Presentation on theme: "2 Timothy 3:16 2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness”"— Presentation transcript:
Definition- The act of God whereby He discloses to man what would otherwise be unknown.
Definition- A process by which God, as the instigator, moved men by the Holy Spirit to write the words of God.
Natural Revelation: General Revelation God Revealing Himself through creation Romans 1:18-20 God revealing Himself through Conscience Romans 2:14-15
Romans 1:18-20 Romans 1:18-20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Romans 2:14-15 Romans 2:14-15 For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them
God Revealing Himself through: Miracles & Signs Dreams & Visions Theophanies Prophets & The Written Word of God
Hebrews 1:1-2 Hebrews 1:1-2 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
Theophanies To Abraham- Genesis 17:1 To Isaac- Genesis 26:2 To Jacob- Genesis 32:30 To Moses- Exodus 3:2-6
Miracles & Signs Flood- Genesis 7 Burning Bush- Exodus 3 Plagues in Egypt- Exodus 7-13 Parting of the Red Sea- Exodus 14
Goes beyond natural revelation. Sufficient for Salvation Does not encompass all knowledge
2 Timothy 3:15-17 2 Timothy 3:15-17 …and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:21 2 Peter 1:21 “For no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”
God Spoke through men Manuscripts God Spoke through men Manuscripts Written over 1600 year: 1500 B.C. to A.D. 100 Written over 1600 year: 1500 B.C. to A.D. 100 40 different authors 40 different authors 66 books (Old Testament 39; New 27) 66 books (Old Testament 39; New 27) Note: No originals exist today Note: No originals exist today
Languages Languages Old Testament Hebrew & Aramaic Old Testament Hebrew & Aramaic Septuagint a Greek translation of the Old Testament written in 3 B.C. Septuagint a Greek translation of the Old Testament written in 3 B.C. New Testament Greek New Testament Greek
Titles of the Bible Titles of the Bible Bible Bible Canon Canon Scripture- John 7:38 Scripture- John 7:38 The Writings- 2 Timothy 3:15 The Writings- 2 Timothy 3:15 The Word of God- 1 Thessalonians 2:13 The Word of God- 1 Thessalonians 2:13 The Law, Prophets, and Psalms- Luke 24:44 The Law, Prophets, and Psalms- Luke 24:44
The Old Testament and New Testament The Old Testament and New Testament The Old Covenant The Old Covenant The New Covenant The New Covenant
The Apocrypha The Apocrypha Apocrypha means “Hidden” Apocrypha means “Hidden” 14 books 14 books Not Accepted as Inspired because: Not Accepted as Inspired because: Not quoted/Not Endorsed Not quoted/Not Endorsed Content problems Content problems No Prophetic Power No Prophetic Power
Bible Translations Bible Translations Say the same thing in a different way Say the same thing in a different way NASB, NIV, King James, Etc. NASB, NIV, King James, Etc.
Important Old Testament people and events: 4000 B. C. Creation 2300 B.C.Flood 2000 B.C. Abraham (Abram) 1860 B.C. Isaac 1700 B.C.Jacob 1700 B.C. Joseph Egypt; Famine; Jacob Egypt
Important Old Testament people and events: (Continued) 1446 B.C.Exodus 1000 B.C. Kings 900 B.C. Divided Kingdom 700 B.C.Assyria Destroys Israel 606 B.C.Babylonian Captivity 536 B.C. Jews return to Jerusalem
Sections of the Old Testament: 17 Historical Books 5 Poetical/Wisdom books 17 Prophetical Books
Sections of the New Testament 5 Historical 21 Doctrinal Epistles 1 Prophetical
Synoptic Gospels- Key Events Birth of Christ John the Baptist Christ’s temptation Choosing of the 12 disciples The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-7:29)
Synoptic Gospels- Key Events (Continued) The Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24-25) Christ’s Miracles & Parables Lazarus raised from the dead Christ’s Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion, burial, & Resurrection
Gospel of John-Key Events Presents Christ as God 7 Miracles of Christ The book of I AM’s
The Book of Acts- Key Events Ascension of Christ Pentecost– 50 days after Passover Key People: Peter, Paul Paul’s conversion and missionary journeys
The Epistles- Key Events Epistle- Letter Letters to Churches Letters to Individuals
Revelation- Key Events Only prophetical book The tribulation and return of Christ The kingdom and final judgment
Examples of Christ in Old Testament Examples of Christ in Old Testament Christ promised through Abraham Christ promised through Abraham Christ in the Passover Christ in the Passover Christ’s Crucifixion predicted Christ’s Crucifixion predicted Christ’s Birthplace predicted Christ’s Birthplace predicted Christ’s future Kingdom, and Glory Predicted Christ’s future Kingdom, and Glory Predicted