Click the following link to download a PDF of the Notes: Life After Death in OT NOTES
Isn’t he also the Father of the faith for Jews and Muslims? And didn’t he write an important book for the Mormons?
Do I have to be a person of great faith like Abraham for God to accept me?
These questions and much more are what we will cover in this podcast on Abraham.
I’ll start with an overview of the incredible archeological finds that have literally uncovered streets in the city of Ur and buildings that were there when Abraham lived there. We will do an overview of Abraham’s life and then compare the Biblical view of Abraham with the Abraham of the Muslim and Mormon faiths.
Finally, you’ll see why it isn’t the moral character and the perfection of Abraham that made him acceptable to God, but the character of his God, who always has and always will provide salvation to those who trust him, not by works, but by faith.
Most people have heard about Job, the character in the Bible who went through the loss of everything in his life. It’s a classic story of pain and loss with a great ending.
What this podcast will show you is that the book is much more than a story, but the true story of a man who went through unbelievable pain for no apparent reason, who endured the accusations and tormenting from his friends, and who finally was confronted with God himself.
This podcast answers many questions including who is Satan? What about people who never hear about God? Do people live after they die? Did people in the Old Testament believe that? How do we comfort others (and ourselves) when we suffer?
Listen and be challenged and comforted.
How did we get here?
Is God real and what is He like?
What messed things up?
Who is Satan and what power does he have?
Why do innocent people suffer? Not just Job, all Genesis characters. Why me?
What does God want from us?
That’s what we are going to start to cover in this series, but before that in the podcast below we are going to go over the presuppositions that undergird the teaching for this podcast.
Because our presuppositions determine our conclusions—you should know mine.
We’ll also look at time and eternity, how God can see the beginning from the end, look at an interesting chart of how long the Patriarchs lived and much more.
Here is the chart of the long lives of Bible Characters and how oral history could have been transmitted
In these two books, we not only find the answers to the questions of why we are here and why there is suffering, but these books lay the foundation for the major themes of the rest of the Bible. Genesis is quoted over 200 times in the New Testament and understanding this book, its grounding in history, and its major themes will help you understand the rest of the Bible better.
Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 in the Orchard Community Church Library, Ventura, CA or anytime through our PODCAST for a life-changing journey!
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This series will start January 6 and continue every Sunday. Podcasts and notes will be available on this site by Sunday afternoon.