Monday, December 8, 2008

The Bible is ONE Book...not two

THE BIBLE IS ONE BOOK

The Bible is not a composite of two books nor sixty-six books with
conflicting concepts and teaching.

It is, rather, one book recording the acts of
God under two primary covenants (Old and New Testaments).

Doctrinally there is no conflict between the two. They are altogether compatible and in mutual
agreement.

We believe literally that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

The themes in the Old and New Testaments are the same: God’s holiness,
righteousness and mercy; and man’s alienation and estrangement from God
through disobedience.

It might surprise you to know that the Jewish people do not rely on works for salvation—they know the only way to salvation is through the Messiah.

The basic significance of the New Testament is uniquely a Jewish one: the fulfillment of the messianic hope. The New Testament writers, with perhaps the exception of Luke, are all Jews.
The early Apostles and followers of Jesus are also Jewish. There is nothing in the New Testament that is non-Jewish or anti-Jewish.

Quite the contrary, Jesus’ entire message taught that:

Only the merciful were to receive mercy, only the forgiving could expect forgiveness and that love would be the sign of His true disciples.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi Deanna:

I was wondering if you wrote this yourself, or is it an excerpt? If an excerpt, would you please tell me where you found it, so I could look into it a bit more. Thanks!

Dawn said...

I know where you got that from. Hee hee. :-) I can't wait to get my hands on this book! Do you have it? Or plan on ordering it as well?

Blessings,
Dawn

Jer.6:16

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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