God shows revelations of himself through the Bible, and his character is revealed time and time again throughout scripture. Any faulty facts or discrepancies in grammar or data, should not take away from the value that scripture holds. When we read scripture we bring new meaning of interpretations of the truths God shows us, since new eras and environmental factors will be influential on how we process information. The bible is not just a fact book, telling humans stories of the past, but instead the bible is inspired instructions for how we can deal with spiritual and ethical encounters we
When we read and study the Bible, we are able to learn so many different messages and themes. This paper is going to discuss about the fulfillment of God's redemptive promises in Jesus and the New Covenant as expressed in the teaching about God's kingdom, God's choice of his people, Jesus' sacrificial death, and the visible expression of this in churches. The kingdom of the God is one of the common themes to both the Old and New Testament. Since the New Testament builds upon the literal meaning of the Old Testament message, a thorough study of both testaments is necessary to understand the kingdom. The OT concept of the kingdom of God relates directly to God’s sovereignty throughout all the ages.
But where did the Bible come from? That is a mystery in itself. The scriptures were passed down from the disciples of Jesus to holy men throughout the ages by word of mouth until they were written on paper. Creationism arose from the Bible, and the book of Genesis. Christ helped teach these ideas and who's teachings are still followed today is God's son Jesus Christ.
To have faith one must have had a personal experience where it made us feel different and closer to God. The Bible and the traditions we were born into have an effect over those experiences. The notion of personal experience, tradition, and understanding of the Bible plays a role in my personal religious experience. Being born and raised a Christian,Mormon, personal experience carries a significant amount of weight in what I believe and how I approach certain life situations. Experience helps me better understand the Bible itself and the traditions I was born into.
Regarding fulfillment, the New Testament writers have identified Jesus Christ as the Messiah. They believed that the prophecies from the Hebrew Bible have been performed by Jesus and that He was sent by God. First of all, God told Abram in Genesis 12:3 that the world would be blessed through him. A Messianic prophecy was that the Messiah would be a descendent of Abraham, from the tribe of Judah, and also from King David. The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:2-6 reveals that He descended from Abraham, Judah, and King David.
These themes become major points in the biblical meta-narrative. They support the total story. This story answers the questions visited at the beginning ‘why does the earth exist and what is the purpose of human life?’ Each chapter supports his ‘blueprint for earth.’ (189) Alexander does more then just back up his claims, he shows a detailed outline using many bible references, as well as sighting many other sources on the
The Bible is God’s written revelation to humankind. There is a central theme that flows from the beginning to the end of the Bible. That theme is one of redemption and is key to my worldview. The first chapter of the Bible tells us, “ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 New International Version). Let us start here, in the beginning, as we start to form a worldview based on Biblical facts.
“The story of the Bible unfolds in four acts: creation, fall, redemption, and restoration.”(Diffey 2014). The bible starts with God as the creator of the earth, how humanity developed from the original sin, the birth and life of Jesus, the death of Jesus that led to restoration of mankind with God, this leads to humanity analyzing the bible, which then leads to personal reflection on belief. Someone who wants to become a Christian will need to follow what is told in 1 John 5. This verse tells that someone who wants to be a Christian needs to accept the testimony of God by believing in the Son of God and that man will have eternal life. The person will then need to repent for their sins and be baptized as Jesus was.
119:97). However there some suggestions to cope with the study of the Bible in effective manner. The Bible was written a long time ago before us. That is why we need to deal with some back grounds, context, and theology differs with our time. Some hermeneutics principles can help us how to work in the better frame of interpret the Bible, such as the literary context, historical context and how to compare Scripture.
These steps really help with breaking the passage into manageable parts. These also play an important part with the authorial intent and the literary intent of the passage. The one step that stands out the most is step 2, “what are the differences between the Biblical audience and us” (Duvall & Hays, 2012, p. 237). This step plays an important part with trying to understand how the passage relates to our modern situations. It helps to show that the Bible is for every generation on this earth and that each written word from the authors was inspired by God.