Back to the Basics! Bibliology #4 Human History!

25 Feb

How does God communicate truth about Himself to all people everywhere? Theologians call this “general revelation.”  The three venues of general revelation are nature, human nature (especially the conscience), and human history.

Recently my wife and I saw the movie The Darkest Hour. During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.  Here’s a brief trailer of this incredible movie:

Some would say there were battles in World War II that God directed, giving the victory to the Allies.  Biblically, we learn that God is the God of history.  We read of Daniel’s prayer in Daniel 2, “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others.”

Nebuchadnezzar praised the Most High, Daniel’s God, when he said,

“I honored and glorified him who lives forever.”

“His dominion is an eternal dominion;
    his kingdom endures from generation to generation.
35 All the peoples of the earth
    are regarded as nothing.
He does as he pleases
    with the powers of heaven
    and the peoples of the earth.
No one can hold back his hand
    or say to him: “What have you done?”

19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens; And His sovereignty rules over all (Psalm 103:19). 3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases (Psalm 115:3). 5 For I know that the LORD is great, And that our Lord is above all gods. 6 Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps (Psalm 135:5-6). (from Bob Deffinbaugh at  Praise the God of history for revealing Himself in the affairs of men!

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