The thesis of this article is that the power of the Word of God is the foundation for scriptural authority. The contention of the Church is that Scripture claims to be the Word of God and because there is no authority above God this appeal substantiates authority. This apparent circular reasoning is refuted by the secular who neither believe the Bible to be authoritative, nor believe in the God by which it claims authority. Moreover, the appeal to God as Scripture’s source of authority is even debated within various branches of Christian theology. Therefore, this study attempts to provide a fresh prospective on scriptural authority by appealing to the evidential result of the power of God’s word, and establishing that it is the factual proof of this power that substantiate the Bible’s authority.
Myers, James T. III
"The Authority of Scripture: A Biblical Theology,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol1/iss1/1