LISTEN: The Bible Is Trustworthy; Theology of the Edenic Era, Part 1 (The Study of God with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

This podcast is designed to give you a basic understanding of God, the Bible, and Christian beliefs. J. Dwight Pentecost said, “There is no higher activity in which the mind may be engaged than the pursuit of the knowledge of God.”

Today’s passage of Scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4-5 which reads: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Today’s words from a theologian are from Martin Chemnitz. He said: “For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in order that there may be a union between Him and us.”

Our first topic for today is titled “What Are the Implications of the Bible Being the Word of God? (Part 2)” from the book, “Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day” by Dr. Daryl Aaron.

The Bible Is Trustworthy

Because God is faithful and always can be trusted to do what he says, the Bible, as the Word of God, also can be trusted. The theological way of saying this is that the Bible is infallible. This word frequently gets used as a synonym for inerrant, but, more precisely, it says more by taking an additional step (based on inerrancy): Because the Bible is without error, it will never fail in its message or purpose, nor will it ever cause anyone to fail, be led into error, or be fooled into believing something unworthy of belief.

Jesus made a startling statement that reflects this idea in Matthew 5:17-18: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”

Our second topic for today is titled “Theology of the Edenic Era: Creation and Its Purpose” from “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Dr. Paul Enns.

The Creator

No defense is given concerning the existence of God. The record concerning Him is simply, “In the beginning God.” The existence of God is assumed. He reveals Himself as Elohim, which is related to the name El, having a root meaning of “power” or “fear.” It suggests “God’s greatness or superiority over all other gods.” The name Elohim identifies God as “the subject of all divine activity revealed to man and as the object of all true reverence and fear for men.” It emphasizes His sovereignty; His role as Judge; His majesty or glory; His role as the Savior God; and His intimacy with His people.

While God presents Himself as a transcendent God, He is also immanent, seeking fellowship with man. He recognizes the creation of man as very good; He creates man in His own image and likeness that He may have a relationship with man and that man may rule over the earth; He speaks with man; He creates an environment especially for man; He tests man’s loyalty; He seeks man.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.