Give Me an Answer Part 7 July 25, 2010
<ul><li>2 Timothy 3:16  ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in rig...
<ul><li>17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. </li></ul>
We Can’t Trust the Bible Historically <ul><li>Claim: “The gospels were written too late.” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Luke 1:1  Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,  </li></ul>
<ul><li>2 just as they were handed down to us by those who  from the first  were  eyewitnesses  and servants of the word. ...
<ul><li>3 Therefore, since I myself have  carefully investigated  everything  from the beginning , it seemed good also to ...
<ul><li>4 so that you may know  the certainty  of the things you have been taught. </li></ul>
We Can’t Trust the Bible Historically <ul><li>Claim: “What was written was written strictly to support the church’s hierar...
We Can’t Trust the Bible Historically <ul><li>Claim: “Doesn’t archaeology discredit the Bible?” </li></ul>
20 10 8 7 5 Author Lived Earliest Copy Time span # of Copies Tacitus 100 A.D. 1100 A.D. 1,000 yrs Caesar 50 B.C 900 A.D 95...
We Can’t Trust the Bible Culturally <ul><li>Claim: “The Bible is outmoded and regressive.” </li></ul><ul><li>ç   Research ...
<ul><li>ç  Hermeneutics : principles of Biblical interpretation  </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: context, historical context, ...
A Trustworthy Bible or a Stepford God? <ul><li>Proverbs 28:26  He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wis...
Absolute Truth <ul><li>A life based on  timeless  truth about timeless things </li></ul>
<ul><li>Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  6 in all your ways ac...
Absolute Truth <ul><li>Freedom  over our human nature </li></ul>
<ul><li>John 8:31  To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, &quot;If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disci...
Absolute Truth <ul><li>Ability to  see  ourselves and what needs to change </li></ul>
<ul><li>Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to...
Absolute Truth <ul><li>God’s  power  in a person </li></ul>
<ul><li>1 Thessalonians 2:13  … when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the wor...
Absolute Truth <ul><li>Power: to  save  us from ourselves </li></ul>
<ul><li>1 Corinthians 1:18  For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are bein...
 
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2010.7.25 give me an answer pt 7

  1. 2. Give Me an Answer Part 7 July 25, 2010
  2. 3. <ul><li>2 Timothy 3:16 ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, </li></ul>We Can’t Trust the Bible Literally
  3. 4. <ul><li>17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. </li></ul>
  4. 5. We Can’t Trust the Bible Historically <ul><li>Claim: “The gospels were written too late.” </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Luke 1:1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning , it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. </li></ul>
  9. 10. We Can’t Trust the Bible Historically <ul><li>Claim: “What was written was written strictly to support the church’s hierarchical power.” </li></ul>
  10. 11. We Can’t Trust the Bible Historically <ul><li>Claim: “Doesn’t archaeology discredit the Bible?” </li></ul>
  11. 12. 20 10 8 7 5 Author Lived Earliest Copy Time span # of Copies Tacitus 100 A.D. 1100 A.D. 1,000 yrs Caesar 50 B.C 900 A.D 950 years Thucydides 400 B.C 900 A.D 1,300 yrs Plato 350 B.C 900 A.D 1,250 yrs Aristotle 350 B.C 1100 A.D 1,400 yrs
  12. 13. We Can’t Trust the Bible Culturally <ul><li>Claim: “The Bible is outmoded and regressive.” </li></ul><ul><li>ç Research . Use a commentary </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>ç Hermeneutics : principles of Biblical interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: context, historical context, cultural context, syntax, language, theological principle, genre, major on the majors, etc. </li></ul>
  14. 15. A Trustworthy Bible or a Stepford God? <ul><li>Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Absolute Truth <ul><li>A life based on timeless truth about timeless things </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Absolute Truth <ul><li>Freedom over our human nature </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>John 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, &quot;If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 20. Absolute Truth <ul><li>Ability to see ourselves and what needs to change </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Absolute Truth <ul><li>God’s power in a person </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>1 Thessalonians 2:13 … when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. </li></ul>
  23. 24. Absolute Truth <ul><li>Power: to save us from ourselves </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. </li></ul>
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