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The Immanuel Project – Intro

Posted by undergroundchurch on June 10, 2009

Note: I have been working on a book for a long time, I figure – why wait. I’ll post a chapter a day.

Introduction – Sovereignty:  It’s all about you, Jesus

Central Theme

Many opinions abound concerning the central theme of the Bible and the eternal question asked by mankind, “Why am I here?”  Some touch on man’s relation to God; others delve into man’s eternal destiny, and the list goes on. However, I would submit that the central theme has little to do with man and his visions of grandeur and much to do about God.

Shelley Nirider sings a beautiful song on the Passion albums called “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”.  The most enlightening portion of this song lies in the subtitle, “It’s all About You”.  This song portrays in a concise manner the very approach Christians must take concerning all things.

It's all about you, Jesus
And all this is for You
For Your glory and Your fame
It's not about me
As if You should do things my way
And You alone are God
And I surrender to Your ways

The book of Job runs headlong into an area that many in the Christian community are not ready to face.  An area that man, who has spent ages centering the universe around himself, acknowledges but doesn’t comprehend. 

Teachings abound concerning the book of Job many focusing on Job, the man, by examining why this “righteous” person was having so much evil poured out upon his life.  Even the brief observation into the heavenly realms does not provide the answer to the question proposed, “Why do the righteous suffer?”  Job’s friends didn’t know, Job had no clue and interestingly enough, God wasn’t about to tell him.  No one seems to realize that Job never gets an answer to the question “Why?”

Elihu seemed to be the only individual that operated with an understanding of man’s relation to God.    “Who are we, and how can we compare our thinking with God?”

The book in your hands presents the only valid view about mankind and his relationship with God.  The wakeup call centers on one key factor – God’s purpose.

Click here for the Preface


2 Responses to “The Immanuel Project – Intro”

  1. […] The Immanuel Project – Preface June 13, 2009 Posted by undergroundchurch in The Immanuel Project – Book. Tags: Christian living, Christianity, church, faith, Jesus, life, religion, theology, Thoughts trackback Click Here for the Intro […]

  2. […] 1).  He is God and yet he would have to become man to dwell among us (this the Imannuel effect – Click here to read my book on this subject). To become human, God had to be born of woman, and since men […]

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