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The story of God’s plan to save the world from sin and death.
The Holy Trinity
God as 3 people
A kinship bond between two parties, with conditions or obligations established byan oath
It symbolized the cutting away of the things that draw us away from God
Throughthis, the firstborn son was given the father’s inheritance as well as authorityover the family
Original State of Holiness and Justice
Eventuallyfully share in the divine life and loving relationship of the Holy Trinity
Four points of salvation history
- 1. Holy trinity (God's original plan of having us be a part of him)
- 2. When original state of holiness was severed by Adam/Eve
- 3. Gradual restoration of covenants up to Jesus
- 4. Bible tells us God's salvation history
Man was created in whose Image?
How do humans show that they are created in the image of God?
Through loving in our relationships
What was the condition of the first covenant that God made with man at the time of Creation?
Don't eat the forbidden fruit
What were the consequences of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit?
Death enters humanity
Four parts of the covenant with Noah
- 1. Promise
- 2. Conditions
- 3. Bond in Blood
- 4. Sign of this covenant
Promise of Noah's covenant
Not to destroy humanity again
Conditions of Noah's covenant
- No murder
- No eating animals with life blood still in them
Bond in blood of Noah's covenant
Kill and you'll be killed
Three promises made to Abraham:
- I will:
- Make you a great nation,
- Make your name great
- Bless people through you
Covenant of Circumcision
God required Abraham to do/signifies that Abraham will be cut off from the promises of the covenant.
Through this position of power he is able to save the nation of Israel from famine. He tells his brothers that God sent him to Egypt so that he could save his brothers from famine.
What Moses was sent to Egypt for
Free israelites from slavery
The four parts of the covenant that was made between Moses and God:
- Bond in Blood
- Sign of the Covenant.
Sign of Noah's covenant