Episode 1.1: The Necessity of Scripture


How does God communicate with us? What does creation teach me about God? Is the Bible necessary? What’s the benefit of having the written Word? Those are questions we discuss on this week’s episode of The Jerusalem Chamber. Tune in as Shawn, Joel, Nathan, and Kyle discuss the first paragraph of the Westminster Confession of Faith:

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; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church; 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; which makes the Holy Scripture to be most necessary; those former ways of God’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased.

For More Resources On Today’s Topic Check These Books Out:

Watch: The Kimyal tribe in Indonesia receive the Bible in their language for the first time (here).

Disputations on Holy Scripture by William Whitaker

Taking God At His Word by Kevin DeYoung

Thy Word is Truth by E.J. Young

They Word is Still Truth ed Peter Lillback

From the Mouth of God by Sinclair Ferguson

The Final Word by O Palmer Robertson

2 thoughts on “Episode 1.1: The Necessity of Scripture

  1. Divines were nott giving Scripture priority over God, but following God’should own priority by enscripturating His Word Those ways in which God used to speak ceased when God sent His Son. To day He speaks in Son ,through His Word. Natural revelation being inadequate to bring restored communion with God, yet leaving mankind without excuse, God in His Wisdom Speaks in His Word….in Scripture to reveal Himself in His Son. FRom lecture by Dr Ferguson
    “All Scripture must be received as if God, appearing in person, visibly and full of majesty, were Himself speaking. John Calvin


  2. Sorry for mistakes… and this was my takeaway from Dr Ferguson’s lecture! So grateful to you all for this project.


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