The Bible Is An Overarching Theme Of Creation, Fall, And Then Redemption

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The Bible is a long book with many smaller books. The story of the bible is one of creation, fall, and then redemption. Throughout the bible is an overarching theme of redemption of humanity for the sin committed in the Garden of Eden. Since that event humanity has been on a path of redemption that is fully realized in the final book of Revelations. I will show the Bible has an overall theme around God’s kingdom and how through Christ he brings man back into his presence through sacrifice.
Creation
The story of the Bible begins with Creation of all things. Genesis 1:1 starts with “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” After God creates the earth he creates man in his image, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” The kingdom of God is described in Genesis; the imagery used is that of trees and a river. Genesis 2:9-10 describe the two great trees and the river, “The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden.” The Kingdom of God in the beginning is a simple kingdom where man and God live together and everything is perfect and provided for. This kingdom of God is great for man is under God’s authority and worries for nothing. Vaughn Roberts describes the kingdom in the garden, “God’s people, Adam and Eve, live in God’s place, the garden of Eden, under God’s rule; as a result, they enjoy God’s…

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