The Bible: God’s History Book

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God does not see things in the same way as we do. He says in Isaiah 55:8,9:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

God does not view history as we do. People may be impressed by powerful nations whereas God may consider them of little importance.

The Bible is God’s history book and the Jews are His people. God’s plan of salvation is centred on the Jews, although it extends to all nations. It is therefore not surprising that the Old Testament tells us about the history of the Jews. The New Testament tells us about the life of the Lord Jesus Christ and about the beginning of the Christian church.