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  • Even though the Bible was written by many writers over many years, there are no contradictions. One author does not contradict any of the others. The Bible includes discussion of hundreds of controversial subjects. (A controversial subject is one that creates different opinions when mentioned). Yet the writers of the Bible spoke on such subjects with harmony from the first book of Genesis through the last book of Revelation. This was possible because there was really only one author: God. The writers only recorded the message under His direction and inspiration. For this reason, the content of the Bible is united.
  • Some people think the Bible is a collection of 66 separate books on different subjects. They do notrealize that the Bible is united by a major theme. From beginning to end, the Bible reveals God’s special purpose which is summarized in the book of Ephesians:
  • The Bible Gods Holy Word

    1. 1.
    2. 2. The Word Of God <br />What is the Bible and how did we get?<br />
    3. 3. INTRODUCTION<br />
    4. 4. The New Testament Prophet John the Baptist was known as a ”voice crying in the wilderness”<br />as he proclaimed the Word of God.<br />
    5. 5. Many people today have become echoes of spiritual truths they hear from those around them.<br />
    6. 6. They are not a voice through which God can reveal His message, but are only an echo of what they hear from others.<br />
    7. 7. They are like the prophets of whom God said, ”steal my words every one from his neighbor” <br />(Jeremiah 23:30)<br />
    8. 8. In order to speak <br />God’s words<br /> We must first know <br />What God has said. <br />
    9. 9. Purpose of Course<br />
    10. 10. Purpose of Course <br />Is to equip Each of us to <br />understand God’s Word.<br />
    11. 11. Purpose of Course <br />Is to equip Each of us to <br />understand God’s Word.<br />
    12. 12. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />
    13. 13. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Explain how <br />the Bible originated<br />
    14. 14. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Describe the organization<br />of the Bible into testaments, <br />major divisions, <br />and books<br />
    15. 15. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Summarize basic history and chronology of the Bible.<br />
    16. 16. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Explain the unity and diversity of the Bible.<br />
    17. 17. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Explain how different Bible versions developed.<br />
    18. 18. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Apply rules for proper interpretation of the Bible. <br />
    19. 19. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Summarize what the Bible teaches about itself.<br />
    20. 20. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Identify prerequisites for Bible study.<br />
    21. 21. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Create outlines, charts, summaries, and text markings to help you retain content. <br />
    22. 22. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Apply creative methods to your study of God’s Word.<br />
    23. 23. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br />Use Bible study tools.<br />
    24. 24. COURSE OBJECTIVES<br /><ul><li>Explain how the Bible originated.
    25. 25. Describe the organization of the Bible into testaments, major divisions, and books.
    26. 26. Summarize basic history and chronology of the Bible.
    27. 27. Explain the unity and diversity of the Bible.
    28. 28. Explain how different Bible versions developed.
    29. 29. Apply rules for proper interpretation of the Bible.
    30. 30. Summarize what the Bible teaches about itself.
    31. 31. Identify prerequisites for Bible study
    32. 32. Create outlines, charts, summaries, and text markings to help you retain content.
    33. 33. Apply creative methods to your study of God’s Word.
    34. 34. Use Bible study tools. </li></li></ul><li>CHAPTER ONE<br />
    35. 35. CHAPTER ONE<br />INTRODUCTION<br />OF THE BIBLE<br />
    36. 36. KEY VERSES<br />
    37. 37. KEY VERSES<br />All Scripture is given <br />by inspiration of God, <br />and is profitable for doctrine, <br />for reproof, for correction, <br />for instruction in righteousness:<br />
    38. 38. KEY VERSES<br />That the man of God <br />may be perfect, thoroughly <br />furnished unto all good works. <br />(II Timothy 4:16-17)<br />
    39. 39. The word ”Bible" means ”the books.” The Bible is one volume which consists of 66 separate books.<br />
    40. 40. The word ”Scripture” is also used to refer to God’s Word. This word comes from a Latin word which means ”writing.”<br />
    41. 41. When the word ”Scripture” is used with a capital ”S” it means the sacred writings of the one true God.<br />
    42. 42. ORIGIN OF THE BIBLE<br />
    43. 43. The Bible is the written Word of God.<br />
    44. 44. He inspired the words in the Bible and used approximately 40 different men to write down His words.<br />
    45. 45. These men wrote over a period of 1500 years. The perfect agreement of these writers is one proof that they were all guided by a single author.<br />
    46. 46. That author was God.<br />
    47. 47. Some of the writers wrote down exactly what God said:<br />
    48. 48. Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words<br />
    49. 49. that I have spoken unto thee against Israel . . . <br />(Jeremiah 36:2)<br />
    50. 50. Other writers wrote what they experienced or what God revealed concerning the future:<br />
    51. 51. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter. (Revelation 1:19)<br />
    52. 52. All of the writers wrote under God’s inspiration the words of His message for us.<br />
    53. 53. All of the writers wrote under God’s inspiration the words of His message for us.<br />
    54. 54. THE PURPOSE OF THE BIBLE<br />
    55. 55. THE PURPOSE OF THE BIBLE<br />The Bible itself<br /> records its main<br /> purpose:<br />
    56. 56. THE PURPOSE OF THE BIBLE<br />All Scripture is given by <br />inspiration of God, <br />and is profitable for<br /> doctrine, <br />for reproof, <br />for correction, <br />for instruction in righteousness:<br />
    57. 57. THE PURPOSE OF THE BIBLE<br />That the man of God <br />may be perfect thoroughly<br />furnished unto all <br />good works. <br />(II Timothy 3:16-17)<br />
    58. 58. THE PURPOSE OF THE BIBLE<br />The Scriptures are to be<br />used to teach doctrine, <br />to reprove and correct <br />from evil, and to teach<br />righteousness. <br />
    59. 59. THE PURPOSE OF THE BIBLE<br />They will help you live <br />right and equip you to <br />work for God.<br />
    60. 60. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />
    61. 61. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />The Bible is divided into two major sections called the Old Testament and the New Testament. <br />
    62. 62. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />The word ”testament” means covenant. <br />“A Covenant” <br />It is an agreement.<br />
    63. 63. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />The Old Testament records God’s original covenant or agreement with man.<br />
    64. 64. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />The New Testament records the new covenant made by God through His Son, Jesus Christ.<br />
    65. 65. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />What was the subject of these two agreements? <br />
    66. 66. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />They both concerned restoring sinful man to right relationship with God. God made a law that sin can only be forgiven through the shedding of blood:<br />
    67. 67. MAJOR DIVISIONS<br />. . . without shedding of blood there is no remission (forgiveness) for sin. <br />(Hebrews 9:22)<br />
    68. 68. Under God’s agreement in the Old Testament, blood sacrifices of animals were made by man to obtain forgiveness for sin. <br />
    69. 69. This was a symbol of the blood sacrifice Jesus Christ would provide under the new agreement with God.<br />
    70. 70. Through the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, a final sacrifice for sin was made:<br /> <br /> <br />
    71. 71. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; <br />
    72. 72. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.<br />
    73. 73. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:<br />
    74. 74. How much more shall the blood of Christ who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the<br />living God?<br />
    75. 75. And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption the transgressions that were under the first testament, <br />
    76. 76. they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. <br />(Hebrews 9:11-15)<br />
    77. 77. Both testaments are the Word of God and we must study both in order to understand God’s message. <br />
    78. 78. The terms ”old” and ”new” testaments are used to distinguish between God’s agreement with man<br />
    79. 79. before and after the death of Jesus Christ. We do not disregard the Old Testament simply because it is called ”old.”<br />
    80. 80. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />
    81. 81. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />The Bible is further <br />divided into 66 books. <br />The Old Testament <br />has 39 books.<br />
    82. 82. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />Old Testament, known by the Jewish faith as the Tanakh. The Tanakh is known as the<br /> Jewish Bible <br />it consists of 39 Books<br />
    83. 83. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />The Tanakh consists of <br />39 Books that is divided into three sections <br />
    84. 84. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />These sections of the Tanakh are:<br /><ul><li>The Pentateuch (first five)
    85. 85. The Judges and Prophets (both major and minor)
    86. 86. The Wisdom and Worship Writings (Writings of Solomon and the Psalms)</li></li></ul><li>FURTHER DIVISIONS<br /> The New Testament <br />contains 27 books. <br />
    87. 87. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br /> Each book is divided into chapters<br />and verses. <br />
    88. 88. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br /> Although the content of each book is the Word of God, the division into chapters and verses was made by man. <br />
    89. 89. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />to make it easy to locate specific passages. <br />
    90. 90. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />Itwould be very difficult to find a passage if the books were all one long paragraph.<br />
    91. 91. FURTHER DIVISIONS<br />It would be very difficult to find a passage if the books were all one long paragraph.<br />
    92. 92. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />
    93. 93. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />When we speak of <br />the unity of the Bible,<br /> we mean two things:<br />
    94. 94. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />ONE: <br />THE BIBLE IS<br />UNITED IN CONTENT:<br />
    95. 95. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />TWO: <br />THE BIBLE IS UNITED IN <br />THEME:<br />
    96. 96. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself; <br />
    97. 97. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him;<br />
    98. 98. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will. <br />(Ephesians 1:9-11)<br />
    99. 99. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />The Bible reveals the mystery of God’s plan which is the unifying theme of the Bible. It is the revelation of Jesus Christ as the Savior of sinful mankind. Jesus explained how the Old Testament centered on Him:<br />
    100. 100. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, <br />
    101. 101. UNITY OF THE BIBLE<br />which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms concerning me.<br />(Luke 24:44)<br />