Inferences are certain conclusions that can be legitimately reasoned out when words are explained properly. Those who read or hear them can form a correct Biblical view of Christian doctrines, works, and actions that may be required of us.
From any conclusions that we may form on inferences, we are authorized to do so by the odd characteristics of the Hebrew and Greek languages. When these characteristics are correctly examined and understood, both what the words uttered in themselves imply, but also what may be reasoned from them by legitimate events: this is, cause and effect. Also, we can draw these conclusions by the authority of Jesus Christ and his apostles, who sanctioned this practice by their examples.
To illustrate the above let’s take a closer look at,
Matthew 22:23 to 32. Jesus when disputing with the Sadducees, He cited the declaration of Jehovah recorded in,
Exodus 3:6, "I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob," from this verse, He proved the resurrection of the dead inferentially, meaning by lawful deductions.
Abraham had been dead for more than 300 years, before these words were spoken to Moses. Jehovah called Himself the God of Abraham. Jesus properly remarked that God,
Matthew 22:32, "God is not the God of the dead."
The word dead to the Sadducees meant eternal annihilation. So, it follows, if Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, these men had not altogether perished, but that one day their bodies would be raised again from the dead, while their souls and spirits for now are alive with God. This not with-standing the historical fact that these men had passed away many centuries before.
In the same reply, Jesus further disputed, inferentially, another opinion of the Sadducees, via, they saying,
Acts 23:8, "There is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit."
Jesus showing that the soul and spirit of man is not only immortal, but lives with God even while the body is detained in the dust of the earth, which will afterwards be raised to life and be united to the soul and spirit by the miraculous power of God.
Phil LaSpino: taken from seekfirstwisdom