DTH017 Bibliology. Based on a revealed text known as the Bible, Christianity is a revealed religion. As a result, without revelation, there would be no Holy Scripture (Bible), and as a result, no religion, including Christianity.
This is due to the fact that man cannot know God by personal inquiry unless God has shown Himself to him (Job 1:7; Deuteronomy 29:29). Man cannot possess a complete understanding of God.
Man would need to be more powerful than God in order to possess such knowledge. At addition, man has the capacity to know God in a degree that is entirely sufficient for his particular need. He can only know this because God chose to reveal Himself to man.
In order to preserve the revealed knowledge of God, God used Holy men in writing the Scripture. According to D. McCain (27), God would have given this revealed truth to Adam and Eve and then trusted them to pass the revelation of God orally to their children who would in turn pass it along to their children.
It is clear that this technique was employed to some extent, but with time God’s revelation would become perverted.
God might have chosen to reveal His truth to each successive age in a different way through prophets, but some of them weren’t always trustworthy. The truth that man needs to know was written down by persons who were selected by God.
The truth would be made available to a far wider audience and would last forever from generation to generation if it were written down in a book. The Christian religion is therefore characterised by inspiration, wherein revealed truth is recorded by holy men of God and is maintained without mistake.
At the end of this course, the student will be entitled to a certification issued from Anchor University, Lagos.
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