Two Assumptions: God Exists
& God Reveals
The Critical Assumption: The
Authority of the Bible
Christianity stands upon the
assumptions of God's existence & His revelation.
In Part II we sought out a detailed
Biblical perspective of God's existence.
Let us now examine the second
assumption of God's revelation in greater detail.
At the center of God's revelation
is the Bible.
God Reveals: Inspiration, Preservation
From the Christian perspective,
all knowledge is founded upon God's revelation.
Much of God's work of revelation
is captured in the Bible.
Since the Bible is central to
God's revelation, let us examine its integrity.
We will first consider its internal
claims of authenticity.
In the chapter following, we
will seek evidences supporting its claims.
God's Revelation Prevails
God's special revelation includes
visions, prophecy, miracles, Jesus & Scripture.
The Bible is our focus since
it assembles other forms of special revelation.
Like His work of creation, God
initiates & oversees revelation.
God inspired the Bible's authors,
preserved its words & enlightens its readers.
Bible's Claims of Authority."
The Bible's authors, content,
transmission & audience are often criticized
The Bible, however, does not
limit its own authority on any of these accounts.
God's revelation prevails over
its authors, content, transmission & audience.
The Bible's claim of its own
authenticity is supported by evidence.