Describe the differences Barackman presents regarding inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of the Bible. How do you respond to these principles?

Inspiration: Divine is motivation the action of the Holy Spirit whereby He empowered certain individuals to accept God’s uncommon disclosure and to talk it or to compose it without mistake or oversight in their language and style as the actual expressions of God(2 Peter 1:21) (Floyd H. Barackman, Practical Christian Theology, p. 25). Anyway, as observation of inspiration there were 8 points show us to know,

“One: Relating just to the first creation of the Scriptures, divine motivation is worried about just the first expressions and composing of God’s spoke men and scholars. For example, Copies and interpretations of the first Scriptures contain mistakes.

Two: Divine motivation, concerns God’s representatives just when they talked or composed His words, affected by the Holy Spirit. It doesn’t identify with their different activities and expressions of life (2 Sam. 7:3).

Three: Under divine motivation, the Speakers and journalists of God’s Word were kept from each blunder of correspondence as well as from any omission. They didn’t say or compose more than what God proposed for them, too.

Four: While God didn’t support each activity or proclamation of holy messengers and people recorded in the Scriptures, divine motivation got an exact (inerrant) scriptural record of their activities and expressions (Gen. 3:4).

Five: Our powerlessness to see how the Holy Spirit utilized unsteady individuals to deliver an inerrant record isn’t adequate motivation to deny His capacity to do this and the way that He did this. In fact, we don’t completely see any work of the Holy Spirit.

Six: Because of the adequacy of the Bible for conviction and lead and the assertions of Proverb 30:5-6; 1 Corinthians 13: 8; Revelation 22:18-19 From these Scripture there is no exceptional disclosure has given since the end of the New Testament Canon toward the finish of the principal century.

Seven: The Bible instructs that all heavenly uncommon disclosure has its sources in the Father (Rev. 1:1), is communicated thanks to the Son (Rev. 1;1 ; John 1:1; Matt. 11:27), and is dressed in human language by the Holy Spirit’s God talked men (Deut. 18: 18; Heb. 1:1-2) and

Eight: God seldom talked through unsaved individuals (2 Chron. 35:21-22; John 11: 49-51)” (Floyd H. Barackman, Practical Christian Theology, p. 25-26).

Biblical Inerrancy: “this is that nature of the first Scriptures, or signatures, that depicts them as being without mistake in their chronicle of realities and in the propelled expressions and works of God’s representatives” (Barackman, Floyd H. 2001, 28).

Biblical Infallibility: “This is that nature of the first Scriptures that portrays them as being without mistake in their record of the expressions, occasions, and realities of sacrosanct history and in their inherent lessons. This affirms that every single scriptural instructing, in view of the inerrant unique Scriptures, is valid and solid.” (Floyd H. Barackman, Practical Christian Theology, p. 29). Moreover, the Bible teaches its inerrancy as below,

“1. God is True or real (John 7:28; 8:26).

  1. God never lies (Titus 1:2; Rom. 3: 4; Heb. 6: 18).
  2. God produced the Scriptures(2 Tim. 3:16).
  3. The Lord Jesus is truth (John 14: 6), bears witness to the truth (Jonh 8: 14), and speaks truth (John 8:40).
  4. The Holy Spirit, Who enables the original Scripture authors to write without omission or error (2 Peter 1: 21), is the Spirit of Truth (John 14: 17; 15: 26; 16: 13) and not a lie (1 John 2:27).
  5. God’s Word is truth (John 17:17), true (Ps. 119:160), perfect (Ps. 19:7), and pure (Prov. 30:5).” (Floyd H. Barackman, Practical Christian Theology, p. 29)

After study with these three principles above in relation to the Word of God, it’s very important that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim. 3: 16-17 [NIV]. Moreover, In Luther’s Small Catechism in the Lord’s Prayer at First Petition, Hallowed be Thy name explaining us very clear/how can we keep God’s name holy. It means that God’s name is indeed holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may become holy among us also. “What does it mean? When the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we as the children of God also lead holy lives in accordance with it. To this end,

help us, dear Father in Heaven. But he that teaches and lives otherwise than God’s Word teaches profanes the name of God among us. From this preserve us, Heavenly Father.”  (Small Catechism, Lord’s Prayer, The First Petition).


Floyd H., Barackman. Practical Christian Theology: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2001



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