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The Bible in Five Words

Here is a very simple version of the Bible in just five (5) words:

  • God
  • Man
  • Jesus Christ
  • Heaven
  • Hell

Now for more details:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory.
Satan tempted them, and they disobeyed God. The sin and evil separated humankind from God.
But God made a promise of a redeemer and the rest of the Bible points to Christ the redeemer.

God loves the world and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, as God and man to the world.
Jesus is the world’s long-awaited Savior that God had promised since man fell into sin.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for sins, and He resurrected from the dead.
We can now come to God through Jesus Christ and no longer be separated from Him. Jesus is the only way to God!
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him

Jesus will come again and bring His people into His eternal Kingdom where they will live with God forever. This final heavenly place is called the New Jerusalem.

God is the God Particle

So some wonder what holds the universe together.  Who enforces the laws of nature like gravity, electrical behaviors, electromagnetic waves like radio and microwave, the laws of light, mass and energy.   If the laws of nature were random, then we would expect hydrogen to behave different in the distant star than it does on earth.  Yet it behaves the same in weight, light spectrum emissions, and connectivity to other atoms (also called chemistry).  Hebrews 1:3 says By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. So God Himself is the God particle that holds the universe together.

Tree Colors in Spokane

Tree Colors in Spokane

God is the Author

God is the author.  God is the author of life, DNA, faith and the Bible.  In Genesis chapter one, the Bible says that “God created the earth and the heavens.  In Hebrews chapter twelve Jesus, the son of God is the author of faith.  In Hebrews 12 it says “…looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,”.   DNA is the code used my almost all living plants, animals and man to decide how a biological system should be constructed protein by protein. God as a biological software engineer designed DNA.

Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho - Sunset

Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho – Sunset

Why Man was Created by God

Sometimes it is hard to understand why God created man.

In the beginning there was the earth, plants, animals and there was man. What is all this for and why are we here?  These are some universal questions. In the beginning God had a purpose in mind for all things, but what is this purpose and what does this have to do with us? When we look at the beginning of the Bible, the first book of the Bible and the first chapter of the Bible the reason why God created man is laid out for us. It says, there, that God created man in His image and in His likeness, and He wanted man to have dominion over the fish, the cattle, the birds, over the whole earth and over the creeping things. In that passage the two key words are “image” and “dominion”. These two words describe the reason why God created you and created me—imagine and dominion.

God Created the Earth

God Created the Earth

Now what do these two words mean? An image is like a photograph. If I have a photograph of a tree, you see an image of the tree; you see the attributes of the tree. For instance, most trees are green, so you see green. You see the form of the branches, the shape of the leaves and so on. Well, in the same way, you and I were created in the image of God that we might express the attributes of God.  For instance, a tree is green, so a photograph of a tree expresses that attribute, the color green. You and I were created in the image of God. Now one attribute of God is love. Others include joy, peace, patience, honesty, telling the truth and so on.  These are all attributes of God.  When we express these attributes we express God’s nature, and this is why you and I were created.

So this is why God created man.

The God Particle

It is interesting that the scientists called the newly discovered sub-atomic particle the “God particle”.   Man must think “God” is important. So when you want cause and origin, use the word “God”. Um, so does everyone think God is really important? I heard it cost 9  billion dollars to discover the latest sub-atomic particle.

Flower may contain many God Particles

This Flower may contain many God Particles

I believe that in man’s spirit is the desire for God, and some knowledge about God. Our conscious gives us bad feelings when we do something wrong. So in every man is a God shaped place and feeling that affects man’s thinking.   The atomic particle is called the Higgs Boson after the scientist Peter Higgs, and is also called the God Particle.

Why God Created Man with spirit, soul and body

Purpose for Our Body, Soul, and Spirit  

Now what are these three parts of man for? Our body, of course, is designed for us to experience and contact the physical realm.

Our soul enables us to contact the psychological realm.  The Greek word for soul is the word from which we get our English word, “psychology”. So man’s soul is man’s psychology. The Bible helps us to see what man’s soul is. The Bible indicates that our soul is comprised of our mind for thinking, our will for making decisions, and our emotions for feeling things, like love, joy and peace and so on.  So, we have these three things in our soul or psychology: our mind, our will, and our emotions. That describes our soul.

We’ve talked about man’s body and man’s soul. Why did God give man a human spirit? God gave man a human spirit so that we could contact, experience and enjoy God. You see the Bible says that God is Spirit.  It’s like saying God’s substance is Spirit or what God is made of is Spirit.  So if we want to contact God, if we want to experience God, and if we want to enjoy God, we need to use our human spirit.

In fact that same verse that says God is Spirit, also says that they who worship Him, or (or would contact or enjoy Him) must do so in Spirit and in reality. This is why God gave us a spirit. Here is a table. This table is made of wood. In order to see the table and to feel the table I have to use my proper organs to sense the table. I have to use my eyes and my hands. The Bible says God is Spirit, God’s substance is Spirit. So if you want to see or experience God you have to use the proper organ and that proper organ is the human spirit. Now some people are looking for God in their mind. They think, “If I could only figure things out, then I could find God.”  The Bible says God is Spirit. Some people are looking for God in good feelings, beautiful feelings.  Now sometimes God comes in that way, but God is Spirit and in order for us to find God we have to use our human spirit.

God created us to express Him and God created us to represent Him on this earth.  How does man do this? Can man do it on his own? Do you think you and I can express God on our own? For instance God is love. The Bible tells us that God is love.

In The Beginning – God and Man

God’s Purpose for Man

Let’s talk a little about what happened in the beginning, and more importantly, to show how what happened in the beginning has something to do with you. In the beginning there was the earth, the plants, the animals and man. What is all this for? Why are we here? These are some universal questions. In the beginning God had a purpose in mind for all things. What is this purpose, and what does it have to do with you?  We need to look at the very beginning of the Bible, where God’s purpose for man is revealed. God’s purpose for us can be summarized in two words; image and dominion. In the beginning of the Bible, the beginning of the record, right in the first chapter, God said, “Let Us make man in Our image after Our likeness, and let him have dominion over the fish in the sea, the cattle, the birds and the whole earth.” So we have those two key words that describe why God made man.  Let’s write this on the board. First of all we have the word, “image”. Secondly, we have the word, “dominion”. This verse in the beginning of the Bible reveals to us why God created man.  We were made in the image of God and we were created to have dominion. What do these two words mean? First of all we have the word, “image”. What does image mean? Image is like a photograph. If you look at a photograph of a tree you see the color, the form and the shape of the tree. You could say the photograph expresses or represents the tree. So, image means to express. We were created in the image of God so we could express God.  Let’s write this down—to express God.  Then “dominion” means to represent God. So there you have it.  We are to express God and represent God. These two words at the beginning of the Bible reveal to us why God created man.  He created us in His Image to express Him, and He created us to have dominion or to represent Him.

This is taken from a Bible study, some of these study video’s are on  Drew’s YouTube channel.