Genuine faith is based upon hearing the word of God and being convinced that it is true. The ability to gather, combine, explain, and reveal, what the entire purpose of the Bible is, in a single publication, is the goal of this book. Evidence, prophecy, history and religion are of no use to anyone unless there is a personal application. We must be able to understand the purpose of the Bible, in context with our own life. The only way that this can be accomplished is if we can understand the big picture of the scriptures and comprehend their relevance, ourselves. Although this was the original purpose of the Bible, religion and men have complicated and clouded the scriptures so that many people find the Bible irrelevant today.
As we begin this journey of discovery, first we must be convinced that the writers of the Bible have told the truth. We must have confidence in the story itself, before our mind can accept what is written. The best way to accomplish this goal is to know and understand the writers and what their objectives were when they recorded these things.
One of the problems that exists in the world today is a lack of knowledge in spiritual matters. Many people have been turned off by religious people, institutions, and their books. While this trend is certainly understandable, considering the false religious climate that exists today, we should also consider that spiritual truth can be known.
If God exists and He wants for us to know Him, then it is certainly reasonable that He has made this possible. Since it was by words that God created the universe, it would also be logical that He would chose to communicate with us by words. The Bible exists as a singular collection of documents which accomplishes this task, with precision. The problem is that not many people today really know what the Bible has to say, or understand its relevance.
There is a story in the New Testament that describes an Ethiopian man of great authority who was traveling along a road in Israel. He was reading from the ancient scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Phillip happen to come along and noticed the young man in deep contemplation. “Do you understand what you are reading,” he asked the Ethiopian. “How can I,” the young man replied. “I have no one to explain it to me.”
At that moment, Phillip got up into the chariot and began to take this young man back through all of the Hebrew prophecies that concern the Messiah, and explain each one to him and what they mean. It was by a careful and thoughtful explanation that this young man was able to comprehend what he was reading.
It is with this goal in mind, that I have written this book. After my own journey of 41 years, seeking to understand what this Ethiopian saw and learned, I am convinced that every person should at least, have the opportunity to see these things for themselves.
This book takes the reader through a process where the story of the Bible is told in a way that allows the reader to understand what the entire narrative is all about. For those who need facts and evidence, this book fully validates each claim that is made. For those who just want to read and enjoy the images that come to our mind when we read the words and storyline, you will be immersed into a period of history that few people have known. For the skeptic and unbeliever, you have an opportunity to examine the vast amount of evidence that exists today, that fully validates that God has proven His existence and His deep desire for you to know Him.
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