Revelation of Jesus Christ

General Revelation

God is proven to exist in the general revelation of conscience and creation. The first form of general revelation is the universal conscience of every human being that accuses us or excuses us. It is a law within every person. Here is what the Bible says about conscience:

Romans 1:19 says,

“Because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.”

Romans 2:14-16 says,

“For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them, on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.”

Romans 1:20 says,

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” The main point to understand is that there will be no excuse for not believing in God, because the world proves that He exists.

Here are some proofs to consider:

The creation of the universe and the world proves that there is a God. God’s power is made manifest in the order that exists within the planetary galaxies. The worlds hang on nothing. The earth spinning on its axis once to make a 24 hour day in sequence with timing of seasons shows the handy work of God. The distance of the sun is in exact placement to sustain life on earth. If it was further away, then life could not exist on earth. If it was closer, then the earth would be burning temperatures. The survival of plants, animals and humans are made possible by the placement of the sun. General revelation shows God’s power in creation as well as conscience. The two are proofs for God’s existence.

Specific Revelation

God has established the fact that He exists. Since God exists, then who is God? This is known as specific revelation. God reveals exactly who He is to man. The Bible says that God in the days of old through various ways in different times spoke to the fathers by the prophets. In the last days God has spoken in Son.

Amos 3:7 says, “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.” God revealed Himself as Creator. God spoke to the prophets about things concerning Him in mystery through the centuries.

God unravels the mystery in Jesus:

Ephesians 3:9 says,

“And to make all men see what the fellowship of the mystery is, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”

Revelation 19 says,

“That the revelation of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy. All of the prophecy was concerning the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Revelation 1:1 says,

“That this is the revelation of Jesus Christ to the saints.”

Hebrews 10:1 says,

‘That Jesus is the substance of the shadows of old that were foretold are all concerning Him.”

The shadows are the sacrifices, ceremonies, types and pictures:

Luke 24:44-48 says,

“And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things.”

John 5:39-40 says,

“Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And you will not come to me, that you might have life.” Jesus is revelation of God to man. Jesus is God made clearly visible to mankind and the world. Jesus is the specific revelation to mankind.

REVELATION REVEALED IN CHRIST

John 1:13-18 says,

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

Proof That God Is Real

The cosmological argument is the argument for the existence of a first cause. The argument goes back to Aristotle, Plato and then Thomas Aquinas. Parmenides states that “Nothing comes from nothing”.

This is from the Term, Ex nihilo. Ex nihilo is used in Genesis with the context meaning that the worlds were created by God out of nothing. Each one of these philosophers makes a different form for the argument. The argument from Thomas Aquinas states that the uncaused cause is God the creator for proof of God’s Existence.

Everything exists by someone creating it. It cannot begin to exist from nothing; therefore there must always be someone that exists to create it. The motion of continuous creation would create infinite regress.

One logical conclusion is that everything that is created was created by an uncaused cause. God can be the only uncaused cause. The proof is that God exists. Proof That God Is Real.

Atheism

The word Atheism comes from two Greek words. The word “a” in Greek means no. The word Theism in Greek means God.

The full meaning is no God. The Atheist says that there is no existence of God. The argument that says that there is no God is self-defeating. What does this mean?

One cannot say that there is no God, because the mention of God proves that God exists in itself. If God did not exist, then one could not even know to use the term God. Therefore it proves that God exists and is self-defeating.

Agnostic

The word Agnostic comes from two words. One is the Greek term “A” which means no. The root word gnosis in Greek means Knowledge.

The full meaning is no knowledge. The Agnostic is defined as no knowledge can be known about God. The Agnostic says that nothing can be known about God to prove or disprove that God Exist beyond this material realm.

How can you argue for God’s existence from the Agnostic view? The argument that says that God cannot be known is self-defeating. One cannot say that no knowledge about God can be known without asserting that there is knowledge of God.

Otherwise the statement cannot be made about knowing God at all. Therefore, just the statement proves that God exists. It is self-defeating.

Logic

How can you make a logical point to start a conversation with Atheists and Agnostics? Write out a pie chart on a piece of paper. The pie represents all of the knowledge that exists in the whole universe throughout all of time. Get the Atheist or the Agnostic to fill in how much of that knowledge that they think that they know within that pie chart.

Take the unshaded part of that pie and say, “Would you agree that it is possible that in this unshaded part of unknown knowledge that knowledge of God exist?” Can I challenge you to look at some evidence for existence of God? It is an open door to preach the gospel.

 

Revelation of Jesus Christ
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