I believe Satan's present-day tactical attack in obscuring God's Communication to man is directed at nullifying the reality of Supernatural Inspiration and need for Spiritual Illumination as a requirement in enabling full comprehension of Scripture. The 17th and 18th Century attacks by literary, historical, and scientific critics against the Authority, Inerrancy, Revelation, and Inspiration of God's Word's were devastating.
Conservative Evangelical Theologians have stood their ground and vigorously defended the Authority of God's Revelation and Inerrancy against the overwhelming "evidence" of alleged errors in Scripture. Wherever God's Word is challenged by those who reject the facts of historical events and the recorded Miracles of Creation and Christ's Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Death, Burial, and Resurrection, these men simply responded by their faith in the Bible's clear teaching concerning these issues. Sadly, however, when it came to attacks against the Divine Authorship of all Scripture, many Theologians failed to stand only on exactly what the Bible says about the issue. They apparently were intimidated by German higher criticism and, therefore, attempted to develop an apologetic based upon human reason to defend God's direct Inspiration of Scripture through human instruments. This approach (reason instead of the Word) left an opening for a gradual descent away from a believer's absolute acceptance of what the Bible provides as information by which he can and must live his life.
The unique characteristic of this text's position is that it presents an intensified view on the "verbal" portion of the approach to interpreting Scripture called "verbal, plenary Inspiration." One pastor and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary said, "I think this work is a clarification or advancement on the existing positions of verbal, plenary inspiration. It is truly a word-by-word approach in comprehending the most precise meaning of the Word of God."
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How to interpret the Bible is an ongoing issue among believers. Whose interpretation is correct? How do we know? This work is a helpful introductory tool to Bible interpretation. -- Roy B. Zuck, Editor of Bibliotheca SacraAbout the Author:
J. Richard Fugate personally accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized into the Body of Christ at Reinhardt Bible Church in Garland, Texas, in 1968. The Fugate family attended various Bible churches in Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, and Sacramento over the years.
After committing himself in 1971 to serve God anywhere, or in any manner he might be called, Mr. Fugate learned Greek and studied many thousands of hours in the original languages of the Old and New Testament texts. He did not rely on existing systematic Theologies or Bible commentaries; convinced that he needed to perform his own exegesis and word studies to confirm doctrines that are substantiated by Scripture alone. He founded the Foundation for Biblical Research (FBR) in 1979 "to determine the one true meaning of Scripture based on honest research and a scientifically sound system of hermeneutics." All of Mr. and Mrs. Fugate's books are written based on that research.
Soon after his commitment to God, Mr. Fugate was called as Business Manager of Accelerated Christian Education. Soon thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Fugate were led to start a Christian school in Garland, Texas, based on the experience of homeschooling their own three children for several years. In 1982 he was hired as CEO of A.O.P. where he served 13 years. Mr. Fugate has also been a Keynote Speaker at over 40 State homeschool conventions over the years and has written three books on that topic. When A.O.P. was taken over in 1995, the Fugate's went on the road speaking on Biblical marriage, child training, and homeschooling while writing 2nd editions of their popular books. Mr. Fugate later served as Business Manager of Family Ministries from 2000 through 2004.
Mr. Fugate is again functioning full time as Director of the Foundation for Biblical Research in Apache Junction, AZ and continues to teach and write on Bible-Based Theology. He has also served as an teaching elder in his local church.
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