After Jesus’ was raised up from the grave, He joined a conversation with two of His disciples as they walked along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. He listened to them talk about Jesus of Nazareth and their lost hope of a Messiah to deliver them from Roman occupation. Then Jesus admonished them for being slow to believe. Beginning with Moses, Jesus taught them about the Messiah. (Luke 24:27)
Why did Jesus start with Moses? Because all truth and all righteousness were established in the beginning.
The teaching in Cho’s newest study book is approached the same way—from the beginning.
An excerpt from the introduction in his book; Great Separations.
Moses began to record the words of the Pentateuch, writing, “In the beginning.” The Apostle John began to write his Gospel and his first epistle proclaiming, “In the beginning.” The Gospel of Luke begins by taking us all the way back to the first man, Adam, in its genealogies. In the book of Job, God settled the matter of Job’s trials by taking him back to earth’s creation and asking him, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?” Jesus took the Pharisees back to the beginning to answer their question about divorce. The writer of Hebrews takes us back to the creation of earth to prove the deity and authority of Jesus as High Priest of a New Covenant. The Apostle Paul brought order to gatherings for worship by taking the people back to the day Adam and Eve were created. In Paul’s letter to the Colossians he established the supremacy of Christ, revealing Jesus as “the firstborn of all creation.” When God spoke through the prophets of old, He spoke with authority as Creator: “It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts” (Isaiah 45:12). The foundation of this study book will also be, “In the beginning.”
So, let’s begin at the beginning. Great Separations will be available to purchase about June 1st, 2019.