The Story published by Zondervan is an excellent condensed version of God’s redemptive story. In 31 chapters, the highlights of the Bible are threaded together so that the reader might gain insight into the high points of the historical sequence of events of Genesis through Revelation. Continue reading
”Day of War” by Cliff Graham is the first book of the “Lion of War Series” describing the mighty men of Israel during the time of David’s rise to rulership as king. Cliff Graham is a chaplain in the US Army National Guard and has traveled to Israel in his study of history, geography, military tactics and culture. It is an intensely well-written novel of heroic proportions. Details are graphically laid out to engage the heart of any man who accepts the cost of gaining freedom for his people.
There are several books set out to grab the heart of men. This book purposes to walk closely with Scripture to amplify the context of men seeking to honor the Lord and protect their women in King David’s day. This book, and likely the series, is destined to be made into an epic theater presentation.
The miracle of God is that He communicates to us. We, His creatures, rejected God in the Garden of Eden, prior to the flood, at the Tower of Babel, at the incarnation of Christ and we will reveal our rejection of Him prior to His return and even at the end of the Millennial Kingdom. It’s a miracle of God’s mercy that He communicates to us from His holiness.
There is no way that we could ever understand God unless He revealed Himself to us. Because He is infinite and we are finite, He had to reveal Himself to us in ways and language that we could understand. It would be impossible for man to understand the infinity of God’s person and purpose. So God revealed Himself in nature we call General Revelation and He revealed Himself in Jesus and Scripture we call Special Revelation. We can only learn about some aspects of God in General Revelation (Romans 1:18-20). We needed Special Revelation to understand God’s plan for man.
Here’s the key to understanding God’s plan:
God’s divine plan can only be fully understood by the completed canon of Scripture. It is from progressive revelation over a period of 1500 years by 40 authors that God’s Administration of History can be fully understood.
As was stated under “Explaining Divine History – Part 2” the Bible must be interpreted with a literal historico-grammatical approach to interpretation. Some people develop their theology and then use various forms of interpretation to make Scripture fit that theology. Please refer back to that segment for a clarification of biblical interpretation. What we need to understand is that God’s plan and history will only be understood by the completed canon of Scripture and then only when it is harmonized in, through and by means of all Scripture. Leave the world behind and study God’s Word and you’ll understand Divine History.
· God does all the work at salvation and man does not do anything John 1:12-13