Saturday, October 3, 2015

Explore the Bible: Personal Study Guide Fall 2015 Genesis by Afshin Ziafat (General Editor), Omar Garcia (Goodreads Author) (Contributor), Doug Munton (Contributor), Mike Livingstone (Content Editor)

5 of 5 stars  *****

This Bible study of Genesis followed a study on Revelation, the last book of the Bible. The loop of this return to the beginning shed light on the promises God made to His people and their demonstration of faith in Him. What stood out as an unforgettable fact was that God was merciful, loving, and unchangeable even when His creation tried to circumvent the conditions of His will. The Ten Commandments, God's will, were given to Moses to instruct mankind how to behave so that an everlasting life with Him became possible. 

The study's focal point was how God tested His faithful to deepen their faith so that they no longer questioned when asked to do His will. It revealed that most people chose their own way while a very few remained faithful. 

Over time, the folly of one's own way degenerated into a society that intentionally tried to remove God from people's lives. The removed believer became the intolerant atheist or the non-practiced, unrepentant person who thought he or she was good enough because their own free will allowed them to escape the truth.