The Bible Has One Subject

gods-big-pictureThe Bible obviously covers a great deal of ground.  But there is one supreme subject that binds it all together: Jesus Christ and the salvation God offers through him.  That is true not just of the New Testament, but of the Old as well…

Many Christians have an idea that God decided to send Jesus to earth only after his first plan had failed; his original idea (Plan A) was to give people an opportunity to become his people by obeying his law.  But they failed, so he scratched his head and came up with another idea (Plan B): to save people by grace through the death of Jesus.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  God had always planned to send Jesus.  The whole Bible points to him from beginning to end.  In the Old Testament God points forward to him and promises his coming in the future.  In the New Testament God promclaims him to be the one who fulfills all those promises.

~ Vaughn Roberts in God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, page 17.

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