Revelation: An uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been previously
wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been pleased in various
ways and at different times
(Hebrews 1:1) to make a supernatural
revelation of himself and his purposes and plans, which, under the
guidance of his Spirit, has been committed to writing.
(See WORD OF GOD)
The Scriptures are not merely the "record" of revelation; they are the
revelation itself in a written form, in order to the accurate
presevation and propagation of the truth. Revelation and inspiration
differ. Revelation is the supernatural communication of truth to the
mind; inspiration (q.v.) secures to the teacher or writer
infallibility in communicating that truth to others. It renders its
subject the spokesman or prophet of God in such a sense that
everything he asserts to be true, whether fact or doctrine or moral
principle, is true, infallibly true.