The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn

Of all the things you could ever learn in life none is greater than this. There is but one God and we call Him the Father. His name is YHWH and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. This simple truth is the greatest thing you’ll ever learn. These things are revealewd “In the volume of the book”. Here’s what the Bible says about God and Christ.

In the Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… by Himself. The angels saw it happen and shouted for joy when they saw the universe unfolding right before their eyes. (Job 38) God made it clear that creation was His work alone and said, “There is no God beside me.” (Isaiah 45:5)

God Formed Adam From Dust

After the earth was perfected God formed Adam from its dust and breathed life into him. God saw it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone so He made Eve to be his companion.  These two lived together in holy innocence until the day they rebelled against God. Foolish Eve was deceived by Satan and foolish Adam was willing to follow her lead. When they willfully disobeyed one of God’s clear commands they were banished from the Garden of Eden and we’ve all suffered ever since. They were driven out of the garden and a flaming sword was placed at the entrance to block them from the Tree of Life. They were destined for immortality until rebellion and death stepped on the scene.

The Messiah Who Was to Come

As the years went on Adam’s descendants filled the earth with violence. Eventually God was so sorry He had made man that He decided to wipe out humanity with a flood. Only Noah’s family survived. In course of time God spoke to one of Noah’s descendants named Abraham. Because of Abraham’s faith God pledged to give him a beautiful land and promised that one of Abraham’s descendants would be the world’s Savior. The Messiah who was to come would set the world right again and somehow God would bring us to our high destiny of eternal life.

The Rebellion That Started in Eden

Abraham’s descendants eventually became the nation of Israel… and like all the people who ever lived before them they messed things up too. The Israelites knew all about God’s promises to Abraham and were quite proud of their unique spiritual inheritance. They carefully observed and enforced their religious traditions but their hearts were far from God. They became hardened by pride and although they thought they were holy and right with God they weren’t. The rebellion that started in Eden had taken root and was alive and well in Israel. Sin held sway in the world.

The Promised Messiah Was Born

And then the Promised Messiah was born! God had made a promise to Abraham and never forgot it. At long last the promised Messiah stepped on the scene! By His sacrifice He would put down Eden’s ancient rebellion and lead His people to the Tree of Life. The curse of death would be lifted and immortality would beckon!

Our next and final posting for Wonderful Theology is the conclusion to this post. It’s titled, “In the Volume of the Book” and we think you’ll like it.  Please come back soon and take a look.  Thanks and God Bless!

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