BTBD: Week 7 – The Authority of Scripture

In Biblical Doctrine by Jessica Pickowicz1 Comment

Blogging Through Biblical Doctrine
Have you wanted to read a theology book, but haven’t known where to begin? In this series, Jess is blogging through John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue’s book, Biblical Doctrine. Print the study guides at the bottom of each post (or on the Resources page) and follow along!  Also, be sure to join the associated women’s Facebook page to discuss the study with other Christian women.  Finally, if you want to go back and start at the beginning you may find the Introduction article here.
As you have seen so far in your studies, Bibliology is fascinating!  This week is no exception. We’ll be looking at the doctrine of authority, and answering the question MacArthur and Mayhue present at the beginning of this section: “The doctrine of authority boils down to one primary question: How does one become convinced that the Bible really is the Word of God? Or, how does a person become certain that Scripture is the truth of God conveyed through the process of inspiration and that it thereby has the right to exercise authority over one’s life” (100)?

Here is an exceptionally helpful video to supplement your reading this week:

John MacArthur: For the Authority of Scripture

Here is your study guide for this week Bibliology 4.

I’ll see you next week for our discussion on the inerrancy of Scripture.


For your convenience, you may download this or previous study guides from the Beautiful Thing Resources page at any time.

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Jessica is the founder and lead writer of Beautiful Thing. She is wife to pastor/ church-planter Nate Pickowicz, and mama of two.