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Introduction/Nature - outline
1 - Terminology,
2 - Attitudes toward,
3 - Wonders of,
4 - Supernatural origin of
Four Terms
1 - Bible,
2 - Scripture,
3 - Word of God,
4 - Testament/Covenant
Bible/Greek (2)
1 - Biblios - Luke 4:17 - scroll or book
2 - Can refer to whole body or one segment
Scripture/Greek (3)
1 - Graphei,
2 - Romans 3:2, 2 Timothy 3:16 - Old Testament
3 - 2 Peter 3:16 - Paul's writing
Usage of the term 'Word of God' (3)
1 - Matthew 15:6 - the Law
2 - John 10:35 - Old Testament
3 - Hebrews 4:12 - All Scripture
Six Attitudes towards the Bible
1 - Rationalism
2 - Mysticism
3 - Romanism
4 - Neo-Orthodoxy
5 - Cults
6 - Orthodox
Two Types of Rationalism
Mind is Supreme
1 - Extreme: denies possibility of any revelation from God
2 - Moderate: allows for possibility but the mind is still judge and interpreter
Mysticism (2)
1 - Experience is Supreme
2 - Word of God not complete
Romanism (5 points)
1 - Church is Supreme
2 - Bible - product of Church
3 - Scriptures incomplete, truth available to Church
4 - Only Church can interpret Scriptures
5 - Holds to apostolic succession
Neo-Orthodoxy (2)
1 - Encounter is Supreme
2 - Bible only contains the Word of God
Cults
Bible plus writings of founder are supreme
Orthodox
The Bible is Supreme
Four Specific Wonders of the Bible
1 - Formation
2 - Preservation
3 - Subject Matter
4 - Influence
Formation: Diversity in Unity
1600 years, 3 languages, 6 countries, 40 authors with 11 different occupations and 8 literary forms
Formation: Diversity in 4 Ways
1 - Language
2 - Location
3 - Authorship
4 - Literary Forms
Formation: 3 Languages
1 - Hebrew
2 - Greek
3 - Aramaic
Formation: 6 Countries
1 - Israel
2 - Babylon
3 - Egypt
4 - Greek
5 - Rome
6 - Arabia
Formation: 11 Occupations
1 - Kings
2 - Priests
3 - Prophets
4 - Soldiers
5 - Statesmen
6 - Shepherds
7 - Fishermen
8 - Tax Collector
9 - Doctor
10 - Tent Maker
11 - Farmer
Formation: 8 Literary Forms
1 - Historical Narrative
2 - Biographies
3 - Poetry
4 - Proverbs
5 - Drama
6 - Sermons
7 - Letters/Epistles
8 - Psalms
Preservation (2 points)
1 - Unaltered state
2 - Indestructibility 1 Peter 1:23-25
Subject Matter (5 points)
1 - Unique view of God
2 - Mankind's origin and fall
3 - The God-Man
4 - Provision of salvation
5 - Culmination of history
Supernatural Origin (10 points)
1 - Book of God
2 - Problem of sin
3 - Ethics/Morals
4 - Continuity
5 - Prophecies
6 - Types/Antitypes
7 - Literary value
8 - Unprejudiced
9 - Scientific accuracy
10 - Enduring freshness
Book of God (3 points)
1 - Theocentric
2 - Monotheistic
3 - Trinity
Problem of Sin (3 points)
1 - Core problem: sin nature
2 - Presents cure
3 - Regeneration of sin nature itself
Ethics/Morals (2 points)
1 - Comprehensive - all areas
2 - Judges the motive
Continuity
Continuity in its formation
Prophecies
Specific, definite, detailed with point for point fulfillment
Types/Antitypes
Demonstrates unity
Unprejudiced
Shortcomings and sins of all
Scientific
Proven scientific facts only prove the Bible
Lewis Sperry Chafer Quote
The Bible is not a book man could write if he would nor is the Bible a book man would write if he could
Revelation: Greek and Meaning
Apokalupsis which means the unveiling
Definition of Revelation
A divine act of communicating to man what otherwise man would not know
Job 11:7 - verse quote
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
Job 11:7 - answer
No, God is incomprehensible and it is impossible to have a perfect knowledge of Him
Revelation answers which questions? (3)
1 - Is there a God?
2 - Does He communicate?
3 - What does He say?
Can we comprehend all Revelation? (2)
1 - We will never attain to Creator-knowledge.
2 - We have creature-knowledge, limited by its very nature
Modes of Revelation (3)
1 - General
2 - Special
3 - Progressive
General Revelation - outline (3)
1 - Nature
2 - Means
3 - Limitations
General Revelation : Nature - meaning (2)
1 - Revelatio realis
2 - Revelation embodied in things
General Revelation: Nature - Definition
The embodiment of divine thought in the phenomenon of nature, in the fact or experience of history and in the general constitution of the human mind for the purpose of trying to get the individual to seek after God
Four means of General Revelation
1 - Nature
2 - Providence
3 - Preservation
4 - Conscience
Means of GR: Nature - examples (4)
1 - Psalm 19:6 - God revealed His glory
2 - Isaiah 40:12-14, 36 - God's own individuality and separateness
3 - Acts 14:14-17 - man can learn about the goodness of God
4 - Romans 1:19-20 - man can learn about God's power and divinity through nature
What is Providence?
God's revelation through history
GR: Means - Providence examples (4)
1 - Job 38:22-23 - weather conditions at certain points of time
2 - Psalm 75:6-7 - God is in control of who becomes Kings and Leaders
3 - Acts 17:26 - boundaries of nations determined by God's providence
4 - Romans 8:28 - God's providence in the life of a believer
GR: Means - Preservation examples (2)
1 - Acts 17:28 - human preservation
2 - Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3 - universal preservation
General Revelation: Limitations - examples (4)
1 - Insufficient to save, sufficient to condemn
2 - Provides only a limited knowledge
3 - Acts 17:23 - a limited knowledge of God
4 - Romans 1:20 - sufficient to condemn, leaves them without excuse
Special Revelation - outline (3)
1 - Nature
2 - Necessity
3 - Means
Special Revelation: Nature of (2)
1 - Revelatio verbalis - revelation embodied in words
2 - God has made Himself know, at special times, to specific peoples, in special ways
Special Revelation: Necessity of (4)
1 - Correctly interpret general revelation
2 - Illumination to read God in nature correctly
3 - Furnish man with a revelation of salvation
4 - Harmonize seeming contradictions in general revelation: goodness/severity
Special Revelation: Summary of Means
Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Special Revelation: six means
1 - Theophany
2 - Miracles
3 - Direct Communication
4 - Angels
5 - The Incarnation
6 - Scriptures
Theophany: means, rabbis, examples
Means the appearance of God
Rabbi's called it the Shechinah Glory
Examples are light, fire, cloud or the Angel of Jehovah
Miracles: six things about
1 - Definition
2 - Nature
3 - Types
4 - Distinctiveness
5 - Periods
6 - Purpose
Miracles: Definition (2)
1 - An unusual event, accomplishing a useful work, revealing the presence and power of God
2 - An extraordinary event, inexplicable in terms of ordinary natural facts
Miracles: Nature of (4)
1 - Distinct from providence; examples are Acts 3:14-22 and Acts 14:8-18
2 - Distinct from answered prayer
3 - Not the breaking of natural laws
4 - It has a supernatural character disclosing divine power - John 3:2
Miracles: two main types
1 - Natural law is intensified; examples is Noah's flood
2 - Natural law is excluded, examples are water from a rock and resurrection from the dead
Miracles: Distinctiveness - first
An extraordinary work of God that produces amazement and not fear, examples are Exodus 14:13 and Luke 9:43
Miracles: Distinctiveness - second
Worked through chosen mean and power was recognized to be of God, examples are Acts 2:22 and 19:11
Miracles: Distinctiveness - third
A revelational event
Miracles: Distinctiveness - four Greek words
1 - Teras means a wonder
2 - Dunamis means power
3 - Ergon means work
4 - Seimeion means sign
Miracles: periods (4)
1 - Exodus and the Wilderness wanderings
2 - Elijah and Elisha
3 - Daniel
4 - Christ and the Apostles
Miracles: Purposes (3)
1 - Affirm new revelation from God - 2 Corinthians 12:12
2 - Affirm doctrine
3 - Manifest the power of God
Direct Communication: Limited to
Prophets in Numbers 12:5-8 and 1 Samuel 28:6
Direct Communication: seven forms
1 - Mouth to mouth
2 - Audible voice
3 - Casting of lots
4 - Urim and Thummim
5 - Dreams
6 - Visions
7 - Inner illumination
Direct Communication: Mouth to mouth (3)
1 - Unique to Moses
2 - Also called face to face
3 - Examples - Numbers 12:7-8 and Deuteronomy 34:10
Direct Communication: Audible Voice (9)
1 - God spoke audibly to the individual
2 - Genesis 2:16 Adam
3 - Genesis 3:18-19 Adam and Eve
4 - Genesis 4:6-15 Cain
5 - Genesis 9:1-17 Noah
6 - Exodus 19:9, 16 and Deuteronomy 5:4-5 Israel
7 - 1 Samuel 3:4-15 Samuel
8 - Acts 9:4 - Paul
9 - Acts 10:19 Peter
Direct Communication: Casting of Lots (4)
1 - Joshua 14:1-2 - dividing the land
2 - 1 Chronicles 24:1-31 - 24 courses of priests selected
3 - Nehemiah 11:1 - who would live in Jerusalem
4 - Jonah 1:7 - discovering Jonah's guilt
Direct Communication: Urim and Thummim (3)
1 - Means light and perfections
2 - Worked by lighting up or not
3 - Deuteronomy 33:8 - principle of use
Direct Communication: Urim and Thummim examples (6)
1 - Exodus 28:30; Leviticus 8:8 - part of Israel's worship
2 - Joshua 7:16-21 - used to discover Achan's sin
3 - Judges 20:26-28 - decided the war against the Benjaminites
4 - 1 Samuel 10:20-24 - to make Saul king
5 - 1 Samuel 23:9-12 - used by David to determine God's will
6 - Ezra 2:62-63; Nehemiah 64-65 - not used after the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem
Direct Communication: Dreams (11)
1 - Abimelech in Genesis 20
2 - Jacob in Genesis 28
3 - Laban in Genesis 31
4 - Joseph in Genesis 37
5 - Baker and Butler in Genesis 40
6 - Pharoah in Genesis 41
7 - Midianites in Judges 7
8 - Solomon in 1 King 3
9 - Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2
10 - Daniel in Daniel 7
11 - Joseph in Matthew 1 and 2
Direct Communication: Visions (5)
1 - Abraham - Genesis 15:1
2 - Isaiah - Isaiah 6:1-13
3 - Ezekiel in Ezekiel 1:3-11
4 - Daniel in Daniel 2:19
5 - Amos in Amos 7:7-9
Direct Communication: Inner Illumination
1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Special Revelation: Angels (3)
1 - Law of Moses - Acts 7:53, Galatians 3:19
2 - Shepherds - Luke 2:10, 13
3 - Daniel - Daniel 9:20-21; 10:10-21
Special Revelation: Incarnation (6)
1 - In the person of the God-Man, Jesus of Nazareth
2 - Matthew 1:27 - He came to reveal the Father
3 - John 1:14, 18 - He revealed the glory of the Father
4 - John 14:8-9 - He showed the Father
5 - Colossians 2:9 - He is the fulness of the Godhead
6 - Hebrews 1:2 - He is the final means of revelation
Special Revelation: Scriptures (6)
1 - Various in themes, covers many areas
2 - Only part revealed - Deuteronomy 29:29
3 - Primarily unto redemption - 2 Timothy 3:15
4 - Sufficient for salvation but not exhaustive; things to be revealed Romans 8:18 and a future knowledge 1 Corinthians 13:12
5 - Final revelation of God to man - Jude 3
6 - A Revelation by means of words - 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Progressive Revelation
Revelation was progressive, not given all at one time. Each new revelation was a progression in the unfolding of God's plan and purpose. Each new revelation was perfect in itself.