Godís Timetable. Chapter 11.

Warning, warning, warning

The preceding chapters about Godís timetable are a prophetic interpretation of Genesis 1. It stands independent of the plain reading and how you understand it. However, in the following chapters I will be presenting different ways to understand the historical events in Genesis. So keep your wits about you. This is an area that has been attacked ferociously. But I am not going to attack it. Adam, Even, Cain, Abel, Noah and the flood are all as you read them. Further, in my opinion the image of God and the role of Jesus are enhanced.

So why the big warning?

The big warning is because it will look like I am changing the plain reading. But actually I will only be introducing a different paradigm or background against which you can set the plain reading. But I know how this is often received by precious saints who have already created their own background against which to set the story. I also know that many attempts to pervert, undermine or attack the Bible have occurred in the same areas I will examine. So it is to be expected that my offering will be challenged.

What is plain?

Now before you take the high ground and claim that I am perverting the plain reading, please consider these points:

So I want to let you know that the plain reading has had a lot of clarification added over the years. Some of it is fine. Some of it I hate. All of it was done with some presumed scriptural justification. All or most was done in an attempt to defend the Bible against attacks. Often this critical analysis of scripture is really exciting. Often you see things in the original Hebrew that has been missed in translation. Godís Word has amazing depths that we are still discovering.

What I claim

The preceding section is just to let you know that what you presume is the plain reading, is already coloured. I am going to make some observations and draw different deductions. I want to let you know that I uphold the plain reading in the above-mentioned places, and in other places where deviations are commonly accepted. Actually, I would be so bold as to claim that the understandings I offer makes the Bible read more consistently under a plain reading. But perhaps most importantly, I claim that the following sections of this book will present an image of God during the early Genesis chapters that is more consistent with God, the Father of Jesus, as revealed in the rest of the Bible.

So, are you ready? Iíve just made a massive claim. Letís see if I can back it up.

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