New Testament Message

 Let me pose a question: what is the true New Testament Message? Or what is the New Covenant message to us?

Please note that we are not thinking what the New Covenant is, but simply what is the New Testament message, and how it is different from the Old covenant message.

Surely the New Testament message was spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ to all humans, in all nations and in all ages. It is an ageless, timeless message without any barrier of race and nations.

At the same time, we know that Jesus, primarily talked to the Jews living in Judea. Jesus lived and served as a Jewish rabbi, talking in their language, in a different culture and religious background.

That was God’s perfect plan. We read in Romans 1: 16 : “… it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” (NKJV)

The mystery of choice in the redemptive plan

Choice is an important topic in the Bible. The first choice made by human beings is recorded in the Garden of Eden. We read the story in Genesis 3In this video, we are going to spend some time to understand the spiritual mystery of that choice.

The chapters from Genesis 1 to 11 is a quick introduction to the plan of God to restore the Kingdom of God. It informs us in brief, how the Kingdom of God was lost and the plan of God to restore it. Since it is a speedy record, many details are missing.

Genesis 1 to 3 describes how humans fell into sin and the slavery of satan and thus how he lost the Kingdom of God.

These chapters reveal us that sin and slavery to satan was a choice of early humans. Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, to reject the holiness of God and they chose the slavery to sin and satan. This incident reveals that choice is very important to us in deciding our future eternal life.

Missionary Journeys of Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul is an amazing person who influenced Christianity more than anyone else, after Jesus Christ. He taught the gospel of Jesus Christ to the 1 Century world. Approximately half of the book of Acts deals with Paul's life and works. But he was not one of the 12 apostles.

The New Testament outlines at least fifty cities visited during his major missionary journeys. From the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD he founded several Christian communities in Asia Minor and Europe.

Historicity of Jesus Christ

Almost a third of the humanity believe that Jesus Christ lived on this earth like any other human being, more than two thousand years ago. His name in Hebrew was Yeshua. He was known by his followers as Christ or the Hebrew Messiah. They need no historical evidence for it; for them it is a matter of faith. But beyond this faith, is there are any historical evidence for his life on this earth? This is what we discuss in this short study. 

I am not providing any fresh evidence in this study. There are well known and long established sufficient historical proof to the life of Jesus. Within in a few decades of his life, he is mentioned by the Jewish and Roman historians and in a dozens of Christian writings.

Fig Tree and the Jews

Fig tree has a center role in the life in Israel. The tree is found scattered widely among the country’s mountains. The fig was one of the principal fruits of the land of Canaan, even before the entrance of the Hebrews into the Promised Land (Num. 13: 23).

There are many references to it in the various literature of Israeli culture.

The first tree referred to in the Bible is the Tree of life and the second Tree is the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But we do not know what kind of trees these were.

The third tree is specified as a fig tree. Adam and Eve, after eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge,  made a covering around their waste with fig leaves to cover their nakedness.(Genesis 3:7).