Pictures of Promise: Identifying the Family of God
God activates the eternal cycle of life in Genesis when He commands
that everything reproduce according to its kind. Everything that
lives reproduces itself. In fact, reproduction is the evidence of
life. How does God reproduce Himself? Are we the manifestation of
God having reproduced Himself? To answer these questions one must
take a fundamental view of the scriptures. The scriptures do
testify of themselves that "All scripture is given by
inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy
3:16). However, the primary purpose of scripture is to illuminate
who God is and who we are in Him. How God has created us in His
image and after His likeness is exampled throughout the scriptures.
"Pictures of Promise" seeks to provide a pattern of
biblical thinking that will assist the believer in understanding
who God is and how He has created us to be His family.