblical Authority:
What does the way God enters a covenant with His people tell us about biblical authority?
Biblical Authority and the Biblical Storyline:
What does the storyline of scripture and the trinity tell us about biblical authority?
The Bible and God’s Character:
What does the Bible reveal about God himself?
What does the Bible say about its own origin?
What do we mean when we say the Bible is inerrant?
The Clarity of Scripture and Biblical Interpretation:
How can we hold to the perspicuity of scripture when there is so much in it that confuses Christians?
The Sufficiency of Scripture:
How does sola scriptura square with the other authorities in the Christian’s life?