Divine Revelation in the New Testament

By Pastor Nick Bibile

 

 

       New Testament period is about one hundred years. After about 400 years of silence, suddenly the silence is as God sent angel Gabriel to Zechariah and to Mary. (Luke 1:13-20, 28-37) Then by dreams to Joseph and the Magi. (Matt 1:20; 2:12-22) Then God sends the last Old Testament prophet, John the Baptist. (Luke 3:2)

       God revealed his glory, grace and truth, personally and directly in his incarnate Son, who is the Word of God. (John 1:1,14, 17; 17:3-8; Heb 1:1-2)

       Word of God revealed through the apostles. (1 Thess 2:13 ; 1 Cor 2:12-14; Eph 3:5; 2 Pet 3:15-16)

       Revealed to us (1 Peter :10-12)

 

Divine Inspiration

       Gospel preached not from man but from God. (Gal 1:11-12; 2 Tim 3:16: 2 Pet 1:20-21)

 

Salvation is found only in Scripture.

       Scriptures shows the Credenda and the Agenda. (Credenda What we are to believe. Agenda What we are to practice)

       Salvation (2 Tim 3:15; John 20:31)

 

Agenda, our Practice.

       Scriptures will press us for holiness. (John 17:17; Tit 2:12)

       Meditation (Philp 4:8)

       Cuts down sin (Eph 6:17)