Thursday, 15 January 2015

HOME-GROUP QUESTIONS 'FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD' INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER ONE

'FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD' - QUESTIONS 1
INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER ONE
1. Christians have only been able to own their own Bibles for the last 400 years (page 3). Jesus did not have a Bible of his own, how do you think that he knew the scriptures so well? How different do you think things would be if we were not able to have our own copies of the Bible?
2. 'From the mouth of God' (Page ix) is the description Jesus used when speaking about Scripture - how does this help us think about the Bible?
3. 'The darkness is not outside, but inside' (page 6) how much can an unbeliever understand the Bible? How much of the Bible had you read before you became a Christian?
4. Can you explain 'concurrence'? (page 11) The Bible is, 'both a divine and human book from start to finish', (page 14) what happens if we forget the 'human authorship aspect'?
5. What is the principle of 'divine accommodation'? (page 17) How does this help us in our approach to reading the Bible?
6. Do you agree with the way in which he says we should approach reading a passage in the Bible on pages 18/19. Why may we sometimes be tempted not to do this?
Why not look up the following if you do not know too what or whom he is referring:
John Knox; Servant Songs in Isaiah; Geneva Bible; John Calvin; Abraham Kuyper; Herman Bavinck; BB Warefield; Augustine.
Wikipedia does not get everything right but it does give useful brief answers. For those who want to delve deeper some of the people he refers to have web sites dedicated to them and their works.



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