How has the Lord given his word to us?
How was it written down?
Other than Moses, John, and Jesus, God spoke through the mouths of his prophets.
God spoke mouth to mouth to Moses and Jesus (Num. 12:8; Deut. 18:18-19; John 12:49-50).
John was in a vision and wrote what he saw and heard (Rev. 10:4).
God spoke directly to Jesus (John 12:49-50).
Luke 1:70—As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
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What is the meaning of authority? Why do preachers and Bible teachers use that term to defend what they do? We can find several descriptions in the scriptures themselves.
Matthew 8:5-10 shows that the Roman centurion understood what the word meant. Authority was understood to mean the one holding that power has a right to say what should be done and that “law” or direction should be followed absolutely and without deviation. The centurion noted this was what his authority meant, and he understood Jesus had such authority too. When Jesus says, “Go,” we should go, and when he says, “Come,” we should come.
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