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A General Introduction to the Bible by Norman L. Geisler

By Norman L. Geisler

The publication is split up into 4 significant parts,

Part one: concept of the Bible

Part : Canonization of the Bible

Part 3: Transmission of the Bible

Part 4: Translation of the Bible

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4. Jesus often made a direct comparison between important spiritual truths and Old Testament events He presented as historically true. For instance, using a strong comparison Jesus said, “Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:40). Both the occasion and the manner of that comparison make it clear that Jesus was affirming the historicity of Jonah in connection with the truth about His death and resurrection.

Both the content and emphasis of these comparisons reveal that Jesus believed in the historicity of those Old Testament events. 5. Jesus asserted that if He could not be trusted in historical matters, then He should not be trusted in heavenly matters either. ” (John 3:2). In short, if the Bible cannot be trusted when it speaks about temporal things that we can see, how can it be trusted when it discusses eternal things that cannot be seen (2 Cor. 4:8)? So if the Bible does not speak truthfully about the physical world, it cannot be trusted when it speaks about the spiritual world.

THE FUNCTION OF A PROPHET A prophetic utterance, of course, is that which comes from a prophet in the exercise of his prophetic ministry. Hence, the nature of the prophetic gift becomes crucial in the understanding of the authoritative character of the Old Testament Scriptures which were written as a result of this prophetic gift. Names given to a prophet First, a brief examination of the names given to a prophet will help to reveal the character and origin of his ministry. He is called: 1. a man of God (1 Kings 12:22), meaning that he was chosen by God 2.

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