Biblical view of the world refers to man’s way of interpreting the Bible in relation to the faithful demands of God and other divine institutions. This is because people have various ideologies and interpretations of the Bible. Thus, in the practice of spiritual values the human being behaves differently. Therefore, Christian denominations approach questions from various perspectives depending on the understanding of the Bible by individuals. This thesis would study how the Bible in its introduction to mankind is said to be complete and unified in nature. In his image, God created men, both male and female, according to (Genesis 1:27). This is a divine and an indication of the love that God had for a man over other creatures thus the man should remain loyal, honest and respectful to God in their action. The bible had so many authors under one chief author. The chief author in this sense is the Lord God. Through this, the bible maintains to transfer relevant and similar information to the people.
The Bible is different from any other religious book, although written by many authors, it maintains to transfer relevant and similar information to the people. Its words point precisely to Christ. The bible is written in different contexts and in different times, it spread the similar information about God’s eternal plan and the second coming of Jesus.
Theological beliefs in the Bible demonstrate how beliefs develop over the scriptures, explaining the unity and coherence of scripture.
The concept of covenant outlines a major background for unity and diversity within the record of God’s liberating work. The Old Testament presents the relationship between God and humanity in series of covenants. God makes these covenants to Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Old Testament theology is highly expressed in the covenants, which in most cases discusses the themes of love, kindness and faith in God. These themes have special teachings in various circumstances. The New Testament reflects the continuing presence of a covenant consciousness in Zechariah’s hymn of praise (Luke 1:67-79 ) and the Epistle of Hebrew
The order in which events are occurring in the bible is unquestionable. Both the new and old testaments expound on similar issues, for example, the birth of Jesus and the place of birth, family line issues, prophesies, sufferings, death and the kingdom of God. The Israelites, for instance, were not surprised with the teachings of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist. This is because such teachings conformed to what they were already told in the Old Testament. Paul in his teachings fulfilled the promises and themes discussed in the old testaments. His teachings encompass what was already suggested in the old testaments.
Theological Implications in God-man relationship
The death and Resurrection of Christ: Theological implications
Many Christians feel that their gospel presentations should include only the death of Christ but not his resurrection. An indication is the crucifix of Jesus Christ that hangs in our homes and some churches. Some people also wear such crucifix symbols on their necks. This shows that the resurrection of the dead was not revealed in the Old Testament up to the time the late salvation story was facilitated. It was until the sixteenth century before Christ was born that resurrection was discovered. This was the time the Jews were held captives. In, Daniel 12:1-2, Daniel who is the chief informant discusses the resurrection of righteous and the unrighteous. This implicates how masterful Gods plans are in the existence of humanity. Another indication is in the New Testament where the Palestine failed to recognize and admit resurrection as a true creed (cf. mark 12:18). This shows that those who do not believe in life after death does not also believe in the existence of God thus there is no second coming of God.
The learning Gods nature and religious practices help understand the saving work of Christ at the Cross of Calvary and the key focus is God’s redemptive plan. God first disclosed to us the basic need for salvation by introducing his only son Jesus Christ to us. This is evident in the Old Testament stories that speak of Gods deliverance and salvation. The teachings in the Old Testament books discusses many times man’s ongoing struggle with his sin and the effect of his sin on others. This ends in the New Testament with God’s grace and His gift of salvation through Jesus and His death on the cross. Jesus is brought to pay for all the since of humanity. The death of Jesus and His resurrection is a sign of redemption and the offer of eternal life.
The covenant between God and man: Theological implications
The theology of covenant binds man to God. In the biblical context, a covenant demands the cooperation of man in respect to the instructions and regulations of God. Man is, therefore, a subject to the laws and commandments of God. Covenants emphasize on God’s rights, ownership and control rights on humankind. It calls for accountability on Gods instructions and commands. Through covenants, Gods obligations are imposed on both the master and servant parties in the relationship, with related punishments if the obligations are not fulfilled. It is a legally binding relationship. God is so orderly in his work and to facilitate this, he embraces rewards and punishment. This is to make man responsible and accountable for his actions. Through this, covenants thus provide a basis and set standards to guide the human behavior in conformity to the will of God.
We can, therefore, believe that the degree of choice and Christianity are related. As Christians, we are obliged to follow and embrace Gods plans and listen to His will. We have to maintain a close relationship with God. We have to understand that God does not call us to make us stay away from the rest, but such divine calls are meant to transform humankind to respond positively to Gods instructions and commandments. We are given the bible to make sure we read and understand the guidelines God set in place for us. Therefore, Christians must develop ethical behaviors to praise God and lead to godliness. It is the responsibility of man to ultimately listen to the word of God and lives by His word.
The resurrection and death of Christ in the New Testament (Daniel 12:1-2), (Cf: Mark 12:18)
The covenant between God and man in the books of Leviticus, Exodus (Jeremiah 31:33, 2 Cor. 6: 16 et al.)
(Daniel 12:1-2), (Cf: Mark 12:18)
(Jeremiah 31:33, 2 Cor. 6: 16 et al.)