I was listening to Mark Driscoll yesterday…working thru his amazing Doctrine series.
Specifically, I was listening to Revelation: God Speaks about the Bible…some great nuggets in there that I want to take down for future use…
How reliable is the Bible? Aren’t there copying mistakes? Well, not really when you compare the number of copies of the manuscripts…
- Homer: 643 copies
- Plato: 7 copies (+1300 years AFTER the original)
- Aristotle: 5 copies (+1400 years AFTER the original)
- The New Testament: 14,000 copies (+100 years after the original, some have been dated within 30 years of the original writings…we are talking eye-witnesses here!)
Great central quote:
Don’t come to the Bible for information but instead for transformation
- 2 Peter 3:15-16 (Peter speaking about Paul…)
15And count(A) the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as(B) our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you(C) according to the wisdom given him, 16as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters.(D) There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction,(E) as they do the other Scriptures.
20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21For(A) no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God(B) as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
- Romans 1:18
Sola Scriptura Vs. Solo Scriptura