Revelation-Inspiration Slides

LDP 2014-2015
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Before Class Starts
Recite your memory verses to each other
Kevin Peck
Epistemology of Discovery
Truth is discovered by natural human senses and logic
I believe my senses are reliable, so I can discover
If I judge the weight of my measured
discoveries to be true, then it is true
What I (or other men of discovery) say is
true is truth
Epistemology of Revelation
Truth is revealed by God to man
I believe God can make His revelation
understandable to man
God has revealed Himself to me in Christ
through His Word
What God says in His Word is true
Why do you think you have separated KNOWING God
from LOVING God?
PSALM 19:1-2
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His
hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And
night to night reveals knowledge.” (Psalm
19:1–2, NASB95)
ROMANS 1:18-23
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God
made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible
attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen,
being understood through what has been made, so that they are without
excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God
or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their
foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,
and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form
of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling
creatures.” (Romans 1:18–23, NASB95)
MATTHEW 16:13-17
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea
Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say
that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John
the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah,
or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you
say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the
Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said to him,
“Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and
blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in
heaven.” (Matthew 16:13–17, NASB95)
LUKE 10:21
“At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy
Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of
heaven and earth, that You have hidden these
things from the wise and intelligent and have
revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way
was well-pleasing in Your sight.” (Luke 10:21,
“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus
and the love which you have for all the saints; because of
the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard
in the word of truth, the gospel which has come to you, just as in
all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even
as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of
it and understood the grace of God in truth.” (Colossians 1:3-6,
JOHN 10:14-18
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just
as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my
life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I
must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will
be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me,
because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes
it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay
it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have
received from my Father.” (John 10:14-18)
JOHN 10:24-30
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you
keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus
answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do
in my Father's name bear witness about me, but you do not believe
because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will
never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father,
who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to
snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” (John
What have you believed other than God's Word as the
source of truth?
Creation (Romans 1:18) and Conscience (Romans
SCOPE - Generally to everyone
It says something of God, but we can’t absolutely
discern what it says (except when interpreted in light of
special revelation)
Natural revelation is enough for people to understand
they are in rebellion and damned
Personal encounter, mighty acts, proposition
(purposes, promise, story - in words), incarnation
SCOPE - Specific time, specific person, specific place (e.g.
parting of the Red Sea)
The fullness of His nature and grace toward man in
Christ, specific knowledge about who God is
Greater salvation or greater condemnation
How does this definition of inspiration differ from what
you have thought in the past?
Read Systematic Theology Ch. 11
Bible Reading Plan Week 2
Incommunicable Attributes study guide
Scripture Memorization III