The Bible can often seem like a weird ancient book that many people use to say different things. These things can even sometimes lead to using the Bible to oppress or hurt others or the world. And on top of the confusion, reading the Bible can also be tedious and confusing, so most of us just stick to the parts we know and understand.
But what is the story of the Bible? Like the big, meta story? The ideas in this episode might surprise you.
In this episode Tim and Jon discuss the big, narrative arcs of the Bible. What is the Bible really talking about? Sin? Salvation? Judgement?
Tim and Jon first discuss the importance of the, oftentimes overlooked, Old Testament, which is essential in understanding the overall narrative of the Bible.
They then discuss the centrality of the texts (the Bible) to second temple Jews, Jesus, and the early Christian church, and the uniqueness of such texts.
The Bible is BIG and can be confusing. Tim and Jon cover the major movements of the Old Testament, and the over-arching point!
What is this Kingdom of God Jesus is talking about, and how is this in contrast the default condition humanity finds itself in?