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How Can I Know God? General Revelation; The Methodology of OT Theology, Pt. 2

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The Study of God #10

Today's passage of Scripture is Numbers 23:19 which reads: "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

Today's words from a theologian are from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He said: "A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol."

Our topic for today is titled "How Can I Know God? General Revelation" from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day" by Dr. Daryl Aaron. 

In our last episode we looked at general revelation; today, we are going to look at specific revelation.

Dr. Daryl Aaron writes:

Whereas general revelation is available to all people generally, specific (or special) revelation is only available to specific people and at specific times and places. Historically, this has taken many forms, such as the following:

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Our second topic for today is titled "The Methodology of Old Testament Theology, Part 2" from "The Moody Handbook of Theology" by Dr. Paul Enns. 

First, today, we will address The Topical Method 

John L. McKenzie develops an Old Testament theology without consideration of the New Testament. In contrast to other Old Testament theologies that attempt to see a relationship between the testaments, McKenzie writes as if the New Testament did not exist. He agrees with Harnack or Bultmann, who apparently stated that the Old Testament is not a Christian book.

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