Doug Groothuis stated, “Scripture teaches that we are not just material beings but that we have a soul that is separable from the body at the point of death. It’s not quite as clear in the Hebrew Scriptures, but it is certainly there. You see it in Ecclesiastes when the preacher talks about the body going back to the earth, and the soul going back to God.” Christian theology teaches “progressive revelation.” This means that, as the Bible was being written down over a period of about 1,500 years, new truths were introduced that were complementary with early revelation. Because of this, even the doctrine of soul survival after death was not fully developed in the Old Testament. Later, with the appearance of Jesus Christ, the doctrine of life after death is more fully revealed in the context of the resurrection. Why do you think God chose to reveal himself to us through “progressive revelation”? Explain your answer.

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      Jennifer
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      At school, students tend to learn better if they are not taught too fast. So, I think the Lord used the same method we could learn and understand it better.

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      Wade
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      When you learn about something slowly you tend to remember it longer than just learning everything all at once. He done this so we can learn and remember the Bible for ever.

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      Carla
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      So we could slowly understand just a little of who Jesus really was.

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      Cory
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      I think it was for people to fully understand, to get the whole story out, to allow the people to learn more about God.

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      Our Daily Bread
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