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It is implicit in the command given to Adam (Genesis 2:17): but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Theologians understand this as the covenant of works. The promise of blessing and life on the condition of obedience often comes with the punishment of curse and death ...


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Try Reading The Epistle of Paul to the Romans The bible 'book' (it was originally a letter) called 'Romans' is a systematic explanation of the 'gospel' (good news message) of Jesus Christ. It's a great place to start when trying to understand concepts such as 'salvation' 'sin' 'universal guilt' etc. Some key premises of Christianity can help in ...


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Consider the man traditionally assumed to have penned Genesis - Moses (or a scribe like Joshua who wrote for him). Moses was a lawgiver who was intent on providing a reasoned defense of the Laws and customs he was delivering, so that the people would not revert to the religious practices that the Egyptians taught them. The basis for the authority of the ten ...



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