First Baptist Church | 414 Pecan Ave| Philadelphia, MS 39350 | fbcphilly.com | April 22, 2019
Through the years I have often heard people say something like,
"Christianity is not as old as other religions like paganism and witchcraft." I say, "Really, are you sure about that?" "What about Job?"
The book of Job is one of the oldest books known to man, and most scholars believe it was orally passed from generation to generation before
finally being put into print. I find it interesting that the oldest book in the Bible and one of the oldest scripts yet discovered, speaks of a
Redeemer, a living Lord, and the hope of eternal life (all central themes to modern Christianity). As we contemplate the resurrected Christ this
week, may we also think on this ancient text that God gave Job in the midst of great suffering, "I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He
will stand upon the earth" Job 19:25.