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An animated walkthrough of "The Covenants" in the Bible
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The theme of "Heaven and Earth" begins in the first verse of the BIble: "In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth."

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About the authors:

Tim Mackie is a Pastor of Door of Hope church and a Professor at Western Seminary.

Jon Collins is a founder of Epipheo and Sincerely Truman and a veteran explainer video producer.

 

35 thoughts on “Animated Explanation of ‘The Covenants’

    • Nick Spitzley John 1:3 explains it all. through Jesus Christ God created everything. Just like only through him we can enter into the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is God, but not the father. Father is the almighty God.

    • KeyBored_Jitzu Matthew 9:1-8 explains that Jesus is God when he forgave sins. No one can forgive our sins but God. God the father has given authority to Jesus the son of God to forgive our sins. He died for our sins. He is God came to earth as a man to fulfill God the father’s will.

    • Hello “Bible Project” team. I really like your videos and I want to translate your them to Persian/Farsi. (basically give them Persian subtitles) so that Iranians can watch them and also understand the word of God better. I dont know how to contact you so please answer to my comment.

  1. I love this video and find it to be so clear and simple. My one question for you guys is how have you wrestled with visually depicting members of the Trinity? I ask this because I am a pastor in the PCA and our confessional standards do not allow us to visually depict any members of the Trinity (or at least God the Father depending on how you interpret things), based on the 2nd commandment (or 1st depending on how you count them).

    • +Andrew Jacobson Hey there Andrew, thanks for the great question. It’s one we got a lot when we made this video. We’re definitely aware of various traditions that warn against depicting God, and that it’s a touchy issue. However, it’s interesting that even the Israelite prophets, who cared deeply about the first and second commandments, didn’t hesitate to draw verbal pictures of God in their visions. Isaiah 6, Ezekiel 1:26-27, Amos 9:1, they all see God in the form of a man, and Daniel 7:9-10 even depicts him as an old man. So it was these biblical texts that compelled us to use the metaphor of an old man (and that’s surely what all these texts are, visual metaphors) to describe the Father. So that was our reasoning, I know it’s not airtight, but we felt like the image of covenant partnership wouldn’t be the same if God was an ephemeral cloud. Hope that clarifies!

  2. I think regardless of the different opinions on this, and people’s corrections; I want to say thank you bible project for doing a fantastic job! What you are doing is revolutionary, and putting teaching into the hands of every day people. Thank you for your pursuit in this, its amazing what you are doing! @TheBibleProject Real pioneers

    • For sure, but based on what they are saying that they are trying to do with these videos is to help people to understand and then to also help with studying the bible. They even have a reading plan to help with reading and studying the bible over the course of a year (or almost at least). I don’t believe that they are trying to just take the bible and make it overly simple or to stop anyone from actually studying the bible. I find these videos to be helpful to understanding things and to give me a way of connecting what I read to a good visual and verbal study aid. I think its just a different way of getting to the same result you are referring to (not to create a fight of any kind or anything)

    • Of course! I felt bad to argue with what you were saying and I didn’t want to create a negative situation. I’m glad it helped you though =)

  3. excellent. at 4:07 calling Yeshua Jesus ” the faithful Israelite” is a bridge building statement not a replacement theology anti law way. good. and thanks for making the Israelites brown skinned not white. and Jesus brown not white. good bridge building!!

  4. When you talked about Abrahams blessing being spread to all families of the world I just thought about the 2billion Christians in the world and I thought “wow. God literally did that/is doing that”

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