Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?
I loved your response to this question. It was so thoughtful and profound in the way you explained the principle of God upholding his covenant with the Jewish people. I am similar to you because I was also taught about the importance of Jesus and his crucifixion. That story had more value than anything because Jesus’s death changed Christianity because it is this story that changed humanity and the way in which we interact with each other. When I read the Bible, I will read the book with an open mind and also educate myself more about the connection between Jesus and his connection to humanity.