The Story Behind the Onepiece of the Holy Bible
The cornerstone of the edifice of the supreme house of God, the house of worship has always been a place of reflection for its inhabitants. The Bible is no different. It is a revelation of God to the world and shows His plan of salvation. Within the confines of the Bible, man has learned the purpose of his existence and is prepared for the ultimate meet. The history of the Bible reveals God’s choices and punishment for sin, helping man to be transformed by regeneration.
In the history of the Bible, there were men who had a calling to prophecy. They were men who, by their religious teachings, had a following of people who believed in them and followed the dictates of the writings. Among these men was a certain Paul – a name that carried weight of reputation.
The method that these authors used to communicate their message was by use of songs. The book of Acts describes the Song of praise to God, recorded by Paul when he was traveling in Acts 19:18 through the wilderness. The scene of the encounter described by Acts describes how Paul countryside pupils were flocking to the prison in order to hear the words of the Lord. A large majority of these pupils bore the inscription which read, ‘Lights, glory, and honor be yours.’
Acts details the travels of Paul as he taught the word of God. He declared to the men of Thessalonica that he was sent not to destroy the churches, but to fulfill them. His mission was to insure that Christ and the Holy Spirit would dwell upon the world.
The word translated as ‘light’ in 1:6 is probably angel.
The connection between angel and ‘light’ is probably drawn from the fact that angelic light enables one to see God.
‘Henceforth’, verse 8, matches that of the Paul’s declaration in Acts 4:32 that ‘God is light.’
The ongoing description of the ‘long-suffering’ God, and the idea that God’s purpose in sending Paul was to insure that men would know God, leads us to think of Romans 12:2 as providing us with an audio bible for our educational reference.
The word translated as ‘long-suffering’ is probablyBridge.
The reference to God’s providence in the design and placement of things is addressed to the notion ofproledirection. Religious education resources almost always contain much material that relates to Biblical history and other areas of theology. The idea is fostered by the fact that God is ‘long-suffering’ us – He doesn’t give us everything He wants to give, but He does Repeatedly Show Us His Progress.
The ‘development’ of phrase, phrase, or verse is probably a reference to the thoughts of someone developing a pattern of teaching and learning that is aimed at everyone, churchgoers and non-churchgoers alike. It is the goal of the teacher to lead his hearers in the ever changing times, and Christ’s problem with the world is that it is vigorously changing, and has many moving parts.
Is it a Too Much of a Cop-out?
Perhaps some would see this as a cop-out. After all, the writer has just contradicted himself, by saying that passage is not an example of inaccurate literal analysis, but it is also a stab at his opponents. I believe that it is neither careless nor an attempt to avoid conflict. Rather, I see this as a logical necessity in the writing; he is reacting to his opponents (and possibly his opponents2) and trying to draw a distinction (even though most would see the disconnect) between them and himself.
So the next time you find yourself arguing with a friend or colleague about the veracity of the word ‘never’ (in context), I challenge you to try and find fault with the following passage of scripture:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
What? durst thou not see, that whatsoever words are spoken by me, are spoken by God?
perceiving by subtlety of the Almighty that men are enemies, and that God alone, be itSource of all life, is our God: for he that worshipeth not God, shall not worship God,
(Romans 12:6) I am convinced that God and the Word of God are identical.
The Primitive Church had three purposes: to serve the spiritual, social and political functions of society. It held a political presence at the local, regional and federal levels. It had evangelistic purposes, promoting the Gospel, the Kingdom of God and the Church.
At the local level it was made up of local assemblies called councils.