Did the Old Testament Greats Understand God’s Plan?

This entry is part 1 of 39 in the series Did the Old Testament Greats Understand God's Plan?

What we often take for granted is what might explain what we do not understand. That that is not discerned by a lot of students of the Scriptures shows that their conception may be rather unclear. We have spent time studying of late things that have opened our minds to understanding the purposes of God which we had missed. The clarity of pre-supposed concepts can usually be realized when we determine what did they know? This

Did Adam, Job, Noah, Abraham and all the heroes of the Old Testament understand God to be another type of being, the same being (even though they might have NOT been given His real name? In all their associations with Him, did they think or just react to situations they were not supposed to understand?? When God said: “let there be light,” was there not light, already, and was He not that light? Were they aware that darkness came before light? “Darkness covered the face of the earth.” Was that light not standing in their presence and was He prophesying of an event that was coming or was to be? He that was to RULE when Moses by inspiration, was He that was to RULE the day, did they understand was also He that was to rule, the night? Were the stars, which were set in the expanse of the heavens, literal stars or were they to exist or did they exist before the earth, literally? Stars, were set in the heavens. What was in fact, the heavens? When God said it is good and very good, on the fifth day, did He not speak of an existence BEFORE the earth spawned His creation?

Is not the Old Testament religion mainly a religion of law in contrast to that of the New Testament? Would the objects of His creation be able to comprehend concepts like faith? How many times do we find the word faith in any of the old covenants and did not that word come into existence right at the close of the law of Moses? Would faith then be the standard of men under the old covenants? Was the old covenant based on faith or based solely on works? Did these works have another name? Could that name have been righteousness?

Faith presupposes that man understood that without God supplying grace, hereafter called the plan, that man would be hopelessly lost? The fall of man and it’s disastrous consequence supply as a background the gospel, but for which testament? When God made man, why did He not also make woman at the same time, or did He? Was woman a change in the plan? Were there other, changes?

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