God Wrote A Book: How We Got the Bible
A series on how we got our Bible taught by Pastor Jim Osman. Some of the topics discussed include Inspiration, Inerrancy, Preservation, the Bible’s beginning, the Canon of Scripture, ancient texts and manuscripts, and modern translations.
If you would like to follow along, you can download the workbook that goes along with this course.
A survey of the popular modern English translations. A look at the difference between translations and paraphrases. An explanation of translation approaches.
An overview of the history of the English Bible from the time of the Protestant Reformation until the present.
In this multi-part lesson, we look at the history of the Bible’s transmission through 3 periods of church history: the post-apostolic era, pre-reformation period, and post-reformation period.
A look at a number of non-canonical writings.
? A look at a number of non-canonical writings.
? Is the canon of Scripture closed or should we consider adding books to Scripture? Is revelation continuing today?
A look at the “disputed” books in our canon.
Jim Osman was born in May of 1972 and has lived in Sandpoint since he was 3 years old. He achieved his life’s ambition by graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1990. Jim came to know Christ through the ministry of Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp. Kootenai Community Church has always been his home church, attending Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Youth Group.
After graduating from High School, he attended Millar College of the Bible in Pambrun, Saskatchewan. It was at Bible College that Jim met his wife-to-be, Diedre, who was also enrolled as a student. Jim graduated with a three-year diploma in April of 1993 and married Diedre in August of that same year. He returned to Millar to further his education in September of 1994 and graduated from the Fourth Year Internship Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Ministries in April of 1995.
Jim and Diedre returned to Sandpoint where Jim began working in construction and as a Roofing Materials Application Specialist (roofer) until he was asked to take over as the Preaching Elder of Kootenai Community Church in December of 1996. Now he counts it as his greatest privilege to be involved in ministering in the Church that ministered to him for so many years. It has been a great adventure!
Jim is the author of Truth or Territory: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare, Selling the Stairway to Heaven, The Prosperity of the Wicked: A Study of Psalm 73, and God Doesn’t Whisper. Jim and Diedre have four children: Taryn, Shepley, Ayden, and Liam.