Sunday, April 26, 2009

How Did God Made The Holy Bible? (part 1)

Here is the question a lot of unbelieving people wants to have an answer: "Who made the Bible?". But I rather title this Sermon Series Sunday as;
How Did God Made The Holy Bible?

The whole Bible is a compilation of 66 books. God uses three wonderful methods as he carefully carved out that most blessed of all books, the Bible. These three "tools" are referred to as:
*Revelation- From God to man (man hears that which God wants written).
.............................Around 1400 B.C. God began to quitely call some 40 men and women into His presence. He didn't call them in all at once. It took Him nearly 15 centuries to complete the job. He spoke the burden of His great heart in simple but sublime language to those chosen forty. "I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ." (Galatians 1:11-12 NIV)
*Inspiration- From man to paper (man writes that which God wants written).
...............................God carefully guides each chosen human vessels in his assigned writing task. Each of the forty is dealt with individually. The term "inspiration" is found but once in the New Testament. This occurs in 2 Timothy 3:16. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,"
*Illumination- From darkness to light (man receives the light of that which God has written).
..................................Without illumination, no sinner ever would have been save! Illumination, then, is that method used by the Holy Spirit to shed light upon all seeking men as they look into the Word of God.
This series is from my hand-out notes during our six months Church Membership Class in LWCM , Banilad, Cebu, Philippines. The class was conducted by our Senior Pastor Mel Caparros.


Nance said...

Good morning, Grace -
I like your post today, it gave me a lot of insights since I wonder how the Bible got started myself. Thanks!

Maria said...

I agree. Thanks fort he information. I lear a lot.

Kumusta na Grace? Kumusta ang buhay sa florida? Long time no hear from you.

Denise said...

Very nice post.

Femin Susan said...

that is a nice post(holy one). Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for stopping by today. I'll be back soon!

Blessings to you,

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rossel said...

Nice post. I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.

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Pietro said...

This is a very interesting post about the Holy Bible, Grace!
Unluckily I can't display your whole blog on my home computer, I don't know why: only the colored background appears.
Have a very good week ahead!

the donG said...

nice post. i believe it's the Holy Spirit who guided every writer to make the bible God's word for his people.

Clarissa said...

Thanks for sharing,my dear!!^_^