Books of the Bible

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  • The Bible: The Book Of Obadiah

    The prophetic book takes its name after the prophet who received the vision. The name Obadiah means “servant of the LORD”. It is the smallest book in the Old Testament. There is no information about the author. Sanhedrin 39b (Talmud) said Obadiah was Ahab’s servant. Pseudo-Epiphanius said he was King Ahaziah’s military official (thus the book must have been written in 842 B.C.). John Calvin said he could have been an eyewitness to the destruction of Jerusalem which suggests that the book must have been written in 586 B.C. (Ibibio, n.d).Some say the name could be a title. Most scholars agree that Obadiah wrote in the 840s B.C., a few years before Joel and he was Elisha’s contemporary. The genre of the book is classical Hebrew prophetic poetry. The author uses imagery, rhetorical questions, irony, repetition, and various…

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  • The Book Of Genesis: The First Book Of The Bible

    The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Bible. Placed at the opening of the Hebrew Scriptures, Genesis is the first of the five books of Moses, known as the Pentateuch. Genesis is the book of beginnings. Genesis describes such important beginnings as the Creation, the fall of man, and the early years of the nation of Israel. The beginning of salvation history, the story of God and man, sin and grace, wrath and mercy, covenant and redemption also begins in the Book of Genesis. The Book of…

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  • Paul's Salvation

    Author: Paul is clearly the author of the book of Romans as it is stated in Romans 1:1 that he is the author of this book. Before Paul’s salvation, he was known as a great persecutor of the Christians the evidence of this would be in Acts 7:58, Acts 8:1, Acts 9:1-2, and Philippians 3:5-6 all of this scripture furthers the truth that Paul was known for being a persecutor of Christians at this time in his life. His salvation came at the Damascus Road in Acts 9 where his name changed from Saul to…

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  • Depravity In The Bible

    Total Depravity A God. A man. A woman. A fruit. A choice. A separation. A disease. One of the most widely known stories of the Bible is of Adam and Eve. It is the story of creation by God who gave Adam and Eve a single rule-- don’t eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. However, they do anyway. This cataclysmic event triggered the end of life as they knew and would change the future for all of us. Sin was released upon the earth like ink spilled over a white paper. This…

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  • Discernment On Exodus In The Book Of The Bible

    Discernment on Exodus Being that this book is the second of the Old Testament, following Genesis, one would expect consistency in the story telling theme. Although all characters in Genesis were related through family ties, they all made part of varying stories that supported ultimately the same message. In the other hand, the book of Exodus is one that elaborates on one single character whose story extends to different events, which I feel concurred with Genesis’ message; loyalty to God that…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Roman Road

    There are many different views on whether the biblical book of Romans accurately displays an accurate display of the gospel through the use of the “Roman Road” dialog. The Roman Road utilizes specific scriptures throughout the book and lays the foundation for the non-believer to get a glimpse of our sin and God’s grace and forgiveness. The method starts by declaring humans are sinful people, Romans 3:10 “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;” Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and…

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  • Christian Service In The Military

    and which one is the correct view? First, facts will need to be gathered on both main viewpoints. The two main viewpoints are rather simple: one view hold that a Christian can and should join the military, while the other adopts a more pacifistic approach to the issue of Christian military service. The pro-military view uses many different passages from the Old Testament to state that God is seemingly okay with some war, while also using passages from Romans to state submission to a…

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  • Christianity In The Bible: The Book Of Revelation

    The Book of Revelation is the last book of the Bible, and one that has been the topic of many debates over the years. Revelation is the prophetic book written by John the Apostle around A.D. 95, while he was exiled to the island of Patmos. The purpose of this book was to encourage Christians to remain faithful while we wait for Christ's return and to offer hope that we have the victory in the end. The key themes of this book include Christ's return, the faithfulness of Christians, God's…

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  • Jesus: The Genealogy Of Jesus

    The book of Matthew portrays Jesus as the promised Jewish Messiah and the fulfillment of Old Testament hopes and prophesies. For example, Matthew 1:1 states, “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son Abraham.” From the beginning, Matthew writes to a Jewish audience and clearly states his purpose to depicts Jesus as the King of the Jews. He continues on to describe Jesus’ entire Jewish genealogy, which clearly portrays Jesus as Christ of the Jews. Additionally, in…

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  • Jonah And The Bible: The Book Of Jonah

    whale for God’s purpose. He was being punished for not being aligned with God’s plans. The sea would play a role because it stored the beast that saves Jonah. It is miraculous and that is what makes it so memorable. How would you describe your relationship to Jonah I see Jonah as I see the rest of the Bible’s books as sacred text that goes along with the whole history of humanity. I can honestly say I have overlooked the prophets and have stayed primarily in the New Testament or the…

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