Revelation in parts
“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.” Hebrews 1:1, NKJV. As stated above, in the past, God revealed Himself, gave promises and instructions to the humankind in parts, never as a whole. The full revelation of God had to await the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In the Old Covenant time, God spoke about His plans for the humankind, to individuals and the prophets in person, and dreams and visions. However, in the Messiah, God the Father united Himself with the humankind, so they were able to see Him, as He spoke to the people through Jesus. John 14:9.
This series of the blogs aims to examine at the messages and the events depicted in the Old Covenant Scriptures, to learn what they say, infer, and allude to, about the Messiah; the God with us, Jesus Christ. This series of blogs will not search for projectiles to fire at those who hold an alternate view. The fulfillment of these messages, as given in the New Covenant Scriptures, will be included. While much of the Old Covenant Scriptures concern with the history of Israel, God’s chosen people; however, throughout the Old Covenant Scriptures, God expressed or alluded to His plans for the humankind. Accordingly, this series of blogs will start from The Beginning, The Genesis narrative of creation.
The primary aim of the book of Genesis was to establish the beginning of Israel as a nation. The people, in those days, to be a nation had to have the origin as a people. So, the Jews, in the Babylonian exile, endeavored to create an impressive beginning for the Jewish people, worshiping one God. The beginning of the Jewish people had to have a more remarkable beginning because God chose to trough them bring the Messiah into the world. Accordingly, the beginning of the Jewish nation, in the Genesis narrative, traces back to the beginning of the humankind. The beginning of the Jewish nation, therefore, present a world-view that is neither theological nor philosophical in its nature.
Nevertheless, the theological inferences, in many cases, exist. The intent of the Genesis narrative is not to convey an accurate chronological account of the historical events and data. The pursuit of a precise chronology and mechanics in the Genesis narrative is not fruitful. Therefore, this series of blogs will pursue and describe the theological inferences concerning the good news and their significance only.
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