I been doing some treasure digging lately in scripture. I had been enjoying my journey through the Psalms, what with the raw poetic expressions of the authors pouring out his/her emotions to God. But then I arrived at Psalm 119. I had obviously heard of the grandeur that is this chapter (not to mention it’s intriguing nearness to the median point of scripture). But as I slowly ingest the passages, which have creatively preserved the Hebrew alphabet as headings to break the massive Psalm into more manageable morsels, it has satisfied a need my heart has long desired in Bible study.
The picture of God is a multifaceted picture shrouded in mystery. His image is more on display in the image He made us in (Gen. 1:27). He made us like Him, but what does that look like? What does it mean to be “in the Image of God”? For one, what we look like now is a pale comparison to those He created in the garden. Continue reading “Imago Dei Perceptions”
The most scrutinized and critiqued book of all human history, the Judeo-Christian Scriptures is clearly unique. Based on the evidence of other human works, it stands out as clearly impressive. The author diversity, the time span, the different locations, the different language it’s been written in, and the meticulous translation it has undergone have, in part, led to it’s massively popular status. It’s apparent survival during attempted eradication’s have failed, and actually had and inverted effect. It’s influence has led to the transformation of not only individuals, but entire nations. The amount of original manuscript sources, the authentication from secular and religious individuals identify the book as a historically accurate. The presence of Jesus in the New Testament is the climax of the 66 canonical books, and has his teaching and life has led to an external religious following of now over 2000 years, and over 3 billion people worldwide. Continue reading “Historical validity of Judeo-Christian Scripture”
God, who fabricated the universe from mere seed ideas in His infinite mind, inspired men to scribe the 66 canonical books of Judeo-Christian Scripture. In it, timeless moral principles are presented, in addition to history, poetic literature, prophecy and encouraging letters or epistles. But many of the elements of life are not explicitly stated in Scripture. It is as if God left the latter generations in the dark as knowledge of the physical world increased. But perhaps despair need not be so easily arrived at as far as modern occurrences are concerned. Continue reading “God of the details”