Although we think of Creationism as dealing with physical realities, time and space, and sequences
of events, are certainly God's fantastic creations too.
So, I think it is appropriate to study and appreciate the intricacies
of God's handwork in his creation of world history and as we see it unfolding and bringing many prophesies to fulfillment.
The great scholar, C.I. Scofield sets
forth a most powerful, cogent, argument for the divine authorship of the Bible.
Bible is at ONCE, SIXTY-SIX books, and yet truly, ONE BOOK.
From Genesis the Bible
bears witness to one God.
Wherever He speaks or acts he is consistent
with himself, and with the total revelation concerning Him.
The Bible forms one
continuous story --the story of humanity in relation to God.
The Bible hazards the
most unlikely predictions concerning the future, and, when the centuries have brought round the appointed time,
records their fulfillment.
The Bible is a progressive unfolding of truth.
Nothing is told all at once, and once
for all. The law is, “First the blade, then the ear, after that the full grain.”
Without the possibility
of collusion, often with centuries between, one writer of Scripture takes up an earlier
revelation, adds to it, lays down the pen,
in due time another man moved by the Holy Spirit, and another, and another, add new details
till the whole is complete.
beginning to end the Bible testifies to one redemption.
The Bible has one great theme--the Person and work of Christ.
Finally, these writers, some forty in number, writing through twenty centuries,
have produced a perfect harmony of doctrine in progressive unfolding.
This is, to every candid mind,
the unanswerable proof of the divine inspiration of the Bible.”
1 King James Version (KJV)
and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity
of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith
in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted
worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble
to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them
that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from
the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that
believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would
count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to
the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Now we beseech
you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of
Christ is at hand.
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin
be revealed, the son of perdition;
opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple
of God, shewing himself that he is God.
ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already
work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working
of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they
received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe
they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway
to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification
of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and
hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and
God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that
the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable
and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching
you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into
the patient waiting for Christ.
we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh
disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly
did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable
to any of you:
because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, this
we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly,
working not at all, but are busybodies.
them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well
if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish
him as a brother.
the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul with mine own
hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.