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Confession 1.1 Although the light of nature and the
works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and
power of God, as to leave men unexcusable;(a) yet are they not sufficient to
give that knowledge of God and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation.(b)
Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal
Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church;(c) and afterwards, for
the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure
establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and
the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing:(d)
which maketh the Holy Scripture to be most necessary;(e) those former ways of
God's revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.(f)
(a) Rom. 2:14, 15; Rom. 1:19, 20; Ps. 19:1, 2, 3; Rom. 1:32, with chap. 2:1.
(b) I Cor. 1:21; I Cor. 2:13, 14.
(c) Heb. 1:1.
(d) Prov. 22:19, 20, 21; Luke 1:3, 4; Rom. 15:4; Matt. 4:4, 7, 10; Isa. 8:19, 20.
(e) II Tim. 3:15; II Pet. 1:19.
(f) Heb. 1:1, 2.
SEE: Why we need the Bible (1)
Analysis to convey Scriptural Truth (2) The Revelation of God the Creator: -
the light of nature - revelation in the works of creation and providence - all
inexcusable - general revelation does not give a saving knowledge of God (3) Revelation of God the Redeemer: - redemptive revelation - purposed
benefits of written revelation - necessity of the holy scriptures - former
methods of revelation now ceased (4) Applications: - ecclesiastical -
educational - ethical (5) Activities.