B.B. Warfield – Holy Scripture, Our Only Highest Appeal

10 Nov
1851-1921. Reformed Theologian in America and Principle of Princeton Seminary in the line of Charles Hodge.

1851-1921. Reformed Theologian in America and Principle of Princeton Seminary in the line of Charles Hodge.

Before all else, Protestantism is, in its very essence, an appeal from all other authority to the divine authority of Holy Scripture… Thus, in every way possible, the church has borne her testimony from the beginning, and still in our day, to her faith in the divine trustworthiness of her Scriptures, in all their affirmations of whatever kind… The church has always believed her Scriptures to be the book of God, of which God was in such a sense the author that every one of its affirmations of whatever kind is to be esteemed as the utterance of God, of infallible truth and authority.


~B.B. Warfield~


The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible (Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing Company, 1948), 111-112.

Books by B.B. Warfield

The Works of B.B. Warfield on Logos Bible Software

More Warfield Quotes at The Old Guys

4 Responses to “B.B. Warfield – Holy Scripture, Our Only Highest Appeal”

  1. lacykitkat November 10, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

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  3. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert November 10, 2014 at 11:08 am #

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    • irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert November 10, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

      Surely the Christian Church is a historical body of the Judeo-Christian Revelation, this is its premier authority! And any “tradition” is secondary here also. Though in some sense the Holy Scripture is itself the revelatory tradition of God, in “Spirit and Truth” as our Lord said, (John 4: 23).

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