Battle for the Bible class: do in group and have Dropbox link in resources for notes.
Can be updated without having to update the resources or links
Resources: TheosU courses, How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth by Gordon Fee, Dr. Michael Heiser
Why We Love the Bible
2. History of the Bible
3. Claims Against the Bible
4. How to Read the Bible
Session 1: WHY WE LOVE THE BIBLE
What is Truth?
My truth inside of God’s truth
Pretty much that message
Session 2: THE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE
2. History of the Bible and Why it Can Be Trusted (Battle for the Bible, Defense Against the Dark Arts P.1)
All the different manuscripts we have
Session 3: CLAIMS AGAINST THE BIBLE
The Rise of Liberal Theology (Battle for the Bible, systematic theology)
Why we believe the Bible to be authoritative, infallible, and inerrant.
So the Bible allowed to make a proximation?
Revelation (Can God speak to us?) Inspiration (How much of the Bible is God?) Authority (Where is it from?
What does it mean?)
Micheal Heiser videos
Session 4: HOW TO READ THE BIBLE
4. How to Read the Bible.
Exegesis and Hermeneutics (How to Read the Bible Chap. 1)
Battle for the Bible: Verse in Acts that Paul applied to reason - we all need apologetics
Don’t worry about explaining yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you.
Jesus and parables.
Left it confusing on purposes.
God brings revelation.
The Bible is not unifying.
Jehovah’s Witness, Mormons all use the Bible for their justification.
So how do we know we’re right and they aren’t?
Why the creeds?
THEY are unifying.
How to fight against heresies!
They save the church from error.
Charismatic churches becoming like the wild west in their theology
We don’t love the Word of God MORE than the God of the Word.
Talk about David and Jonathan - how do we know how to interpret the text?
You will get way off if you look at it through a 2022 lens
Lesson 1 of Systematic theology
What all the essentials are (national borders) that could be a whole class.
Error of kindness (Addison commenting to Scott and Paula).
When there are no moral absolutes the only right action is to be kind and show empathy.
THERE’S NOTHING ELSE TO DO!
We will never be able to explain ourselves to people that are committed to misunderstand us
Think like adults.
All truth in tension.
WHY we love and study the Bible
God uses logic.
Logic is not anti-faith
How to read the Bible session- chapter 1 of this book.
People just don’t know how to read
Those who undermine the authority of the Bible today do so in order to make way for worship of
something other than God.
It doesn’t have to be a literal idol.
It can be today’s politically correct beliefs.
The last words of the Bible are a severe warning to those who suggest that the teachings of Scripture are
culturally conditioned and no longer relevant for today.
And this is not a warning to the world.
It is a
warning, according to the words of Revelation,“to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy.”
is the church.
Read the Bible like it was a novel.
We aren’t readers; we are samplers.
Don’t miss the BIG picture.
Think Harry Potter or Hunger Games.
There are motifs and themes throughout.