The Bible is story. It’s the story of all things from the beginning to the end — of the creation of all things, of the fall, of God’s redeeming work, and of that consummation which God has promised: Eschatology.
I. Our Big Stories: there is nothing more shaping of our way of understanding than the story that we tell of ourselves.
A. The Story of Progress: It is the biblical story which has shaped Europe and made it a distinct society from Asia. But the story for these past two hundred years has not been the Bible. It has been the Story of Progress. The doctrine of progress has shaped our thinking for these last two centuries, and it’s very hard to shake our minds of it and realize that
- it’s a recent story
- it’s not the story told in other parts of the world
- it’s not the story that…
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