Presentation on theme: "#6: Understanding God’s Revelation. Article by president of the Historical Bible Society – Five Reasons Why The Bible Is The Most Important Book On Earth."— Presentation transcript:
Article by president of the Historical Bible Society – Five Reasons Why The Bible Is The Most Important Book On Earth #1 – It has transformed the world #2 – People are willing to die for this book #3 – It’s the most accurate book of antiquity #4 – It contains a life-changing message of freedom #5 – It connects you to history’s most important figure.
Or: It’s The True Word Of The One True God “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two- edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Revelation came BEFORE Scripture Revelation was often much MORE than was eventually recorded Revelation was sometimes audible, oral, visual or written.
John 20:30 – “Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples which are not written in this book….” John 21:25 – “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.
Scripture is the WRITTEN RECORD of revelation from God. It is therefore Sacred 2 Tim. 3:15 -- …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.
Records God’s Word Protects God’s Word Secures God’s Word Disseminates God’s Word Revelation 21:5 -- And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
Exodus 17:14 -- Then the L ORD said to Moses, “Write this in a book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” He COMMANDED
Deuteronomy 4:2 --You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. Proverbs 30:6 – Do not add to His words or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.
Genesis 15:1 – After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; You reward shall be very great.”
Now the word of the L ORD came to Solomon saying, “ Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes and execute My ordinances and keep all My commandments by walking in them, then I will carry out My word with you which I spoke to David your father.”
Often quoted them Matthew 4:4 – “But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
“Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me….”
John 10:35 – “If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and Scripture cannot be broken)…. Matthew 5:17 – “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”
1 Peter 1:10-12 – “As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied … made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you … things into which angels long to look.”
To anyone who cares to see God’s word is perfect God’s word is complete God’s word is indestructible God’s word is…GOD’S WORD