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Foundations of The Faith

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Revelation: Why did God initiate communication?

Inspiration: How did God give us His word?

Canonicity: What books were from God?

Transmission: Do we still have what was originally written?

Translation: Is my English Bible reliable?

How did we get the Bible?2

Canonicity: What is in, what is out?Three Principles1) Authorship: Prophet or Apostle2) Consistency: No disagreement with previous revelation3) Acceptance: The churches recognized it as inspired recognized not decided 3

Canonicity: Is there more to come?One Completed Story: Genesis to RevelationsThe last Apostle writes these last words in the last chapter of the last book in the Bible:

Appropriate Closing Words

History Confirms: 1900 years later, the people of the book have added no other books

Cults try to add and correct: Moe and JoeRevelation 22:1821I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. 20 He who testifies to these things says, Surely I am coming soon. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Canonicity: What is in, what is out? Three Principles1) Authorship: Prophet or Apostle2) Consistency: No disagreement with previous revelation3) Acceptance: The churches recognized it as inspired 4

Transmission: Do we still have what was written?Textual criticism: comparing the many copiesOld Testament (Hebrew)-Masoretic text (10th Century AD), Trust the Jews :-)-Septuagint (200 BC), Dead Sea Scrolls (200 BC) New Testament (Greek)-over 5,000 manuscripts (whole or part)-some within a lifetime of original writing 99.9% sure what the original said 5

Transmission: Do we still have what was written?Textual criticism: comparing the many copiesOld Testament (Hebrew) Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia -Masoretic text (10th Century AD), Trust the Jews :-)-Septuagint (200 BC), Dead Sea Scrolls (200 BC) New Testament (Greek) Nestle-Aland Greek NT -over 5,000 manuscripts (whole or part)-some within a lifetime of original writing 99.99% sure what the original said

Video at www.AICFoundations.weebly.com6

Translation: Is my English Bible reliable?Old Testament (Hebrew) Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia New Testament (Greek) Nestle-Aland Greek NT

Best Translations: English Standard VersionNew International VersionNew American Standard Bible

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Revelation: Why did God initiate communication?

Inspiration: How did God give us His word?

Canonicity: What books were from God?

Transmission: Do we still have what was originally written?

Translation: Is my English Bible reliable?

How did we get the Bible?8