GRC session 2. Word of God 1

Guided Reading Course
Session 2: Word of God (I): Revelation – Types and Scope
This time we move to think about where we discover the truth about God, different types of
revelation, and how we know what’s true. The Grudem chapter focuses on the written Word of God
as found in our Bibles. The Frame stuff broadens the focus to consider other ways God reveals
himself and how we come to know truth.
Grudem, ST, (pp. 47-72)
1. What are the different meanings of “the Word of God” (pp.47-49)?
2. Why is it most profitable to focus on the written Word of God (pp. 50-51)?
3. How would you explain the formation of the OT canon to a friend (pp. 54-57)?
4. To read or not to read the Apocrypha – that is the question (pp. 57-59)?
5. What are the key stages in the development of the NT canon (pp. 60-68)?
6. What are the marks of authenticity for a NT book (62-63)?
7. Here’s an excerpt from Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code:
“Aha!” Teabing burst in with enthusiasm. “The fundamental irony of Christianity! The Bible,
as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great.”
How would you respond?
Frame, Doctrine of the Word of God, (304-27)
1. What’s the distinction that Murray is making (pp.308-09)?
2. Why do we believe the Bible to be the Word of God (pp. 310-14)?
3. What do you make of Frame’s argument on pp. 314-15?
4. What are the practical implications of ‘person-revelation’ (pp. 316-19)?
5. What’s the difference between objective and subjective revelation (pp. 326-27)?
6. Google ‘general revelation’ to find another type of revelation we haven’t much touched on.
What thing have you learned/been challenged on/are thankful for from this session’s