Reading through Bible chronologically will help your understanding of events

A few months ago, someone approached me and excitedly asked me, “Did you know that the Old Testament is not in chronological order?”. This person continued by sharing that they had just discovered that some of the prophets had actually lived during the time of the kings of Israel and of Judah.

The interesting thing is, that this person was not the first one to make this same comment to me. The books of the typical Bible Old Testament are not ordered chronologically, and this can be confusing to someone who doesn’t know, and maybe thinks, that events run chronologically from Genesis to Malachi. Continue reading “Reading through Bible chronologically will help your understanding of events”

What is the Bible: The New Testament

The New Testament of the Bible is full of hope, light, revelation, truth and Eternal Life. If you were given only the New Testament and were asked to answer the question “What is the Bible?”, you would be able to answer, “it is the revelation of Jesus Christ”. The New Testament shares the story of His first coming, and it the confirms the promise of His second coming. The good news for mankind is fully revealed.

The New Testament tells of events from before the birth of Jesus, to sometime near the end of the first century. God now speaks through His Son, Jesus Christ. Continue reading “What is the Bible: The New Testament”

What is the Bible: The Old Testament

The Old Testament of the Bible is a source of shadows, hints, clues and mysteries. If you were given only the Old Testament and were asked to answer the question “What is the Bible?”, you might have a hard time giving a complete answer. The Old Testament is a shadow of things to come. It provides hints and clues and figures but does not reveal the full picture.

The Old Testament tells of events from the creation of the heavens and the earth, until some time before the birth of Jesus. God speaks many times in many ways. Continue reading “What is the Bible: The Old Testament”

What is the Bible: one BIG book? or a LIBRARY of books?

When you first pick up a Bible you might be impressed by its size, by its weight, or by its design. While maybe impressed by the cover, you might also be asking yourself “What kind of book is this?” In reality, you are not alone. Many ask themselves this very question: “What is the Bible?”

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