“Did God really say?” is a fundamental theological question. If God has not spoken clearly, truly, trustworthily, and in human words, then anything goes: believe what you will, act as you wish—no one can fault you.
The church’s historical belief in the truthfulness and trustworthiness of Scripture as God’s written Word is being assaulted from without and from within. In this book, seven scholars from Covenant Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary confront and repel many of these attacks. Reasoning clearly, cogently, and carefully, they show that the historical doctrine of Scripture is what Scripture teaches about itself, and that this teaching can meet and defeat the ungodly intellectual schemes brought against it.
“Engages the discussion of the doctrine of Scripture, offering keen and relevant insight into its current issues.”
—Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
“Uniformly addresses issues related to Scripture’s nature, authority, sufficiency, and clarity in ways that are timely and beneficial.”
—Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia
“Clearly and convincingly restates the historical and biblical account of Scripture’s most basic claim to be God’s Word written.”
—Liam Goligher, Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
“Appropriately affirms, defends, and defines the reliability and sufficiency of God’s Word.”
—Harry Reeder, Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
David B. Garner (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.