A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Fred G. Zaspel
Exploring what Jesus believed and taught about Scripture is one of the most powerful polemics for a high view of Scripture. If our Lord Jesus refers to Scripture as spoken by a given human author “by the Spirit,” if he refers to Scripture as “law” and as bindingly authoritative in all its pronouncements, if he assigns error to ignorance of Scripture, if he claims that Scripture “must” be fulfilled, and so on, we cannot but conclude that in Jesus’ view Scripture speaks with supreme authority and is reliable in all it teaches. If we claim to be Christian – followers of Jesus – then we must adopt his view of Scripture. As Warfield often pressed, you cannot have the Jesus of the Bible and reject the Bible of Jesus.
This is the line of argument Andrew Wilson takes up in his wonderful little booklet (and I do mean little – eighty very small size pages), Unbreakable. He takes up the question of the trustworthiness of Scripture and also such questions such as the unity, clarity, sufficiency, theme, interpretation, and canon of Scripture – each in crisp, clear chapters.
Wilson’s survey of Jesus’ characterizations of Scripture and his corresponding analysis is clear, concise, and insightful – an excellent and enjoyable read for any Christian. Highly recommended.
Buy the books
UNBREAKABLE: WHAT THE SON OF GOD SAID ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD, by Andrew Wilson