Read chapter 3 from Bickel, B. & Jantz, S. (Page 59-83). Knowing the Bible 101. I attached the pdf so you can read it online. After reading the story of the Bible in this format (with the five acts), answer the following questions. Write your answers in 2 pages.
1. According to Bickel and Jantz (1998), what is the main theme of the Bible? (Provide cited support from your text for this theme.).
Answer: According to Bickel and Jantz (1998), the main theme of the bible for both new and old testaments is Jesus. (page 63).
2. How does this theme compare to your current view or understanding of the Bible? https://www.esv.org/resources/esv-global-study-bible/how-to-read-and-understand-the-bible/
Answer: The Bible is inspired by God (2 Timothy 316:17). The Bible is breathed out by God (2 Tim. 3:16). Its writers spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Pet. 1:21). To understand what is written, therefore, we must have our eyes opened by that same Holy Spirit.
3. How can understanding the big picture of the Bible help you as you seek to apply Scripture to course content? (Provide specific examples to support your response.)
Answer: Understanding the big picture of the Bible can help me throughout this class for a number of reasons. One reason is that when writing a paper, I can relate verses in the bible to a real-life experience. Another reason is Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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