This I Believe: The Revelation of God

The Revelation of God
I believe that God has graciously revealed himself in the created order. Furthermore, since human beings are created in the image of God, God has given them an inner sense of his existence. This general revelation is sufficient for God’s eternal power and divine nature to be known by human beings so that they are without excuse. This revelation is not sufficient, however, to know God’s will for salvation.

I believe that God has disclosed himself in human words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, found in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. This special revelation is verbally inspired and inerrant in the original manuscripts. Only it contains God’s will for salvation and his ultimate authority over all matters of faith and conduct.

I believe that God has supremely revealed himself in the person of his Son, the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ. All Scripture is a testimony to Jesus Christ, who is the sum of God’s special revelation.

Gen. 1-2; Ps. 19:1; 12:6; 119:89, 105; Isa. 40:6-8; Luke 21:33; 24:27, 44-46; John 1:1-3; 5:39; 17:17; Rom. 1:19-21, 25; 2:11-16; 15:4; 16:25-26; Acts 14:15-17; 17:24-31; 2 Tim. 3:15-16; Heb. 1:1-3; 1 Pet. 1:24-25; 2 Pet. 1:19-21, 23