The Giving of
Why were the Sacred
For everything that
was written in the past was written to teach us, so
that through endurance and the encouragement of
the Scriptures we might have hope.
What by means is all
All scripture is God
breathed and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and training in
righteousness, so that the man of God may be
thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2
For what is it
Useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting, and training in
righteousness Verse 16.
How was the prophecy
For prophecy never had
its origin in the will of man, but men spoke
from God as they were carried along by the Holy
Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21.
Secrets of the Future
What is the Lord able to
do regarding the future?
See, the former things
have taken place, and new things I declare; before
they spring into being I announce them to you.
How far-reaching is Gods
ability to reveal the future?
Remember the former
things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is
no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I
make known the end from the beginning.
From ancient times, what is still to come. I say:
My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I
Isaiah 46: 9, 10.
Note Since God knows
all things; the future is present with God. More,
perhaps, than any other one thing, the prophecies
of the Bible and their fulfillment bear witness
to its divine inspiration.
To whom does God reveal
the secrets of the future?
Surely the Sovereign
Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his
servants the prophets. Amos 3:7.
To whom do the things
which have been revealed belong?
The secret things
belong to the Lord our God, but the things
revealed belong to us and to our
children forever, that we may follow all the
words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29.
More Certain Than Sight
What testimony did the
Apostle Peter bear concerning his experience on
the Mount of Transfiguration?
We did not follow
cleverly invented stories when we told you
about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his
majesty. 2 Peter 1:16.
When did he say he saw the
majesty of Christ and heard the voice from
We ourselves heard
this voice that came from heaven when we were
with him on the scared mountain. Verse
How does he emphasize the
reliability of prophecy?
And we have the word
of the prophets made more certain. Verse
Note Every fulfillment
of prophecy is a confirmation of the truthfulness
and reliability of prophecy.
What admonition is therefore
And you will do
well to pay attention to it, as a light
shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and
the morning star rises in your hearts.
Jesus and the Theme of
What has ever been the
theme of Gods prophets?
For you are receiving
the goal of your faith, the salvation of your
souls. Concerning this salvation, the
prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come
to you, searched intently and with the greatest
care. 1 Peter 1: 9, 10.
Whose Spirit inspired their
Trying to find out the
time and circumstances to which the Spirit of
Christ in them was pointing when he predicted
the sufferings of Christ and the glories that
In what prophecy did Christ
recognize Daniel as a prophet?
So when you see
standing in the holy place the abomination
that caused desolation, spoken of through the
prophet Daniel let the reader
understand then let those who are in Judea
flee to the mountains. Matthew 24:15.
To what time were the
prophecies of Daniel, as a whole, to be sealed?
But you, Daniel, close
up and seal the worlds of the scroll until the
time of the end. many will go here and there
to increase knowledge. Daniel 12:4.
What assurance was given
by the angel that these prophecies would be
understood in the last days?
He replied, Go your
way Daniel, because the words are closed up and
sealed until the time of the end. Many will be
purified, made spotless and refined, but the
wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the
wicked will understand, but those who are wise
will understand. Verses 9, 10.
What is the last book of
the Bible called?
The Revelation of
Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his
servants what soon must take place. .He made it
known to his servant John. Revelation 1:1.
What is said of those who
read, hear, and keep the things contained in this
Blessed is the
one who reads the words of this prophecy, and
blessed are those who hear it and take to heart
what is written in it, because the time is near.
The Book of Books
Within this ample volume
The mystery of mysteries.
Happiest they of human race
To whom their God has given
To read, to fear, to hope,
To lift the latch, to force
But better had they neer
That read to doubt or read
-Sir Walter Scott.