I believe that the Holy Scriptures are God's written Words representing His special revelation to man and
that "all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness, that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2Ti 3:16, 17),
that "no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made
by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God" (2Pe 1:20,21),
that the Divine inspiration of the Scriptures is recorded in the OT such as when
"the Spirit of the LORD spoke by" David (2Sa 23:2) and by numerous Scriptures preceded by
"thus says the LORD" (see 528 passages), that the human writers recorded in perfect accuracy
God's comprehensive and inerrant revelation to man, that Christ Himself affirmed the infallibility of the
Scriptures that "not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law"
(Mt 5:18, cp Mt 24:35, Isa 40:8; 1Pe 1:23, 24, 25), that "the Scripture cannot be broken"
(Jn 10:35), that the apostles claimed inspiration for their portions of the New Testament (1Cor 2:13; 14:37),
that Paul quotes both Deuteronomy and Luke as Scripture (1Ti 5:18, 1Co 9:9; cp. Dt 25:4),
that Peter declares all Paul's Epistles to be Scripture (2Pe 3:15, 16), that God's Word
"which goes forth from" His mouth "shall not return" empty "without accomplishing what"
God desires (Isa 55:11), that the inspiration of Scripture is verbal, plenary (complete in every respect),
and inerrant, that "if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book and
if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part
from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book" (Rev 22:18,19, Pr 30:5, 6, Deut 4:2, 12:32),
that man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Mt 4:4, Lk 4:4, Dt 8:3), that the Scriptures contain
"everything necessary for life and godliness" (2Pe 1:3, cp Deut 32:46, 47), that "no word from God shall be void of power"
(Lk 1:37ASV cp NAS Lk 1:37), that the Bible is not like human books but that it is living, abiding,
powerful and supernatural, that it is "living and active" (Heb 4:12), that God's Word is
"like fire...and a hammer which shatters a rock" (Jer 23:29), that His Words are like goads (Eccl 12:11),
that His word of the gospel is "the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Ro 1:16, cp the
"word of truth" in Jas 1:18), that His word of the Cross is "the power of God" (1Cor 1:18), that the Father
causes us to be "born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable" but by the continually
"living and abiding word of God" (1Pe 1:3, 1Pe 1:23), that the Word of God has the inherent power to perform
"its work in you who believe" (1Thes 2:13), cp Ps 119:130).
I believe the Word of God has only one true Interpretation which reflects God's original intended meaning, but that there can be many valid applications of a passage. I believe that the best approach to Scripture interpretation is the literal, grammatical-historical method.