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The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith
The heart of the Christian faith rests upon the confession "Jesus is Lord," yet faithful Christians sometimes overlook the fact that the Lordship of Jesus is firmly rooted in the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament. Moreover, knowing Jesus more fully entails knowing the story of God's salvation that was planned before the foundation of the world. Modern readers te ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Hendrickson Publishers
(first published January 1st 1979)
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This book started out well—until Replacement Theology stepped in. I cringe that the authors avoided using the terms "Jewish people" or "Judaism" in good light. In fact the only time Judaism was mentioned was when it was described as a legalistic transformation of the "Hebrew religion" (another loathsome word usage by the authors). Moreover, Jews were only mentioned to describe those Israelites who adhered to this legalistic "Judaism" and excluded others who did not. The implicit anti-Semitism of ...more
Read this for a ministerial course that I was in. I do not agree with many points the author makes. I don't believe that Genesis has "Stories based on myths" but is rather the inerrant and complete Word of God. There are areas of the book that I did like but comments about myth and legend makes me wonder if the authors are actually believers or not. There is some information included that may be useful but I wouldn't recommend this book to an inexperienced believer. Not sure I'd recommend it to ...more