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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Reasons to call the Bible as one book.

The Bible 
by Rev. Fr. K.K. John
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Reasons to call the Bible as one book.

From Genesis to Revelation it deals with one theme, God’s ultimate redemptive plan. It bears witness to one God and His consistent nature in relation to mankind. 

He revealed Himself in part through the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, then Moses, Judges and Prophets and finally and fully through The Son, Heb.1: 1-2. 

The central character is one, who is Jesus Christ, who is the ‘Word Incarnate' or the ‘Living Word of God.’ “The word took flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). 

He is the ‘Word of God’ (and the word was God) who existed in the beginning (John 1:1), before all creations and who was responsible for all creations. 

Genesis declares him as “the seed of woman,” Gen 3:15. Old Testament is the prophecies regarding His advent. New Testament is about His manifestations and the redemptive activities and Revelation is about His Second Advent. 

Thus the central theme and character are one and the same and hence the whole book is one story; rather a progressive story of unraveling truth, candidly, harmoniously and in perfect and impeccable order. 

The Bible is the ‘inspired word of God,’ 2 Tim.3: 16. ‘Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit,’ 2 Pet.1: 21. Not only that these men wrote what they felt, but also that God inspired them and unfolded the eternal truth and this demands obeisance and careful attention.

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