By admin | June 8, 2012
Welcome to Biblical studies by R. Wayne Jackson.
The purpose of this web site is to enhance the teaching of God’s word and to magnify and glorify Jesus. Most of these studies are in-depth and will require some time studying. You have permission to copy the materials for your personal or group study but not to publish them. You may contact me at email@example.com for special situations. Any materials copied and distributed from this web site must show the source as follows.
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The top menu bar list the major studies of the Bible. Click on the subject.
There are links on the left side of the panel to special topics and links to other web sites. These may be changed from time to time.
There are embedded links to Bible verses and other topics within the subject materials
Most Scripture reference is either quoted or can be linked on an on-line Bible. Just click on references that are not quoted and a new window will open and the verse or verses will be displayed.
We will be adding other studies later. We pray that this web site will be a blessing to you and invite you to visit often and to refer others to it. We want to teach and spread the word of God
It has been said that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. This will be the emphasis of our study as we follow God’s revealed program for the Ages from Genesis to Revelation. The study follows the golden thread of redemption from Genesis to Revelation.
The Bible is a collection of books which, when taken as a whole, presents a living testimony of a Supreme Being who reigns over the universe which He created. In the beginning, God established a master plan for this universe and throughout the ages, He has slowly and progressively revealed this plan to mankind.
Traditional efforts to comprehend the nature of God and His plan for man usually focus upon a study of doctrine and the personal application of moral principles. There is an old adage, which says, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” This means that we can become so involved with the details that we do not see the whole picture. Perhaps we have spent so much time examining the trees and have not seen the forest of scripture.
As a result, the average lay person tends to remain unaware of the existence of a master plan that runs like a continuous golden thread throughout scripture. People in study groups who systematically search for this common thread have repeatedly experienced a great magnification of their perception of the nature of God and His sovereign reign.
The teaching on this web site attempts to provide readers with an overview of God’s divine plan from Genesis through Revelation. It helps readers to visualize the plan as it unfolds in eternity. Through a simple and easy-to-read narrative format strongly supported by quoted scripture, the material presents major Biblical themes which shed light on such things as 1) The original creation and eventual re-creation of some defiled parts; 2) The origin of evil and the subsequent conflict between the forces of good and evil; 3) The plan of redemption for man; 4) The ultimate destruction of evil forces; and 5) The establishment of a perfect, eternal, theocratic kingdom under the reign of Christ.
This approach will prove to be enlightening, sometimes controversial, vitally interesting to those who seek the truth where they can find it. The material places heavy emphasis on the study of Biblical prophecy as it foretells of events that have unfolded and will continue to unfold across the pages of history. It has been said that the Old Testament is the New Testament hidden and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. The message of this web site supports that viewpoint.
The heart of God’s plan was the incarnation of His Son who died for our sins and was resurrected to reign over our lives. His death, burial, and resurrection form the pivotal point in all events of all the ages. I have tried to tightly weave the Old and New Testaments together around the work competed upon the cross.
A few years ago I was asked what I thought was the most important Biblical concept. I replied, “Comprehending and accepting the absolute sovereignty of God.” In today’s world, much emphasis is placed on humanism and as a result the spotlight has often been shifted from God to man. It has been demonstrated that a systematic study of the Bible will project and magnify our perception of the glorious, sovereign reign of God.
Matthew records Jesus’ last command to His disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:19-20a). We are all called to witness to our faith in Jesus as we go into the world. I have tried to witness to the glory and sovereignty of God and to the saving work of Jesus on the cross on this website. May we all grow in faith and discipleship.
Now, you also have an opportunity to witness for Jesus. Read and carefully examine what is presented on this website. If you agree, then use your E-Mail to get the message out. Just copy the website address, rwaynejackson.com/, and sent it with your appropriate comments to all your friends and contacts on your E-Mail address list. If you have a website, then put a link from your website to this one. Some have already done this. We can all use the web for the glory of God. May God bless you in your studies and for your Christian witness. Thank you.