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What does it mean to say that the Bible is "inspired"?

From the BLB FAQs. Have a question? See if we’ve listed it.

Today, when we use the word “inspire” or “inspiration,” it has the idea of something challenging to the human heart. We speak of a person giving an “inspiring performance” or someone looking for “inspiration” to begin a new project.

Yet when we […]

Why Was Jesus Called Immanuel?

In Matthew’s gospel Jesus is called Immanuel.

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us”(Matthew 1:23).

This is not a personal name. In Isaiah 7:14 it is seen as fulfilled, not in the naming of Jesus, but in […]

In Jesus, Grace Upon Grace

Each month, we will be highlighting a particular theological topic here at the BLB blog. This month, we are highlighting the topic of soteriology—the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ. The following is adapted from the Blue Letter Bible Institute’s soteriology class.

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord […]

How has the BLB impacted your life?

The BLB website reaches 1 million users each month. That is a huge encouragement to our small team! We love hearing about the fruits of our labor and seeing how God is using this ministry to bless millions. We often hear encouraging stories about how God is using the BLB to impact the lives […]

Jesus on the Work of the Spirit

The following has been adapted from Don Stewart’s FAQs, available at the BLB.


The Holy Spirit works in ways beyond our understanding. Jesus compared the Spirit to the wind:

The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. […]

The Greatness of God and the Power of Prayer

The following is adapted from the Blue Letter Bible Institute (BLBi) class The Attributes of God by David Hocking. The Attributes of God is one of fourteen free classes available at the BLBi.

God is able to answer prayer.

Think about the rich truths packed in that statement.

Who is God? He is the […]

What Is the Sufficiency of Scripture?

The sufficiency of Scripture can be simply defined as follows: In the Bible alone, God has given humankind all things that are necessary for the proper understanding of who God is, who we are, how God has acted in the past, and what God expects from us. The basic idea behind the sufficiency of […]

Ye Are the Branches

(by Andrew Murray)

Everything depends on our being right ourselves in Christ. If I want good apples, I must have a good apple tree; and if I care for the health of the apple tree, the apple tree will give me good apples. And it is just so with our Christian life and […]

The Names of God in the OT (Introduction)

“Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory [is] above the earth and heaven.” Psa 148:13

In the Old Testament times, a name was not only identification, but an identity as well. Many times a special meaning was attached to the name. Names had, among other […]

A Better Sacrifice Under Grace

From Pastor Bob Hoekstra’s Day By Day By Grace devotional, available free at the BLB. For such a High Priest was fitting for us…who does not needdaily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices…for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself…Not with theblood of goats and calves, but with […]