7-Step Progressive Revelation ~ The word revelation essentially means revealing. God has, is, and will, reveal Himself to man in seven distinctive stages. This progression occurs during three distinct major categories: General (or Natural) Revelation, Special Revelation, and Applied Revelation. This series will focus on this unfolding seven step progression.
General Revelation ~ The general revealing of God is the revelation of God to all mankind universally. There are two categories of General (or Natural) Revelation—in this post we look at the first of these.
1—God Revealing Himself through Nature (Creation) ~ “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their linehas gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end; and there is nothing hidden from its heat” (Psalm 19:1-6).
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things” (Romans 1:18-23).
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