It is not the lord’s fault that we are separated from sin, but it is our fault, because of our sins.
Judges 21:25, “in those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” What does this refrain indicate about the spiritual state of the people?
indicate how humanity (including Israel) constantly struggled in idolatry and rebellion against God “doing what was right in their own eyes”
What is the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 known as and what does it mean?
There will be one born of man who will crush the serpents head, this is a prophecy of the coming of them messiah.
A main idea according to the textbook is that the history of humanity is characterized by a departure from what?
Which book of the Bible begins with the story of Moses?
What kind of prayer is found in Nehemiah 9 and how does it contrast God and the people?
Rehearsal of history in a selective way: While humanity is unfaithful, God is always faithful
Although created in the image of God, after the Fall humanity became sinful by nature. How extensively does this “original sin” or “depravity” affect us according to Romans 3:10-23?
All natural born human beings
How did the Fall (sin of Adam and Eve) affect the world according to Genesis 3:16-19?
imperfect: pain, guilt, sinful in nature
What metaphor does the textbook use to describe idolatry?
infidelity: unfaithfulness in a relationship
According to the textbook, what was the primary message of the Old Testament prophets?
To get the people to flee from idolatry and return to God
List the names of Israel’s first three kings.
a. Saul b. Davidc. Solomon
After Israel divided into the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom, the southern kingdom of Judah endured much longer but eventually fell to what nation?
According to the textbook the wisdom literature (Job through Ecclesiastes) has what central theme?
Fear of the lord
According to this topic’s assigned reading “The Mystery of Original Sin: We Don’t Know Why God Permitted the Fall, But We Know All Too Well the Evil and Sin That Still Plague Us,” by Marguerite Shuster, what is the problem with the world?
a. He is the problem with the worldReferring to his own corruption
According to that same Shuster article, why might God want us “to believe, trust, and obey him even when there is not a reason to do so that we can wrap our minds around?”
God should be the center of our lives just as the tree was the center of the garden