Fernley Free Methodist Church
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  • Fernley Free Methodist Church
    100 S West St, Fernley, NV 89408, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM

Someone may ask a question about Christianity.
Some may be sincere, others reproachful.


Whose Son Is the Messiah?
35While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?
36David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: n "speaking by the Holy Spirit"

“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord:

“Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your feet.” ’ h

37David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”

The large crowd listened to him with delight.

h 36 Psalm 110:1


Prophecy of Scripture
2 Peter 1

12So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
13I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body,
14because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

16For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” b
18We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

19We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.


Sean McDowell | March 13, 2018 https://seanmcdowell.org/blog/what-is-the-most-recent-manuscript-count-for-the-new-testament
For many ancient books, there are often a few dozen existing manuscripts, and sometimes even a few hundred. Outside of the New Testament, more manuscript discoveries have been made of Homer’s Iliad than any other classical work. It is difficult to get an accurate number because there are constantly new discoveries, and many of the remains are fragmentary. Nevertheless, the total number is far less than 2,000 (the previous count was 643).

Greek Manuscript total: 5,856 [2]
*Earliest manuscript: AD 130 [3] (John Rylands Papyrus: P52)
Non-Greek Manuscripts (Armenian, Latin, etc.): 18,130+
Total Manuscripts: 23,986

Biblical manuscript - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...simple.wikipedia.org › wiki › Biblical_manuscript Jump to New Testament manuscripts —
Parts of the New Testament have been preserved in more manuscripts than any other ancient work. There are over 5,800 complete or fragmented Greek manuscripts,
10,000 Latin manuscripts
In 382 Pope Damasus commissioned Jerome, the leading biblical scholar of his day,
to produce an acceptable Latin version of the Bible from the various translations then being used.

and 9,300 manuscripts in various other ancient languages, such as Syriac, Slavic, Gothic, Ethiopic, Coptic and Armenian
5,800 + 10,000 + 9,300 = 25,100

“The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.”

“If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.” – Billy Graham

6. “Whether we are reading the Bible for the first time or standing in a field in Israel next to a historian and an archaeologist and a scholar, the Bible meets us where we are. That is what truth does.

17. “The Bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.”