Stop and Think about the Bible

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And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.  Genesis 17:17

  • Contemporary culture constantly presses for new versions of old values, because they contend that human values are evolving in a manner similar to the evolution of living things. What part of this promise from God refutes the whole concept of evolving values?
  • What central person in this verse is the source of value and interpretation of history?
  • What does this verse contribute to your understanding of history? If you anchor your analysis on this verse, will you consider history to be a cycle of events, a series of intersections, or a singular present that moves on a single line? If none of these models makes sense to you, what is your view of history?
  • Why does it matter what your view of history is?
  • What is the difference between the God you love and serve and the God Abraham loved and served?

By Katherine Harms, author of Oceans of Love available for Kindle at Amazon.com.

Image: Torah Scroll
Source: http://library.duke.edu/exhibits/hebrewbible/torah.html
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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