The Bible Points Forward, Backward, and Again Forward to Christ
The Bible speaks of God’s redemptive purpose. It reveals how God proposes to bring sinful man back into His fellowship and to use him in His service.
From Genesis to Revelation this message runs like a scarlet thread. Its message begins in eternity with the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world, and ends with the triumphant Lamb on His throne ruling over a redeemed universe.
The Bible points forward to Christ, backward to Christ, and again forward to Christ in His glorious return and reign. And it reveals God in the person of the Holy Spirit as He empowers and directs the people of Christ in God’s mission of evangelism and missions.
The Bible has one central theme: God’s redemptive purpose.
It has one central figure: Christ.
It has one central goal: God supreme in a redeemed universe.
The Old Testament sounds the messianic hope.
The Gospels record Christ’s incarnation.
Acts relates His continuing work through the Holy Spirit.
The Epistles interpret His person and work.
Revelation proclaims His final triumph and glory.