Author William Edward Dewberry hopes to give a comprehensible view of God’s plan that will lead readers to examine the Holy Scriptures more thoroughly and become better acquainted with the plan of God that is able to lead a person to salvation through their faith in Christ. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart [that is, the word of faith that we preach] that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10)
This book explains the redeeming plan of God, the great benefits of believing, and the dire consequences of ignoring the Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ. It explains God’s plan from the day of creation to the day that the earth and everything in it will be destroyed by extreme heat. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness.” (2nd Peter 3:10-11)
So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately.
Jesus Christ, the second Adam, the Son of Man, glorified God by His obedience to the cross. This work of redemption is the basis by which all the counsels of God are accomplished. All that God does for man, all that He works out on mankind’s behalf, has its foundation upon the death of the Son of Man. God will eventually gather all things—in heaven and on earth—into the raised and glorified Christ.
God will be glorified in all that He does, and He has exalted the resurrected Son of Man to His right hand in glory. This is where it begins. When this Man had finished His work, He forever sat down in regards to a completed redemption (Heb. 10:12). From this point, all God’s counsels begin to unfold. If the believer will read this book, and ask the Spirit of God to teach you, you will never be the same. All of Scripture will open up to you. The believer has been given the Spirit of God that you may know all these things and you have the mind of Christ (I Cor. 2:12,16). “Now the Son of Man is glorified ...”
Beyond Jacob's Ladder: The Simplicity of Salvation by Lois Carscallen will help you realize just how simple salvation can be by examining different "ladders" throughout the Bible that help us, as Christians, to connect with heaven on our spiritual journey.
Jacob's ladder will teach you to trust God's promises and start a relationship with Him.
Peter's ladder highlights the gifts from God.
God's ladder emphasizes the importance of the Ten Commandments.
Jesus' ladder discusses the hardships God's people may endure.
Paul's ladder talks about embodying the fruit of the Spirit.
God's Creation ladder examines the beginning of humanity.
John and Moses' ladder provide understanding about the sanctuary message.
Interwoven are key quotes from Ellen White that illuminate Carscallen's points and provide a deeper understanding of what each step on the ladder means. Just as God spoke to Jacob in a dream, He speaks to us by words written in the Bible. Using the Bible as Beyond Jacob's Ladder's backbone, Carscallen will help you find security and comfort when holding on to the true Ladder that connects us to heaven--Christ.
"As I read Beyond Jacob's Ladder, I was impressed by Lois' unique ability to weave her personal life experiences with meaningful quotations and precious Bible texts into a faith-affirming tapestry so easy to understand." Sue Patzer, Women's Ministries Director and Early Childhood Education and Care Coordinator, North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
"Bible Study Made Simple" serves as a primer for quickly understanding major life-topics or themes contained in the Bible...God's communication to all Mankind.
With an easy-to-read total of 133 pages, the book gives an overview of the history of God's dealings with the human race, beginning with Adam and Eve and on down through following generations.
The life-topics, which are common to all people, are explained by hundreds of related verses from the Bible. About 80% of the book is quoted directly from the wisdom and authority of the Scriptures, making it a dependable source.
Besides individual use, "Bible Study Made Simple" makes an excellent study-aid for discussion groups of all sizes, whether meeting in churches, homes, or cafes. Anyone learning from it will gain stronger self-identity and purpose for both life and death.
So get your own copy or several for a study-group, and let the light shine into your heart. Everything needed to be accepted by God, and to know Him personally is included.
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"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" - John 8:32