Lesson 5: The Situational Perspective: Revelation and Situation
Section 2: Nature of Revelation


II. Nature of Revelation

A. Inspiration

B. Example


1. Which type of revelation communicates ethical norms that are not found in the other forms of revelation?

2. Dr. Frame says that the Scriptures are like __________ to interpret general and existential revelation.

3. Dr. Frame says that Scripture has a _______ _______ over general and existential revelation.

4. Explain the teaching of the lesson regarding the inspiration of the Scriptures. What role does the human author play? What role does the Holy Spirit play?

5. According to the lesson, what aspects of the original situation should be considered as we interpret a passage of Scripture? Give examples of each aspect.

6. What point does Dr. Frame make from 1 Corinthians 10:5-11 in the lesson?

7. Make sure you are familiar with the contents of the following Bible passages:

2 Peter 1:20-21
Matthew 22:41-45
1 Corinthians 10:5-11

8. What does Dr. Frame say about considering not only things that are explicitly expressed, but also things that are implicit, such as the author's intentions, in our interpretation of a passage of Scripture? 


1. In the past, how have you thought that God inspired the Scriptures? Did this lesson change the way you understand it? How?

2. How does the fact that God has included the human aspect in the Scriptures affect the way you interpret them?

3. Can you think of ways that some people and some churches do NOT give Scripture the priority over general and existential revelation? Give examples.

4. Can you think of concrete ways that we can consider things that are implicit in a passage of Scripture, such as the author's intentions?

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