Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Importance of divine Sovereignty for Our View of Scripture

This is a great article that has helped me understand the relationship between our doctrine of Scripture and God's divine sovereignty by Dr. Stephen J. Wellum from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

by Dr. Stephen J. Wellum

Stephen J. Wellum is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Wellum received his Ph.D. degree in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has also taught theology at the Associated Canadian Theological Schools and Northwest Baptist Theological College and Seminary in Canada. He has contributed to several publications and a collection of essays on theology and worldview issues.

Dr. Wellum concludes:

Not only is it important to evaluate views of divine sovereignty in light of whether they can uphold a high view of Scripture, but it is also crucial to maintain that in defending any view of Scripture, one cannot adequately do so unless one self-consciously thinks through one’s view of divine sovereignty. In fact, without the discussion of divine sovereignty being brought to the table in our doctrine of Scripture polemics, I am convinced that we will not make any headway in our contemporary bibliology discussions.
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