Only those who remained blameless and free of sin would reach God’s presence. Salvation in the Old Testament is viewed primarily as a means of going to heaven, which calls for obedience of Gods commandments to be worth before Him. Although this is similar to the New Testament, the New Testament mainly emphasizes on deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died to redeem his people from sin and its consequences. Salvation in the Old Testament was mainly based on faith in God (Kärkkäinen 63). For instance, God considered Abraham, who was faithful to him, as a man through whom he would raise a great generation that would please and obey Him.
2. The Davidic Covenant Because David was a man after God’s own heart, he found favour in the sight of God. God took him from following sheep and wearing a sheep coat and made him a ruler over His people Israel. The greatest of blessings David ever enjoyed as part of God’s favour upon his life was when God declared, “I have made a covenant with My chosen. I have sw0rn to David my servant, I will establish your seed forever, and build your throne to all generations…Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David” (2 Samuel 7:13, 16).
God used these covenants, promises to His people, to hold mankind accountable for their own use of free will. They either choose to follow God and live a life of happiness and faith, or they choose to live a life of pain and fear without
Every covenant God has made with mankind is extremely important, each and every one of them shaping this history of God on earth. David’s covenant is so significant because David shows his amazing faith in God, trusting in Him to build a kingdom, one that cannot be held by a sinner or it will be torn from him, one that is to be secured not by himself but in one of his descendants. The kingdom will not even happen if the descendants of David are unrighteous and rebellious towards God. The kingdom will be established and reign under a descendant of David, God promises that the thrown shall be established forever. Isaiah sees this son of David, a “Prince of Peace” who establish and uphold the kingdom with justice and righteousness.
It further goes on to talk of living as a community, and it is in a community that we are able to manifest the image of God. It is in this regard to acknowledge that human relationship is very important to God and it must serve as an example for us to follow despite our ethnic or tribal differences. This tells us that God in His own wisdom wants us to live as one people without any discrimination. The Bible also stress that we should not oppress any person of a different tribe. This reference is clearly seen in the Book of Exodus where God told the Jewish people not to despise the other tribe for they were once a tribe in Egypt.(Exodus:23:9).
Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
Because once we accept Jesus in our lives as our Lord and Saviour we try and imitate Him. He is our friend and companion for life but when we sin, sin separates us from him. This does not mean that we do not qualify for eternal life but we do not want to live a life without Jesus by our side. People who are friends with each other do not do opposite things but try and copy from each other. We need to copy how Jesus lived; He was pushed many times by wrong teachers and Pharisees but His self-control was just amazing.
Through it all, however, Joseph trusts and obeys God. When we get to the end of the story we see that God was there all the time working in his life. We may not know how God is working or why He allows certain things to happen in our lives. But we can rest assured that God knows what He is doing and whatever He does or allows is for the best. We may not ever fully understand God’s actions or work while we are on this earth, but one day in eternity we will be able to look back and see that He was there all the time.
Having his origin from the Jewish clan of Benjamin, he himself described about his personality as a man who was Hebrew of Hebrews; in respect to the Law of Moses, a self-righteous Pharisee; as for passion, oppressing the Christian Church through threats and by force, as for legalistic justice, impeccable. (Philippians 3:4-6) Even after so many grudges for the Holy Christ and Christianity, he got converted as one of the highest and most profound Disciples of his time in spreading the words of Christ and serving Christianity after his miraculous meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus in which he was granted evangelism by the Christ himself. While he was fighting against Christianity, Saul put all his efforts devotedly to attempt and halt the progression of Christianity. Undeniably, when Stephen (the first Christian martyr who has been documented in the New Testament) was persecuted, Saul was present there and his martyrdom inspired him so much that he himself became a
Each word shows that the heart of Moses is full of zeal and devotion to his God. He speaks for the good of the nation. Throughout the discourse obedience to the Law is emphasized ... obedience from a loving heart, not obligation. 17 First Moses repeats the Ten Words, the Ten Commandments, and tells Israel to obey them, without turning aside to the right or to the left, so that they may extend their days on earth and so that they become many. "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Jehovah" (6: 4).
Since initially puritans, migrated together as a family, it established a sense that they were going to things as one, the community first than themselves. Religion, or more to say, God, was the leading point in which the Puritan’s were able to stumble upon the land since it was given to them. Thus how “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” comes into play, since God has to be praised and adored for him to bless us. God is the greater good and for which we have to follow. If not just like there is God, there is evil and that evil will take you with growing flames.
In the eyes of a 19th century Caucasian man, this song exemplified heaven as home; however, every slave knew that heaven was their refuge from life’s hardships. The songs “Amazing Grace” and “Go Down, Moses” are also excellent examples of gospel songs that share the good news of God. “Amazing Grace” has become popularized throughout the Christian religion and shares a message of hope and redemption. “Amazing Grace” speaks about being redeemed, because Jesus Christ washed away our sins when he died on the cross. Even if someone has sinned, the person can believe in God and be sent to heaven where he will prosper and be saved from damnation.
I believe this because Jesus gave his own life for us saving us from our sins. To save us from our own wrongdoings. My favorite bible verse often reminds of God’s love for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John
After conquering the people, God warned the Israelites to be mindful in their well doing, that they dare turn to other gods, that would ignite His anger upon them (Deuteronomy 31;16-18). ‘Joshua is the book of Israel’s holy war. It describes how the Israelites took possession of Canaan as fulfillment of the promise that God had given centuries before to the patriarchs Abrahams, Isaac and Jacob. The name Joshua means “The Lord is Savior,” as he took hold of the leadership after Moses’s death. The book of Joshua is part of the primary history of the Hebrew Bible narrating the history of Israel from the creations of the world until the Babylonian exile.