Google+ Followers

Monday, April 9, 2012

Our Christian Bible - 2

The Character of God in the Bible:


Above all else, Scripture is God's self-revelation. He reveals Himself as the sovereign God of the universe who has chosen to make man and to make Himself known to man. In that self-revelation is established His standard of absolute holiness. From Adam and Eve through Cain and Abel and to everyone before and after the law of Moses, the standard of righteousness was established and is sustained to the last page of the New Testament. Violation of it produces judgment, temporal and eternal.


In the Old Testament, it is recorded that God revealed Himself by the following means:


1. Creation - primarily through man - who was made in God's image.
2. Angels.
3. Signs, wonders, and miracles.
4. Visions.
5. Spoken words by prophets and others.
6. Written Scripture.


In the New Testament, it is recorded that God revealed Himself again by the same means, but more clearly and fully:


1. Creation - the God-man, Jesus Christ, who was the very image of God.
2. Angels.
3. Signs, wonders, and miracles.
4. Visions.
5. Spoken words by apostles and prophets.
6. Written Scripture.


(next: Divine Judgment for Sin and Disobedience)

No comments:

Post a Comment