He presents the information in an engaging manner, but at times Wright can overstate his purpose. Pastors and lay people alike can benefit from reading Wright’s book as he brings people closer to Jesus by deepening their understanding of the Old Testament. This review has outlined the strengths and weaknesses of the author’s book to give readers an insight into Wright’s theological perspective of the Old Testament in light of the New Testament.
Some of the parables had more than just one thing to gather from them. All of the parables can be found in the Bible under the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The reasons for the use of Jesus’s parables were for someone to be able to fathom more easily, to be more interesting so a person could remember more vividly, so that Jesus could safely use them without being charged with crime for it, and as he spoke in Matthew that the listeners would have a more firm knowledge of the Kingdom of Heaven. Through these few reasons it can be perceived that there was such utter importance of Jesus using parables when he would teach a lesson.
Have you ever wanted to free yourself from the terrors and troublesome times of modern society and escape to a magical place? Clive Staples Lewis, or C.S. Lewis as he is better known, created such a place, in his extremely popular children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia. In these books, Lewis has an underlying message about Christianity. He represents four key aspects of Christianity in this series: Christ and God, evil in the world, and faith.
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It is like the sequel to the Old Testament. I think that the Gospels are important because they help us to better understand Jesus and God. The criticisms of the Gospels help us to also understand more fully the different reasons certain things were important to certain gospel writers and not others. (Bible Dictionary) So, we can mentally put together a full picture of what each of them were attempting to portray to their perspective audiences or congregations. We get help in fully forming our own version of how to live and apply the Good News of Jesus Christ.
This influence was noticeable throughout all of the books in this series however it does not make the story automatically anything more then a great story. There are several basics of the Christian faith that C.S. Lewis believed and that are demonstrated in his writing. A few of the beliefs visible in these books are as follows: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the creation of the world and evil entering the world after creation had occurred not at the same moment it was created, and that there will be an Antichrist who will war with the spiritual forces of good. When writing is influenced by a strong held belief it will show portions of this belief stronger where the author feels it stronger but this does not make mean the story is exactly like the belief held.
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