Covenants, Unity of Scripture, and Biblical Worldview
The overall objective of this course is to understand the basic message of the Scriptures and the major motifs of both testaments as a basis for developing a lifeview that is consistent with God's plan and purposes. Specifically, this means that each person studying the courses would:
Design an approach to studying the whole counsel of God and discovering, systematizing and articulating its central message.
Summarize the basic message of the Scriptures, including keys strands (i.e. themes, motifs) and/or historical movements, in the form of a basic statement, summarized in a chart or graph.
Surface the basic issues of tension between the Old and New Testaments, studying the basic lines of continuity and discontinuity between the Testaments on each issue.
- Translate the central message of the Bible into a "worldview manifesto" which can serve as a guide for our lives, bringing our life direction and goals into harmony with this world view.