What, then, shall we think about the Bible? I will tell you very plainly what I think we ought to think. I will tell you very plainly what I think about it. I hold that the Biblical writers, after having been prepared for their task by the providential ordering of their entire lives, received, in addition to all that, a blessed and wonderful and supernatural guidance and impulsion by the Spirit of God. so that they were preserved from the errors that appear in other books and thus the resulting book, the Bible, is in all its parts the very Word of God, completely true in what it says regarding matters of fact and completely authoritative in its commands.
This is another one of Machen's marvelous radio "talks" which have been made available in written form. Although he was fighting an ongoing battle with the Liberals in his day, the subject of the inspiration and authority of Scripture is just as applicable today in regard to both the Liberal religionist but also to those of the Charismatic and Pentecostal groups. In this presentation, Machen mentions a book written by B.B. Warfield, Counterfeit Miracles
, which I too would highly recommend for everyone's reading as it addresses the subject in much more depth. I'm sure you will enjoy reading this article as you have enjoyed and benefited from all of Machen's writings.
Read it now by going here: Is the Bible the Word of God?
For later reading, on The Highway homepage, click on "Calvinism and the Reformed Faith" and then enter the "Sola Scriptura" section.
In His service and grace,