Having a big picture of what the Bible is all about is crucial to understanding Scripture. In this article, the author shares three crucial aspects of understanding the Bible: understanding the narrative of Scripture (the story of redemption in Christ Jesus), understanding the covenant of grace, and reading Scripture in context.
This article contrasts the biblical understanding of redemption with the modern use of the word. The modern use of this word disassociates redemption with the concepts of Christ's work and mankind's sin.
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.