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A Popular Survey of the New Testament

, 2014
ISBN: 9781493401352



Understanding the New Testament is a daunting but exciting task. Our world is so different from that of the first century. The dress, travel, vocation, and custom of biblical characters are all foreign to us. Yet it is important to understand the context and content of the New Testament if we are of Jesus Christ. A Popular Survey of the New Testament is designed to help ordinary people enrich their understanding of New Testament to be faithful followers people and events. It addresses many questions that readers of the Bible may have. Written in an easy, informal style, this survey is accessible and enjoyable to anyone who wants to better understand the New Testament.

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“Christ is implicit in the Old and explicit in the New” (Page 10)

“If there were four Passovers (with three years between them), it would fit perfectly with the traditional view that Jesus ministered for three and one-half years (adding the extra one-half year for a ministry beginning in the fall and going to the spring Passover).” (Pages 34–35)

“His ministry in the first three Gospels was largely in Galilee and in John it was mainly in Judea.” (Page 35)

“God moves down into human history by choosing a nation” (Page 10)

“sanctification actually makes a person righteous and delivers him or her from the power of sin (chaps. 6:1–8:17” (Page 132)

Norman Geisler

Norman L. Geisler (1932– 2019) has taught at the university and graduate level for over 50 years. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, William Tyndale College, and Loyola University, and is known for his scholarly contributions to the subjects of Christian apologetics, theology, and philosophy. 

After his studies, he became Wheaton's graduate assistant in the Bible-Philosophy department. He has since taught theology, apologetics, and philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA.

In 1992, Geisler co-founded Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2007, he co-founded Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California, where he serves as chancellor and distinguished professor of Apologetics.

Geisler is the author or co-author of over 80 books, including the books in the Norman L. Geisler Collection, The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library, and his three-volume Systematic Theology


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