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God's Unique Characteristics, Part 3; Theology of the Mosaic Era, Part 1

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Today's passage of Scripture is Joshua 23:3 which reads: "And ye have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the Lord your God is he that hath fought for you."

Today's words from a theologian are from Stanley Hauerwas. He said: "To be a Christian means you become a part of the most significant story the world has ever heard. You don't become part of that without an ongoing questioning of what it means to become part of that."

Our first topic for today is titled "God’s Unique Characteristics (Part 3)" from the book, "Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day" by Dr. Daryl Aaron. 

In addition to being all-powerful and everywhere-present, God is all-knowing, an attribute known as omniscience. This means he has perfect and eternal knowledge of all things. He cannot learn anything because he has always known everything. He also knows all things that could have happened but did not. An interesting biblical illustration is in 1 Samuel 23:10-13, where God tells David what would happen if King Saul came to a certain city looking for David. As it turns out, Saul never came and those things never happened. God knows what would have happened if ... (you had married so-and-so!). 

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Our second topic for today is titled "Theology of the Mosaic Era (Part 1)" from "The Moody Handbook of Theology" by Dr. Paul Enns.

When Jacob, his sons, and their families descended into Egypt, it was a large family that was migrating to Egypt; however, as the book of Exodus opens, the family of Jacob has grown into a nation. This nation will be the key instrument of God's revelation to humanity. When the Hyksos people and later the Egyptians oppressed Israel, God determined to bring the Israelites out of bondage...

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