Posted by ESC on September 19, 2003
In Reply to: Inscripturated? posted by Shae on September 19, 2003
: 'This is true also of the Irish Chronicle -- alias the
: Chronicum Scotorum. That claims to be and is "a Chronicle of Irish Affairs from the Earliest Times to A.D. 1135." Inscripturated in its present form at that latter time, it includes a lot of much older
: Is this a makey-uppy word? I've never seen it before.
I couldn't find it in the standard online dictionary. Looks like theological jargon to me -- another way of saying a makey-uppy word. A fancy way of saying transcribed, written down.
Hence, Scripture, the sixty-six books of the Bible, is word-revelation. But, Vollenhoven will add, not all word-revelation is written down in Scripture. Scripture is the inspired, humanly inscribed word of God, but not all of God's words were inscripturated (see, e.g., John 21:25). http://home.planet.nl/~srw/vollen/volkok.htm
As we become part of the people of God we inherit these promises, covenants, and warnings. In NT times, some of the teaching of Jesus and his followers was written down for the benefit not only of the original readers but also of subsequent generations of God's people. All these words are preserved, or inscripturated, for God's people who live in the last days, which began with Jesus' first coming and will end with his return. As God's saving acts are complete, so also is the verbal revelation that explains them.