Perhaps the defining question of human existence is “Who is God?” And “what is He like?”
Last week, I discussed how we know the Bible came from God. This week I would like to ask, “how do we know we have the right books?” In other words, we know the Bible came from God, but how do we know the 66 books of the Bible are the right ones?
I mentioned that the majority of the Bible was from eyewitness accounts and there is an amazing agreement and consistency throughout the Bible. Other internal evidence includes:
God has revealed Himself in two ways: general revelation and special revelation. That begs a question: If God revealed Himself through the Bible, how do we know the Bible came from God? Here are 4 proofs:
Think about it: the only way we know anything about God is that He has chosen to reveal Himself to us. There are two kinds of revelation: General Revelation and Special Revelation.
Often times, when we are reading a passage, or researching a topic, we can get so caught in the weeds of that particular topic. “What does the Bible say about ______?”
Systematic theology is an attempt to draw truth from any and every source (primarily, the Bible) concerning God and express this truth simply in a comprehensive and complete system.
What does it mean to love God “with all of your strength”? We explore the Hebrew word underneath this phrase. And spoiler alert: “strength” is only one of many ways this rich word could be translated!