What is the Doctrine of Perspicuity? Also known as the Doctrine of Scriptural Clarity, “Perspicuity” is the belief that Scripture is comprehensible enough so that, with the aid of the Holy Spirit and by using a sound hermeneutic that allows Scripture to interpret itself, anyone who desires to do so can understand God’s message. Martin …

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What is the Doctrine of Inerrancy? In 1978, 200 Evangelical leaders, including R.C. Sproul, Francis Schaeffer, John Macarthur, and J.I. Packer met at a conference supported by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Biblical inerrancy, as formulated at this conference in the “Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy,” is the doctrine that the Bible “is without …

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What is the Doctrine of Special Revelation? Millard Erickson calls it “God’s manifestation of himself at particular times and places through particular events.”¹ Direct “God said” passages in Scripture (Gen 1:28; 3:13, 14; 6:13, etc.), miracles, Divine providence (Ez. 11:9-10), the Bible (Heb. 1:1), and Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:2) all constitute what we would call “special revelation.” Special revelation has …

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What’s the doctrine of “General Revelation?” General revelation, or what is commonly referred to as “natural revelation,” is obviously general in what it reveals about God’s person, and is revealed to all. There are two kinds of general revelation —  1) Mediate General Revelation: God communicates His power, glory, and the fact that He exists through his creation. 2) Immediate General …

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