We finished with the old testament in part two and will finish today with the new testament in today’s look. The new testament is generally broken into three areas: the gospels, the letters of the epistles and the book of prophecy.
The gospels include Matthew, mark, Luke and John and although not part of the gospels necessarily, the books of Acts also describes the works of Jesus after the resurrection and the work of the Holy Spirit through the apostles. These books are more of a narrative type of writing and speak on the life and teachings of Jesus from the particular disciple and the audience intended.
The epistles to the churches included: Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, and Jude. These letters are instructional and educational to the early church. They teach and explain how the early church and the church body today is to conduct itself on a daily basis inside the four walls of the church and outside of it. Some of these epistles warned against heretics and charlatans and also against carnal Christians who lived in sin. Other books like Thessalonians will go in depth about the coming of the Lord back to earth.
The final book of prophecy in the bible is probably the most famous book: the book of Revelation. This book is actually the revelation of Jesus Christ to the apostle John and to the rest of the Christians. It is a book that is both terrible and wonderful at the same time. A book that reveals literal billions of humans dieing as the wrath of God is poured out on all mankind who rebel against him.
Again, these sections are just for the beginners who want to get a general understranding of how the bible works, so that with the help of the Holy Spirit, any Christian can puzzle this wonderful book together. We will go into more depth as the series continues next time as we get into more depth with scripture torture or isogesis.