Post Number: 341
|Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:20 pm: || |
Our Bible Study class at church has begun reading The Miracle of the Scaret Thread by Dr. Richard Booker. It isaimed primarily at Jews , but i thouugt it might be good for SDA's as well. I wondered what ant of you thought, if you have read it.
Post Number: 15098
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:13 pm: || |
I haven't read it and don't know much about Booker. The concept of seeing Jesus from Genesis to Revelation, though, is the point of the Bible. The Savior is the point of it all!
Isaiah 53 speaks so clearly of the suffering Messiah that Jews devised the idea that the last chapters of the book were written post-cross. The Dead Sea Scrolls, however, proved that idea wrong.
Gary Inrig told of a friend of his who, as a Christian, asked to participate in reading the mandatory Scripture reading with which schools used to open every day in Canada. Because of the outrage of the Jews, the rule was made, at least in his school, that they could only read from the Old Testament. One day this particular young man began reading Is. 53, and a Jewish student interrupted, "That's about Jesus; you can't read that!" The teacher even became involved, insisting that he couldn't read it because it was about Jesus...."You're only permitted to read the Old Testament!"
Finally the reader was able to get them to LOOK at the Bible, and he showed them that he WAS reading from the OT: he was reading Isaiah 53.
Post Number: 342
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:29 pm: || |
That is really amazing! I have enjoyed the book so far and found it easy reading. I was wondering if it might he helpful for S D a's to read, if they would,because it doesn't criticize them ,
But might ease them along to start thinking. Some of the people we would like to reach are so happy with their situation that they so strongly resist criticism or change.r Peggy