Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Faith Tidbit #17
Christians believe that the Bible was written by human beings under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The New Testament book of 2 Timothy says, "All scripture is inspired by God [literally God-breathed]..." The 66 books of the Bible are referred to as the canon, a word derived from the Latin, meaning a measuring line. Christians are to measure their lives, faith, and practices against the true, perfect measurement of the Old and New Testaments. Historically, Christians have held that while human beings may make errors in translation, transmission, or interpretation, the Bible as originally revealed to its human authors is inerrant.