The apparent conflict between Christ's deity and humanity was fought out years ago, so that now Bible believers all accept the fact that Christ was perfectly human, yet without a trace of sin or a limitation of His deity. The similar paradox of the eternal perfection of the Word of God, "settled forever in heaven," yet given in human words through human personalities, has not been so well explained and thought out. We believe Dr. Rice has gone further in clearing up this matter than has before been done. The teaching agrees closely with that of Gaussen, Warfield, Harris and Young. Here you will find the truth, witnessed by devoted and learned Bible scholars Charles Feinberg, R. Laird Harris and S. Maxwell Coder, as well as other trusted fundamental scholars, that the Bible was settled in God's mind in every detail before written down on earth and that God prepared the men who wrote—Isaiah is "a polished shaft," for example (Isa. 49:2)—and that God even prepared and controlled the environment and character and feeling of the writers so that they wrote down God's revelation in His inspired words. Here the Bible's clear claim to being God-breathed, perfect, eternal, is expounded; the greatest Bible expositors and authors on inspiration are quoted, questions are answered, fallacies explained, all with a holy devotion to Christ and to the Bible as the very Word of God. There has been a great need for a scholarly, thoroughly trustworthy exposition of what the Bible claims for its own inerrant, authoritative inspiration recorded in God-breathed words. Here, evangelical faith and scholarship combine with evangelistic warmth and crystal clear, flowing language. This is the documented result of forty-eight years of Bible teaching, preaching and writing, followed by monumental labor to prepare this volume. We believe the book will prove itself an indispensable classic setting the standard for Bible believers for years to come.
416 pgs | Hardback | Dr. John R. Rice