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1 Col. 2:6-7 … strengthened in the faith as you were taught … Copyright © Simon G. Harris Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission

2 Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.

3 Titus 2:1 You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.

4 Titus 1:9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

5 Revelation God speaks

6 General Revelation God speaks through his WORLD Two types of revelation Special Revelation God speaks through his WORD

7 (i) through creation Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. God speaks through his world

8 (i) through creation Acts 14:17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy. God speaks through his world

9 (i) through creation Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world The Cosmological Argument

10 (i) through creation Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world The Teleological Argument

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12 (i) through creation Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world The Teleological Argument

13 (i) through creation Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world The Ontological Argument

14 (ii) through conscience Acts 24:16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. God speaks through his world

15 Everywhere … the work of his hands Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. God speaks through his world

16 Everywhere … the work of his hands Job 12: But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that …. God speaks through his world

17 Without excuse Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world The burden of proof is NOT with us

18 Clues to his nature Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world Bigger than space

19 Clues to his nature Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world Greater than time

20 Clues to his nature Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world Interested in detail

21 Clues to his nature Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world Good & just

22 Clues to his nature Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. God speaks through his world Good & just U n a n s w e r e d q u e s t i o n s …

23 The Bible is that something more Hebrews 1:1 - 3 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, … and through whom he made the universe. God speaks through his word

24 The Bible is unique Hebrews 1:1 - 3 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, … and through whom he made the universe. God speaks through his word Unique in its continuity

25 The Bible is unique Hebrews 1:1 - 3 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, … and through whom he made the universe. God speaks through his word Unique in its circulation

26 The Bible is unique Hebrews 1:1 - 3 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, … and through whom he made the universe. God speaks through his word Unique in its translation

27 The Bible is unique Hebrews 1:1 - 3 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, … and through whom he made the universe. God speaks through his word Unique in its survival

28 The Bible is unique Hebrews 1:1 - 3 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, … and through whom he made the universe. God speaks through his word Unique in its influence

29 Jesus affirms the Bible He quoted the OT as having divine authority – Matt 4:4 He referred to the OT as the Word of God – Mark 7:11-13 God speaks through his word He confirms the Old Testament

30 Jesus affirms the Bible He declared it to be inspired – Mark 12:36 He treated it as a whole – Luke 24:25-27 He accepted OT history as true – Mark 12:26 He accepted OT prophecy – Matthew 11:10 God speaks through his word He confirms the Old Testament

31 Jesus affirms the Bible He rebuked those who didn’t teach the OT as the word of God – Luke 24:25 He lived under its authority o For his teaching & actions – Matt 12:3-5 o For his ministry – Luke 24:46 God speaks through his word He confirms the Old Testament

32 Jesus affirms the Bible 2 Peter 3:16 His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. God speaks through his word He anticipates the New Testament

33 Jesus affirms the Bible 1 Timothy 5:18 For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” God speaks through his word He anticipates the New Testament

34 We hear him speak Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double–edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. God speaks through his word God addresses us through it

35 General Revelation God speaks through his WORLD What are we going to do about it? Special Revelation God speaks through his WORD


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