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Pastor David Tieche :: 10.18.12. Holy: Gods *actual* words Revelation: Information about God from God Infallible : truly authoritative source about God.

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1 Pastor David Tieche ::

2 Holy: Gods *actual* words Revelation: Information about God from God Infallible : truly authoritative source about God Authoritative : The Final Word on everything.

3 How Did We Get This

4 Old Testament New Testament

5 Game of telephone Old Texts are unreliable historically Does the text from 100 A.D accurately represent the Hebrew text as originally composed?

6 Completed historically about 400BC For a long time, the only copy we had of the Bible was that of monks from the Middle Ages. Most recent copy was from 1200 A.D. Thats a 1600 year gap. A lot can change in 1600 years.

7 Massoretic Text: A.D. Talmudists: A.D. Septuagint: Greek translation of OT B.C. Dead Sea Scrolls: 125 B.C (original Hebrew OT fragments.)

8 Canon by Committee: The Early Church omitted what it wanted and kept whatit needed to retain power. A bunch of guys sat down in a bar and made this whole thing up

9 Is this stuff in the NT true? Did the Church play politics with content?

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11 Is this stuff in the NT true? Entire NT written by 90 A.D. Within the lifetimes of eyewitnesses Verifiable

12 Did the Church play politics?

13 Process of Canonization: Did the author know Jesus? Was the author an apostle and have apostolic authority? Is what the author wrote consistent with the rest of Biblical tradition? Is what the author wrote consistent with History?

14 Reading the Bible

15 The Bible as Science The Bible as History The Bible as Literature Ways to view the Bible:

16 The Bible is responsible for more evil in the world than any other book. The Bible can be interpreted in a million different ways.

17 The Inquisition The Crusades The Burning of Witches in England Destructive Imperialism The KKK Gay-bashing

18 Dear Suzy This is the most difficult letter I have ever had to write, but I have to write it. You and I have been together for almost two years now, but these past few weeks have been the most difficult. In high school, our relationship was easy. We saw each other every day, ate lunch together every day, even sat next to each other in class.

19 But now that I am in college and we are in different cities, its becoming more and more difficult. I am here at Cal Poly, and you are in San Jose. Its almost as though we have two different lives. In addition, we are both at important stages of our lives. We have dreams, goals and futures to pursue.

20 I think we need to be apart, to not be tied to each other, so that we are fully free to pursue those dreams and goals. If we always have our hearts and minds on someone three hours away, and are always thinking about something that might happen years down the road, its difficult to really focus on the here and now. I think we might be accidentally sabotaging our future.

21 So although its painful, I think its best that we stop seeing each other. I know this is tough, but I think that its the wisest thing to do and will actually be best for us in the long run. Ill always love you, Jeff p.s. Im mailing you your class ring back.

22 What is Jeff trying to say… A. Asking Suzy out on a date B. Working hard to save a rocky relationship C. Breaking up with Suzy D. Taking the relationship to the next level E. Asking Suzy if she has the same romantic feelings as he does

23 What is Jeff trying to say… A. Asking Suzy out on a date B. Working hard to save a rocky relationship C. Breaking up with Suzy D. Taking the relationship to the next level E. Asking Suzy if she has the same romantic feelings as he does

24 So how do you read it?

25 First, read carefully The Bible might not be saying what you think its saying e.g. Polygamy

26 Do you take the Bible literally? Have you stopped beating your wife? Different forms of literature Be honest to the text

27 Second, examine your expectations What do you expect from God? Do you expect no conflicts? Stepford Wives story…

28 A beginners look at Bible study Start with the peaks The Gospels Genesis, Judges, Kings, Chronicles Get help

29 Reasons to Read the Bible Meaning Answers Purpose A God worth worshipping

30 Jesus Miracles

31 Jesus; Teachings

32 Some OT prophecies… Seed of a woman. Born of virgin. Son of God Seed of Abraham Seed of Isaac House of David Born at Bethlehem Be a prophet. Be a priest. Be a King. Be a judge. Preceeded by a Messenger. Rejected by his own people. Have his side pierced. Crucified From the Tribe of Judah Worshipped by Shepherds Speak in parables Betrayed for 30 pieces of silver False witnesses betray him Beaten and tortured Pierced hands and feet No bones broken in death Buried with the rich People everywhere will believe he is the Messiah

33 History Impact

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35 Human Human-ness Hospitals Universities Science Literature Art Revolutions (slavery, womens rights, Civil Rights)

36 Resurrection

37 Global Sameness

38 Why Isnt Everyone? People dont always do whats best for them People dont always listen to whats true Back to Jeff + Suzy

39 Dont Be a Suzy Your heart might be rebellious Your heart might be ready Your heart might be hurt, and need rest Your heart might be leaping inside you right now because you know this is it.


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