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The Creation and Transmission of the Word of God
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The Transmission of the Word of God

  1. Revelation Hebrews 1:1 God to man.
  1. Three types of Revelation
  1. Natural Revelation Romans 1:18-20. Psalm 19:1
  2. Special Revelation Genesis 18, 32, Exodus 3, Galatians 1:11, 12
  3. Written Revelation John 20:31
  1. Inspiration 2 Timothy 3:16 Man to paper. Possible because of revelation
  2. Illumination 1 Corinthians 2:9-11 Paper to soul. Holy Spirit understanding, gaining knowledge of the scripture.
  3. Preservation Psalm 12:6, 7 Keep that which is written down from generation to generation through a multiplicity of copies. Possible because of illumination

Revelation

Inspiration

Completed

Illumination

Preservation

Ongoing

God to man

Production and preservation of God's Word

Revelation goes with Inspiration Completed

Illumination goes with preservation Ongoing

Revelation and illumination goes together because God to man

Inspiration and preservation goes together because production and preservation of God's Word

Revelation - Jeremiah 36:1

Inspiration - Jeremiah 36:2-4, 17-18

Illumination - Jeremiah 36:6-8, 10-16 20-23

  1. What was the king's response?
  2. Do we have the original manuscript of the book of Jeremiah? No.
  3. Are the original manuscripts the issue? No.

Preservation - Jeremiah 36:27-28