The Book of Beginnings.
I want to take you
through the entire Volume of Holy Scripture,
book by book and show you
the message of each book
and its relation to the whole Word of God.
That will be the easy part.
Here’s the tough part
—I plan to cover one entire book
in each of the succeeding chapters.
We will begin, of course,
with Genesis, the book of beginnings.
What I hope to do in these studies
is to give you a zoom-lens
view of Holy Scripture.
I trust the Lord will use them
to help you see clearly
that the Message of this Book,
from Beginning to End is Jesus Christ
and Him Crucified, and that
you will be able to grasp more fully
the Whole Truth of God,
the Whole of Divine Revelation.
We read in Genesis 1:1-3;
—”In the Beginning God Created
the Heaven and the Earth.
And the Earth
was without form,
and darkness was on the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God
Moved on the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.”
Here is a picture of redemption.
In chapter 50, verses 24-26,
”And Joseph said to his brethren,
I die: and God will surely Visit you,
and bring you out of this land
to the land which He Swore
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
And Joseph took an oath
of the children of Israel,
saying, God will surely Visit you,
and you will carry up
my bones from hence.
So Joseph died,
being an hundred and ten years old:
and they embalmed him,
and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.”
Discovering Jesus Christ In All The Scriptures
by Don Fortner.
The Book of Genesis opens with a picture of Redemption;
and it closes with a promise of Redemption;
and everything between Genesis 1:1 and 50:26
shows either our desperate need of Redemption
or God’s marvelous method of Redemption
and Grace by Jesus Christ.
There is no greater wonder,
no greater miracle in the world
than the BIBLE you can hold in your hand.
The Lord God, in Great Mercy and Grace,
has given us His Word in one Blessed,
Holy, Inspired Volume,
and has given it to us in our language,
so that we can read it, hear Him Speak,
and learn of Him.
The Book of God is a Great, Tremendous,
Let us Honor it as God
Who gave us His Word Honors It
shown us in Psalm 138:2;
“I will worship
toward thy holy temple,
and praise Your Name
for Your Loving-kindness
and for Your Truth:
for You have Magnified Your Word
above All Your Name.”
( because God’s Word
and HIS CHARACTER
and NAMES !)
Surely, we to whom THE BIBLE is given,
we who are made to profit by THE BIBLE,
Honor THE BIBLE.
We Honor the Book of God by reading it,
believing it, seeking to understand it,
and living by it.
In doing so, we will Honor our God.
Evidence of Inspiration
One of the most powerful
and unanswerable evidences
of the inspiration
of the Bible is its Unity.
One message runs through THE BIBLE’S pages
One Person is Portrayed, Prophesied,
Presented, and Proclaimed throughout the Book of God
= The Lord Jesus Christ.
Yet, the Scriptures were written
over a period of hundreds of years
by numerous and diverse men,
most of whom never knew one another,
written under extremely diverse conditions,
containing neither error nor contradiction of any kind.
That fact cannot be explained
except by one thing—God did it.
—”For the Prophecy came
not in old time by the will of man:
but holy men of God spoke
as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost”
(2 Pet. 1:21).