Summarize Isaiah 59:1-2.
• God can save everyone and hears everyone• Failure separates us from God, and He can’t hear us
Judges 21:25, “in those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (ESV). What does this refrain indicate about the spiritual state of the people?
The moral compass of the people was weak and they followed no rules and let their temptations control them.
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What is the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 known as and what does it mean?
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and her offspring;he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
“Struggle between man and sinBoth humans and demons will affect each other but neither is capable of destroying the other completely
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?
A prayer of confession of sin. The Israelites professed to God how powerful He is, wonderful, loving and forgiving, and yet they went against him. They repent completely with intention to change.
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?
• No one is righteous• No one does good• Everyone is deceptive, curses, and is bitter• Murderous• Path of ruin and misery; no peace• No fear of God• Every person is under the law and is held accountable by God• No one can earn justification, but God can provide it even if the law is broken• FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD
How did the Fall (sin of Adam and Eve) affect the world according to Genesis 3:16-19?
• Pain in childbearing• Desire for husband – he rules over you• The ground is cursed, pain to eat from it• Ground produces thorns and thistles, eat plants• Sweat of your face to eat bread• Death = return to dust
What metaphor does the textbook use to describe idolatry?
an unfaithful spouse, Hosea, loves his wife even though she strayed from him
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.
Saul, David, 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?
Judah fell to Babylon
According to the textbook the wisdom literature (Job through Ecclesiastes) has what central theme?
God was faithful to his covenant promises, and, despite the peoples’ unfaithfulness, he did what he said he was going to do.
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?
The world of Genesis 3 is the world we live in. Seemingly insignificant choices, unbelief, and pride are key aspects of the Genesis account, and of our ongoing struggle.
We are corrupt, and creation suffers a curse on account of Adam and Eve’s lapse—and our own.
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?”
????Because God belongs in the center of our lives and putting Him elsewhere would result in us not believing, trusting or obeying him.