Fresno School of Mission

The Amazing Word of God

June 30, 2022


Review-Why is God communicating His Word?

·       Man’s choice and sin nature

·       God’s love and provision in Christ


How do we Know the Bible came from God?

·       JESUS

o   The Word

o   John 10.35

o   Matthew 4; 19:4-5; 24:15-16

o   Luke 17:27 and His other references to Scripture.

o   His works

·        Biblical inspiration. “Whatever God inspired is Scripture and what He did not inspire is not.” (from When Skeptics Ask, by Norman Geisler and Ronald Brooks)

o   1 Peter 1:10-11; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Tim 3:16

o   The 5 questions

·       Archeological and manuscript evidence agree

o   Animal hides and papyrus

o   The oldest discovered portion of the Bible

o   B19a

o   The oldest fragment of the New Testament

o   Accuracy of copies, number of manuscripts

·       Internal evidence

·       Predictive prophetic evidence


·       Faith and change, evidence. Hebrews 11:1;  Romans 10:17