Thinking of the eternal God as having arranged a temporary system for a certain purpose may not be a common thought with most of us; but there are a great many such arrangements in the Bible. The subject matter discussed in this composition is a temporary arrangement that God designed. It had served a purpose for which God designed it.
When Jesus spoke the words “But I say unto you” many students of the Bible contend about what He was saying. Many articles in bulletins and pamphlets discuss that He was intending to say something “different from” anything Moses or the prophets had ever written. This book was written for a closer examination of the subject.
This workbook was written for serious Bible students to go hand in hand with the book An In-depth Study of the Holy Spirit of Promise also written by this author. It challenges the reader to think about the subject matter. It's not about skimming over the surface of the Scriptures, but exercising one's thoughts, knowledge, and wisdom.
The understandings of the coming of the kingdom are many and varied. Some teach that the kingdom was postponed because Jesus was slain and God's original plan had to be aborted. They expect the kingdom to come at His 2nd coming. Others teach that the kingdom was established at Pentecost. The questions in this book were designed to prompt one to reason on this subject.
The thinking of many today is that the Bible is out of date. This book addresses the Bible as God's Last Will and Testament for mankind. A man may place certain conditions in his will which the heir must meet before receiving any inheritance. God has also placed conditions in His Last Will and Testament that must be met before one can become an heir to the eternal inheritance.
The apostle Peter said that Paul had written some things hard to be understood in all his epistles. We can't know how many epistles Paul wrote nor can we know if Peter read them all. But of the ones we have; the Roman letter fits Peter's words precisely. Many passages in Romans are hard to understand. This book is designed to help students better understand the hard passages in Romans.
This book written for serious Bible students to educate the reader that when reading an epistle, one must remember that they are reading mail that was written to other people, in a different age, that were familiar with the miraculous events occurring at their time.
They must try to think as one from the 1st century that had received the letter and understand the passages in the same way.