Lecture 71- Characteristics of the Word of God- Clarity Part 3

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Characteristics of the Word of God- Clarity Part 3

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Although the word of God is externally clear, we need the internal illumination of the Holy Spirit to open our eyes, our ears, our minds, our hearts, and our lips.  It is only by the working of the Holy Spirit through His Word that we can believe that Jesus is the Christ.  Because of our inherited sin, we cannot understand God’s word Unless He is our teacher

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Christ in the Old Testament- Isaiah 9

Christ in the Old TestamentPastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Christ in Isaiah chapter 9. In this passage we learn about Christ the Great Light who rises in the land of Galilee of the Nations. The Sun of Righteousness comes with healing in His wings to those who dwell in darkness. He begins His ministry in Galilee. He preaches in the synagogues. In Nazareth, He preaches on Isaiah 61. In Cana, He turns the water into wine the first of His signs. At the Sea of Galilee He begins calling the Apostles.   (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 70- Characteristics of the Word of God- Clarity Part 2

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Characteristics of the Word of God- Clarity Part 2

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Now we are not saying that every thing is absolutely clear in and of itself.  In fact, many passages are obscure regarding the intricacy of the words and sentences, but no doctrine is obscure.  The obscurity is not because the subject matter is obscure, but rather because of the ignorance, blindness, and weakness of those looking at it. It is true that the things of God are obscure and not known by natural man, but the things of Scripture are clear.  The Bible gives to us the things of God that He desires to reveal to us.  The Bible clearly states and teaches all doctrine that must be known for salvation. It is the Father’s desire to give the Holy Spirit so that we would believe in Jesus Christ and obtain salvation. God is our Teacher who teaches us with His word.

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Christ in the Old Testament- Isaiah 49

Christ in the Old TestamentPastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Christ in Isaiah chapter 49. In this passage we are taught about the purpose of the holy incarnation, that is, to bring back the people of Israel to God and to make the Gentiles into the people of God by the preaching of Christ. Christ declares, “Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.” (Isaiah 49:1, ESV) Christ’s Kingdom comes by the preaching of His word. Thus, His mouth has been made to be like a sharp sword.  (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

Lecture 69- Characteristics of the Word of God- Clarity Part 1

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Characteristics of the Word of God- Clarity Part 1

Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

When we say that the written word of God is clear, what we mean is that it clearly states the teaching of salvation that everyone must know in order to be saved.  We are not claiming that absolutely everything in Scripture is absolutely clear.  It is true that there are many obscure things, but the articles of faith necessary for salvation are explained with clear and certain language.  All that is needed for the knowledge of salvation is clearly revealed in the Bible.

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Christ in the Old Testament- Isaiah 42

Christ in the Old TestamentPastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Christ in Isaiah chapter 42. God the Father  declares, “Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him;” (Isaiah 42:1, ESV)  Likewise, the Apostle Matthew tells us, “And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”” (Matthew 3:16–17, ESV)  (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)