To J.C. Ryle, the inspiration of the Scriptures was "the very keel and foundation of Christianity", the underpinning without which Christians had no warrant for doctrine or practice, "no solid ground for present peace or hope, and no right to claim the attention of mankind". He deliberately placed a paper on Inspiration at the beginning of Old Paths, his Plain Statements on Some of the Weightier Matters of Christianity, and it is this, which is republished here. But is all Scripture inspired? Are the very words and expressions used by the writers from God, or does inspiration mean something less than this? Ryle was convinced that the very words are from God, and that only this view makes sense of what the Bible itself claims. Here he eloquently defends this position, answers objections, and applies the truth to the conscience of the reader.
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Date:December 3, 2005
Do you want simple answers that are not simplistic about the inspiration of Scripture? Get this book! J.C. Ryle is a master. His language is so clear and compelling, yet it carries an inviting warmth. The reasons he gives for the inerrant inspiration of the Bible are not the typical technical ones you hear today. Instead he uses simple arguments that cut right to the human heart and build up loving faith in the God of the Bible. I actually laughed at how basic and sensible his points were! Bravo for Banner of Truth publishing this essay as a standalone work. High quality paperback with easy-to-read large, spacious type (Goudy Old Style I believe). GET THIS BOOK! You will NOT be sorry. Blessings.