In Part 3 you will study the unique role that the Hebrew nation plays in history to save human civilization. By examining five key events together with God’s explanations of them, you will sharpen your understanding of the divine design of human society and the biblical profile of a hero-leader versus pagan models of utopias and heroes.
Part 3 of the Framework course covers the early history of God’s Kingdom program from immediately after the cataclysmic flood in Noah’s day through the birth of the nation Israel to the reign of King David. This is that period of time known as the “rise of civilization” and “ancient history”. This is the time when God did a unique historic work in starting the national existence of Israel. As we read in Deuteronomy, “What nation is there so great who hath God so nigh unto them, ... that hath the statutes and judgments so righteous as this law?” (Deuteronomy 4:7–8) Indeed, at the end of history this work with Israel is the object of a heavenly anthem (Revelation 15:3) and the last war (Revelation 20:9).
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