Lesson 1: The Bible-God's Revelation To Man

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Lesson One: The Bible - God’s Revelation to Man The Bible is a unique book that was written by God through men over 1 600 years. In the Bible the Lord speaks to us. The Bible was written by 40 authors such as Moses, Samuel, Ezekiel Peter, James, John, Paul, and Matthew to name just a few. God used these men’s ability, and the Holy Spirit guided them into all truth, so that what they wrote clearly and fully expressed God’s will to men without error. In this sense the Bible can be fully trusted. It is God’s word to men. The Bible teaches about God through a story. It begins by telling the story of how God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1). It then tells of the creation of Adam, the first father of men. It explains that Adam sinned against God, breaking His commands in the garden. Due to this, sin and death entered and now rule in the creation. Now, all men sin and die because Adam sinned (Rom. 5:12ff). Sin and death rule everywhere, so Paul can truly say that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…show more content…
Is the story saying that God’s people are to have courage? Is the story showing that if one trusts in the Lord, he/she will always have victory over his/her enemies? Is the story about the fact that slings are better than heavy amour? The main point, in fact, of the story is that God will save His people by sending a ruler, a leader, a king who will defeat their enemies for them. David is a king, who points forward to the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospels it is read that Jesus overcame the devil. In Christ’s victory, He freed His people from the strong man who holds all men captive. His people, like Israel in the David and Goliath story, are freed because Jesus defeated their enemies. It is only as the whole story is read, including that found in the New Testament, that it can be seen that Jesus, son of David is the King who would rule the nations and defeat all His people’s

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