Redemptive History: Introduction to Redemptive History

This article defines redemptive history as the historical progression of events, sovereignly decreed and providentially controlled by God, leading to the final redemption of creation through the elect remnant of mankind. In this article, the author provides an outline of the narrative of redemptive history leading to Christ. It is necessary to understand the narrative of redemptive history in order to correctly interpret scripture. 

Upon This Rock (1)

This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. This article is about the historical background of the Israelites (especially the northern kingdom) throughout the time of the prophets. The author focuses here on the message of the prophet Jonah during the time of Jeroboam II, looking at the reasons why he did not want to go to Nineveh. The light of God's promises in Christ shone even in Jonah's preaching to Nineveh.

Upon This Rock (2): The Prophets Hosea and Amos

This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. This article looks at the historical background of the Israelites (especially the northern kingdom) throughout the time of the prophets. Here the author focuses on the message of the prophets Amos and Hosea. The author shows how God was faithful in His promise of rebuilding the house of David in Christ.

Upon This Rock (4): An Elect Remnant

This article is part of a series on the history of the Old Testament. When God destroyed Israel and sent them to captivity it was not because He failed in His promise to restore Israel. Rather, it was through this action that God was beginning to fulfill His promise. He was paving a way for the true Israel whom He would gather together under one head - Jesus Christ.