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LESSON 1: Where did the Bible come from?
Transcript of LESSON 1: Where did the Bible come from?
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Timothy 3:16 does not say that God breathed into the writings,
which would mean that once they were written, He gave them power. Rather, God breathed out the words
that were written; therefore, they are His words.
God’s writers were not puppets. He delivered His message through each man’s distinct personality and
writing style. For example, the four gospels tell the same story in four different ways. Yet all of them are
inspired by God, or “God-breathed.”
The Old Testament
Jews classified the books of the
Hebrew Bible (our Old Testament) into the Law (the Pentateuch), the Prophets (some historical books
and the prophets), and the Writings (other historical books and the poetic books).
Still your hand is ever on the lines, and its pressure on the bit is constantly felt, so that you are controlling the horse’s movements when he is going most completely at his own will. Indeed,the horse is all the time going very much at his own will, and yet he is never without the control of the
J. W. McGarvey illustrated inspiration with a horse and rider: “You draw the lines (reins) to the right or left as you see that the horse needs guidance. You check him when he would go too fast, and urge him forward when he would go too slow; but he usually keeps the road and maintains the desired gait and speed of his own accord.
The word Bible means BOOK. The Bible is the most important book
ever written. It has been translated into more languages, published by more companies
in more versions and editions, and sold more copies than any other book
in the world.
The Bible is also called SCRIPTURE, which means WRITINGS.
Because this book contains the words that GOD spoke and commanded men to
write down, it is called GOD'S WORD.
2 Peter 2:16-21
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,[a] with whom I am well pleased,”
18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
According to 2 Peter 1:16-21, God inspired men through the HOLY SPIRIT.
God empowered men through the Holy Spirit to speak and write His truth.
For example, no one knows for sure who wrote the books of JOB and HEBREWS, which were written between 1400 B.C. and A.D. 100, respectively.
1 CORINTHIANS 2:10-13
PEOPLE COMMUNICATE IN TWO BASIC WAYS:
JOHN 1:1, 14
God's WORD are summarized in the BIBLE.
God's ACTIONS are summarized in JESUS CHRIST.
God's Spokesman; one who speaks to men for God.
Words spoken by God through men (may include prediction of future events)
NEW TESTAMENT DIVISIONS
Gospel= GOOD NEWS!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?