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 types of mistakes commonly made in copying documents, and how they can be identified in the text.
A fun exercise in examining “textual variants.”
A look at the evidence in the New Testament that demonstrates that New Testament books were viewed and treated as Scripture. They were copied, collected, and widely distributed quickly.
A look at the form of early writings. A brief introduction to three major Bible manuscripts.
A look at early writing technologies and the forms of ancient manuscripts.
A look at how our modern Bibles are arranged and why they take the form they do. | Download Sermon Notes
An examination of the biblical, logical, and theological necessity of the preservation of Scripture. An examination of presuppositions and how to answer objections to Scripture.
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.