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Mr. Pierce is a Christian author who has long been interested in not only the Bible, but also ancient history, apologetics, economics, ethics, philosophy, science, spirituality, theology, unsolved mysteries, and most of all in how to practically apply this knowledge.
You will discover much of what he’s learned in Return to Genesis: What Ancient History Reveals About Christ, the Church, and the Kingdom. This book is the culmination of over seven years of study. Mr. Pierce brings new ideas to the table, yet many come from the Bible itself. The ancient Hebrews’ understanding of God and salvation bears little resemblance to our Americanized, modernized, sectarianized, secularized, and Judaized form of Christianity.
Mr. Pierce invites you to read his free blog book, Dominion in Genesis, at http://www.premodernwisdom.org/bible/dominion-in-genesis-18-honoring-gods-prophets/ and his article collections on Biblical Christianity, Bible Prophecy, Christian Nonviolence, Church and State, and Genesis at http://www.scoop.it/u/martin-pierce
Mr. Pierce graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.A. in History.
Return to Genesis
What Ancient Poetry Reveals About Christ, the Church, and the Kingdom
Mr Martin Pierce
As mankind's earliest inspired literary work, the Book of Genesis provides God's answers to the most important questions in life. Genesis tells us about the God, the promised Messiah, mankind, sin, judgment, salvation, faith, marriage, dominion, and much more.
Unfortunately, Genesis is one of the least understood books of the Bible. We've mistakenly assumed that the historical narratives in Genesis are presented in a dull, linear format, the way our history books are written. As this book shows, however, the stories in Genesis are structured poetically, in parallelisms.
Return to Genesis demonstrates that Genesis is filled with poetic allusions and symbolic meanings, particularly in the narratives of the Creation and Eden. The poetry of Genesis not only foretells the coming of God's Messiah, it also enhances our understanding of the Church, the Kingdom of God, and even "end times" prophecy.
Return to Genesis reveals what Genesis and other Scriptures tell us about:
* The age of the Universe
* The meaning of the creation days
* How Genesis 1 and 2 are interlinked.
* Adam and Eve's time and place in history
* Whether Noah's flood was regional or global
* The Old-New Covenant transition
* God's glorious plans for this world
Return to Genesis goes beyond Genesis to present a complete program for victory. It explains how Christians can:
* Reconcile the Genesis creation account with science
* Understand the primary source of divisions in the Church today
* Each do our part to fulfill Jesus' prayer for unity
* Rediscover the Bible's lost literary treasures
* Powerfully and positively influence politics and the culture
* Adopt a more biblical and optimistic view of the End Times
* Recognize that freedom is a biblical mandate
* Strengthen our marriages and families
Mr. Pierce's poetry-based interpretations are rooted in an objective analysis of the Scriptures, not in a subjective understanding. The Bible routinely assigns symbolic meanings to words. In fact, most of Old Testament is rich in poetry, but that doesn't make it any less historic.
Mr. Pierce identifies false teachings and takes a firm stand against them, but he's mostly positive and optimistic. He believes the Kingdom of God is a present reality. He offers practical advice on how Christians can further advance the Kingdom on the earth as it is in heaven.
Return to Genesis promises much, but so does the Bible. Can biblical visions such as the kingdom of God and Christian unity one day be fulfilled? Don't answer "no" before you've read this book!
"Another step forward for the evangelical mind..."
"One finds strong echoes here of the famed quote of the Dutch Reformed theologian and politician Abraham Kuyper, who said 'There is not one square inch of the entire creation over which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine!’'"
- Pastor Dave Greiser
- Publication Date:
- 0985031506 / 9780985031503
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 7" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Religion / Biblical Studies / History & Culture