TFI #24

24. In what way do we say the Scriptures are inspired? Divine dictation?

“To compose the sacred books, God chose certain men who, all the while he employed them in this task, made full use of their own faculties and powers so that, though he acted in them and by them, it was as true authors that they consigned to writing whatever he wanted written, and no more.”  (DV 11)

Scriptures were therefore not divine dictation, but rather penned under the breath of the Holy Spirit.  Unifying all the various genres of the books of the Bible is the Holy Spirit.

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