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?
Growing up, life was not complete without prayer and going to church. Moreover, my community is one that prays a lot. In Congo, the majority of the population in all parts of the country are Christians. Today, I am a strong believer in Christ not only because of what’s read but because of what he has done for me. Looking back, I never had any replacement for the word of God. I grew up knowing that God still upholds his covenant with the Jewish. Not only that, his promises will be fulfilled whether the heavens and the earth are no longer there. Only recently did I realize the reality of things. I am a devoted Christian but had no idea of programs like this. Even though I knew what was going on, I never cared that much. Many people today are in the same shoes and the hardest part is that you cannot convince them otherwise. After adding more to what I knew, I am going to share the gospel with strong faith and will have more clarity of the word when conversing with different people.