Announcing updates on Amazon in two of SunGrist’s Gospel Tract series, number 5 and number 6.
Gospel Tract 5 Kindle and Paperback, GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ROMANS.
Romans 1:18-20 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”God’s wrath is revealed by the unrighteous who “suppress the truth.” The Greek word Paul uses for “suppress” is “katechō” and this means to physically “hold back, to detain,” or “to push down on” which is typically how the Greeks used it. It gives us the image of someone holding down or suppressing a coil spring. It is intentional so that’s why they are “without excuse” because they really know better. Why so? It’s because the invisible attributes of God, like the power that is found in nature, clearly demonstrate that a creation demands a Creator and it is really self-evident. They make a conscious effort to push back the obvious truth that God exists.Romans 1:21-23 “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”This supports what I just wrote; that they already know God and that He exists, but they still didn’t honor Him “or give thanks to Him” and that’s why “they became futile” (vain, empty) in their thinking. This foolishness darkened their hearts and minds. Today, the evolutionists claim, “to be wise” yet they are fools because they “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images” (icons, idols like science and knowledge) of man and bird and beast and even “creeping things.” No wonder God says the “fool says in their heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1) but the original manuscripts read, “The fool says in his heart, ” no God.” The “there is” in there is no God is not in the original manuscripts, so the fool says to God, “No God!”
Gospel Tract 6, GOSPEL IN the 12 MINOR PROPHETS.
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:19-21
Even as Gospel is not minor to preaching, the Minor Prophets are called minor only because of their size, and as you have noticed are grouped together in the Old Testament. They are in no ways located in the Bible in the historical sequence of writing like the historical books of Joshua, Judges, I and II Chronicles, I and II Kings, and Ester. Isaiah, often called the queen of the Major Prophets and all 16 of the Writing Prophets, written approximately 739 to 681 B.C.; and as Dr. B. H. Carroll does in his “An Interpretation of the English Bible, we can divide all the 19 Prophets into Pre-Isaiah Prophets, Concurrent with Isaiah Prophets, and Post Isaiah Prophets, also as is done in the Master Tables and the end of this Gospel Tract which outline the whole Bible with the Old Testament quotes in the New Testament.