Reflection Of The Bible: The Character Of God

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The Character of God God as a revealer means that God reveals himself to those who seek Him. There are many ways that God chooses to reveal Himself. The first way was to Adam and Eve in the garden. God could be intimate with them and walk with them. The next way He reveals Himself is through His Word. The Bible has many different aspects and recordings of God revealing Himself to different people. From dreams to a burning bush, God uses audible voice and even sent Jesus to be the ultimate revelation. Jesus came to be the light in the darkness. As John says in his gospel, Jesus was and is the word from the beginning (John 1:1, ESV). God reveals many things about His character in how He chose to love us despite
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God did not tell them exactly what to write, yet He controlled the outcome. God used different genera’s in the bible from poems to history to reach the people in ways they would understand. The Bible is not just a good book for entertainment, it is for us to gain knowledge about God. According to 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “all scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reroof, for righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (ESV). The Bible has been given many different views and how people understand the validity of the Bible. There is the conservative view with says that the Bible is the infallible word of God and we do not need to guess what He is like or what He gives us in Christ (Richards & Bredfeldt, 1998, p. 30). This would affect a person’s teaching by giving them a hope and truth to stand by. The liberal view gives the Bible a whole new meaning. This view states that the Bible is not necessary and does not contain truth. People teaching with this view would not use that Bible at all and would teaching that it is only in living that God can be known (Richards & Bredfeldt, 1998, pp. 30-31). The next view is the neo-orthodox view. This means not Christian, however, they do not completely disregard the Bible like the liberals do. They believe that it is the word of…show more content…
Even in Genesis God had a plan to bring His people back to Him after Adam and Eve sinned (Genesis 3:15, ESV). God sent His Son to be the ultimate sacrifice for the human race. But in order for this to make since, God’s people had to understand the punishment for their sin. This story throughout the Bible gives us hope and an understanding of what we need to do. There are times in our lives that we also need to die to ourselves and follow Christ. This is a personal reconciliation where we die to ourselves daily. When Jesus came to the earth, everything changed. People were offended by Jesus because he gave the truth that was needed to be heard. It was His death, burial and resurrection that made reconciliation possible. This is not something that we could have done on our own and Jesus makes this clear. He is the only one who has been resurrected and endured unimaginable torture that He did not deserve. He could have stopped it all, but chose not to because of His love for

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