Isaiah is the most complete scroll found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This ancient scroll nearly exactly matches the book of Isaiah that is found in our current Bibles. Isaiah was an Old Testament prophet who wrote about the "coming Messiah" (aka Savior) somewhere between 701 and 681BC. The Old Testament prophets were people who had … Continue reading Jesus, the fulfillment of Prophecy
Have you heard of the Passover? Every year, in the Springtime, Jewish people around the world celebrate something known as the Passover. The Passover is a seven day celebration of the children of Israel's Exodus from Egypt. Exodus means a "mass departure of people" In 1 Kings 6, the Bible literally tells us that the … Continue reading The Passover Lamb
How do I introduce Jesus in just a few short paragraphs? Where do I start? As we saw from previous posts, God Almighty set up the Sacrificial system in the Garden of Eden, setting up the substitution principle whereby the blood of the innocent could atone for the blood of the guilty. God's Word states … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
The sacrificial system is very foreign to those of us living in the West in the 21st century. But, in the days of Ancient Israel, and even further back than that, it was well understood. God established the sacrificial system in the Garden of Eden as a way to atone (repair, reconcile) for the sin … Continue reading The Sacrificial System
Adam and Eve sinned by eating from the forbidden tree in the Garden. This means that Adam and Eve were in danger of becoming permanently separated from their Creator. This delighted the serpent but greatly saddened the Father and all of Heaven. God, then did something unexpected! "The LORD God made garments of skin for … Continue reading Death is the consequence of sin
If you're a parent, your patience has undoubtedly been tested. Kids can be downright difficult, and even infuriating. Even the best parent can be brought to the edge of sheer rage, and some of us have crossed that threshold from time to time. It's test after test; age after age. Seven going on 17, kids … Continue reading The Patient Parent
After the Fall of man, and Adam and Eve's pathetic attempt to clothe themselves in fig leaves, God saw their embarrassment, their fear, their feelings of vulnerability and He felt compassion for them. And...there was more. God did something very unexpected! God killed some animals (remember there had been no death in the Garden before this), … Continue reading God provides temporary clothing
As soon Adam and Eve "fell" (into sin), they realized that they were naked. Giggles...apparently they had been running around in the garden, naked as jay birds, but blissfully unaware of this fact. There was no sin in the Garden, so being naked wasn't a problem. This is a good time to introduce a very … Continue reading Naked and afraid
We find the account of the forbidden tree in Genesis 3:2. Here we see God warn Adam and Eve that they would "surely die" if they were to eat from the "forbidden tree". The serpent told Eve that eating from the tree would make them wise, that they would be "like God" knowing the difference … Continue reading What is the forbidden “tree”?
What caused Adam and Eve to eat from the forbidden tree? Why did they do it? God had given them literally everything that they could ever want or need. He had warned them that they would "surely die" if they ate from that tree? Why did they do it? Adam and Eve weren't alone in … Continue reading The serpent in the garden