2004_01_18_Holy_Bible

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Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of The Holy Bible : Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of The Holy Bible St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church Saint Paul Servant Preparation Program January 18, 2004 • Charlotte, NC http://www.coptic.org/stmarknc INSPIRATION : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC INSPIRATION 2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . .” 2 Peter 1:21 “For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” Inspiration (Cont’d) : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC Inspiration (Cont’d) In the OT, there are > 3,800 statements like “Now the Lord said to [Moses, Isaiah, …]” GOD ADAM NOAH ABRAHAM MOSES . . . INFALLIBILITY / INERRANCY : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC INFALLIBILITY / INERRANCY Many witnesses Their testimonies agree Each is slightly different! INFALLIBILITY (Cont’d) : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC INFALLIBILITY (Cont’d) There is a seal in the closing verses of the Bible Revelation 22:19 “If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book [Tree] of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” UNITY : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC UNITY The fulfillment of prophecy shows that God’s plan for our salvation unfolds in time. The Bible is the revelation of God’s salvation process. A UNITY: Parallels W : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC A UNITY: Parallels W In the beginning (Gen 1) Circumcision of body Abraham’s sacrifice Moses’s first miracle Jonah in the belly 3 days Rock of salvation Temple destroyed Blood of passover lamb Israel delivered from bondage to Egypt Tabernacle ? Temple Prophecy In the beginning (John 1) Circumcision of heart God’s sacrifice Messiah’s first miracle Christ in the tomb 3 days On this rock Destroy this temple Blood of Lamb of God Man delivered from bondage to sin Temple ? Church Fulfillment UNITY: Prophecy Fulfilled : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC UNITY: Prophecy Fulfilled Birthplace of Christ: Micah 5:2 ? Matthew 2:1ff God Incarnate: Isaiah 9:6 ? John 1:14 Born of a virgin: Isaiah 7:14 ? Matthew 1:8ff Sold for Silver: Zech 11:12 ? Matthew 26:14 False witnesses: Ps 35:11 ? Matthew 26:59 Fall under the Cross: Ps 109:24 ? John 19:17 Gall and vinegar: Ps 61:21 ? Mark 27:34 Giving up his spirit: Ps 31:5 ? Luke 23:46 Darkness at the Crucifixion: Amos 8:9 ? Mt 27:45 Resurrection: Ps 16:10, 22:22 ? Mt 28, Cor 15 Ascension: Ps 4:7, 68:18 ? Luke 24:51, Acts 1:9 UNITY: Prophecy Yet to Be Fulfilled : The Inspiration, Infallibility, and Unity of the Holy Bible • St. Mark Coptic Church • Charlotte, NC UNITY: Prophecy Yet to Be Fulfilled Just as the past prophecies were fulfilled so the future ones will be fulfilled: He will rise victorious over death! (Psalm 16:10) Know that all these prophecies will come true, … “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18) “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)

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