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Lectures_17_20 - 4 9 LECTURE SEVENTEEN SCRIPTURE AND...

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LECTURE SEVENTEEN: SCRIPTURE AND REVELATION [Koessler, 47-80] Unit Two – We Are Protestants I.  The Church’s Authority – Bibliology   A .   The Very Idea of Scripture 1.   The Meaning of the Term “Bible” 2.   The Meaning of the Term “Scripture” a.    Generally, the term means “writings.” b.   However in the NT the term refers to the “ sacred  writings.” c.  Which books are considered “Scripture” in the NT? The OT books are consistently considered “Scripture” (e.g., 2 Timothy 3:16  and 2 Peter 1:20-21).  But sometimes NT books are also called “Scripture”  (2 Peter 3:16; 1 Timothy 5:18, cf. Deut 25:4 and Luke 10:7). d.  Summary:  “The Holy Bible, Scripture, is a masterpiece of design for the purpose. The need: a divine  message for mankind. The problem: how can this message be delivered accurately, how  will it be possible to speak this very message with clarity and precision to a host of cultures  (around the world) and in various temporal settings (through history) without the need for  4
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God to repeat Himself with ever recurring new revelations, and how can the message be  preserved accurately in its transmission from place to place and over thousands of years?  One authoritative, inspired, inerrant book” (J.I. Packer, Fundamentalism and the Word of   God , 87-88). B.   Revelation 1.  Definition Revelation is “the Divine disclosure of the knowledge of the divine nature and the  mystery of the divine will and purpose to man 2.   Two Types of Revelation  a.   General Revelation 1)  Definition:  General revelation “only gives ‘general’ or ‘indirect’ information  about God, including the fact of God’s existence and that God is  powerful. . . . General revelation is likewise ‘general’ in that it is  available to all humankind, in contrast to the divine self-disclosure  that god revealed to certain persons” in special revelation (Grenz,  Guretzki, and Nordling, Pocket Dictionary, 54-55). 2)  Examples: a)   Creation: Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 1:18-32 b)  History and providence: Daniel 2:21; 4:17 c)  Humanity: Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 2:14-15 b.   Special Revelation 1)  Definition: Special revelation “is more ‘specific’ and ‘direct’ [than general  revelation] and includes the appearance of the living Word (Jesus  Christ himself) and the written word of God (the Scriptures),  revealing a holy, loving and just God who graciously provides  forgiveness of sin”  (Grenz, Guretzki, and Nordling, Pocket Dictionary, 54-55).
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