Ask most people about the Word of God and the first thing you will hear is that it is too hard to understand. There are too many words, too many themes, and too many different concepts to wrap our minds around. There are too many examples of imperfect people used to try and teach us about perfection. It just takes too much time to devote to reading it…and then who is going to interpret it for us? And so they cannot get beyond the first 3 pages of any of the Bibles books, let alone take on the daunting task of reading the book in its entirety.
Many of these people have a passion for reading. In fact they read voraciously. They can read one novel after another with no problem. This happens because the novels appeal to their passions, their raw emotions as humans filled with lust, greed, arrogance, pride and a multitude of sins that filled the dregs of the cup that Christ drank and died for on the Cross.
But to read the only book that was written personally to each of them by the God of the Universe…well that’s just too much effort; even though this book tells them who God is, who they are and the choice they have to make that will determine their future.
It’s obvious to me that everyone has an opinion on the Book that God wrote and they are very vocal if asked. Yet the opinions of these people were formed by someone else’s opinion, whose opinion was formed by someone else’s opinion, who never once opened the Book to see what was on its pages. In the end most everyone is risking their eternal destiny on the opinions of others rather than taking the time to explore God’s Word for himself or herself. These people could care less about absolute truth or the consequences of ignoring it.
God has made His Word SIMPLE and EASY to understand not complicated and unknowable. He uses an economy of words that explain concepts of great depth so all people can understand what HE means. Rest assured that God always means what He says and says what He means.
With the latter said I am giving you an overview of the Old & New Testaments, 4 Points that will take you through the entire Bible message in about 2 minutes. This will bring the point home that God is God and you are His Child and everything He has written to YOU in His Book is simple enough for His Children to understand. And that YOU….WE …are all without excuse!
The following are 4 Simple Points that contain depths of knowledge beyond our comprehension. For who among those He has created can say they understand Him or even begin to know HIM.
1) God had a vision to create an ultimate Holy and Eternal World where God and man would co-exist. This vision became reality when God said, “Let there be Light….” And so there was a place where God and man could walk together in a garden, in the cool of the day.
2) Sin entered into this pristine world, twisting the relationship between God and man. This disease born on the dark wings of a fallen angel named Lucifer (SATAN) spread to every man and woman made in the image of God for all time.
3) Two worlds now existed side by side. Two dimensions occupying the same space but not the same time. God in one and man in the other. But God promised to send JESUS His Son to redeem mankind and the world he lived in and re-unite both planes of existence…into ONE. And so the God / Man, the Jewish Messiah of Israel, the Christ of His Church was born into the world to die for the world opening a narrow road to heaven where the SAVED could find their way home.
4) In the beginning everything was made new. Then for a time everything new became old and life became a cycle of continuing birth and death. But just as God had created the beginning He also created the New Beginning of the End. God would bring forth, at the End of Time, new birth pangs that would ultimately give birth to the blending of a New Earth and New Heaven, a place without SIN, where God and Man again would walk together forever.
The Bible is the Greatest Non-Fiction Story Ever Written and your Father…Almighty God wrote it especially for you and to you. And I heard God the Father say to me in my heart.
Ernie ….Remind MY Children that I LOVE THEM.