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SERIES: By This We Know - - Bible is From God (3 of 5)

TITLE: The Bible is From God

1. The Claims of Jesus

  1. Matthew 5:17-18 17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

  2. Matthew 22:43 He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying:

  3. Matthew 19:4-5 4And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

  4. John 10:35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),

  5. Temptations of Christ Matthew 4:4, 7, 10 “It is written”

2. Internal Claims

  1. 2 Timothy 3:15-17 All scripture is inspired of God

  2. 2 Peter 1:20-21 Holy men of God wrote as they were moved by HS

  3. 2 Peter 3:15-16 – Paul's writings are scripture

  4. Revelation 1:1-2 – 7 churches, John, angel, Jesus, God

  5. 1 Corinthians 2:9-13

3. Does science disprove the Bible?

  1. No!

  2. The Bible revealed facts before man "discovered" them.

    1. All human blood is the same Acts 17:26

    2. Earth is round Isaiah 40:22

    3. Value of snow Job 38:22

    4. No stars in the north sky Job 26:7

    5. Gravity Job 26:7

    6. Ocean currents Psalm 8:8

4. Are there contradictions in the Bible?

  1. Variant readings, copy errors, added notes

  2. When two people view the same incident from a different angel they will each report what they saw.

  3. Dates, time of day, month depend on Roman vs. Jewish calendars or clocks


5. Verbal Inspiration

  1. Theories examined

    1. Natural - like an author, "gets an idea"

    2. Mechanical – dictation

    3. Thought - God gives the ideas

    4. Plenary (Verbal) - This is correct.

  2. Plenary or Verbal Inspiration

    1. 1 Corinthians 2:9-13 9But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

    2. Galatians 3:16 (singular vs. plural) He said seed not seeds

    3. Matthew 5:18 (jot or tittle)

    4. God used individual minds and styles of the writers. God told them what to write by selecting the words from their vocabulary to express the thought in the mind of God.

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