- OT - God calling his people to be his people
- NT - God becoming Human through Jesus, and how all of us have become heirs of the promise of God
-- Written in Greek - Koine Greek - the common dialect - street Greek
When Jesus speaks of the scripture he only has what we call the OT to draw from
The Gospels attributed to the names they are given
- Evangelion - Good News
Q - Quelle - “Source” - likely an oral tradition source
Mark written first - mid to late 60’s A.D.
Matthew - shows knowledge of the destruction of the Temple - 80-85 A.D.
Luke - Author of Acts, which can be thought of as part 1 and part 2
Synoptic Gospels - “through the same lens” - very many similarities
John - written around 95 A.D.
Oldest book of NT - 1 Thessalonians - year 50 or 51 A.D.
Most of the NT letters are older than the Gospels
Infallible vs Inerrancy
Infallible - There are no conflicts in scriptures, all apparently conflicted passages have to be understood at another level
Inerrancy - Scripture when read as a whole, will not lead you into error even if certain scriptures are in conflict, when read in faith
- Wonder Stories - walking on water, healing, casting out demons
- Eschatology - Last - the theology of last things - John and Jesus speak of the nearness of the Kingdom of God - imminent
Resurrection - Jesus dies, is buried, rises, appears to multiple people. But there is no description of how Jesus is raised
The Lordship of Jesus Christ - God has become one with us - Charigma