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In a continuing effort to provide a foundation for the premise of this website, here is my next blog that coincides with the vision.
As stated on the main page, New Community Financial is centered around Isaiah 8:11-12. The idea of a new community is adopted from Isaiah stemming from the idea of a small nucleus of God's people, preserved by His unmerited grace, forming a foundation for a new community devoted to His redemptive work. Long before prophets, a type of remnant theology may be seen in God's preservation of Noah and his family from the great flood. In the same way, God used Joseph in Egypt to sustain a remnant during the worldwide famine.
Remnant theology is also evident in the book of Deuteronomy, where Moses warned Israel that they would be scattered, but the obedient would eventually be restored to their homeland. This concept was picked up by the prophets and applied to the Hebrew people when they were carried into captivity by the Assyrians and Babylonians.
In the eighth century B.C., the prophet Amos proclaimed Israel's doom (Amos 8:1,2), but he also declared the possibility of deliverance for "the remnant of Joseph". In Isaiah's vision of Judah's judgment, the prophet thundered, "Unless the LORD of hosts had left us a few survivors, we would be like Sodom" (Is 1:9). Isaiah even named one of his sons Shear-jashub, meaning "A Remnant Shall Return" (Is 7:3). He predicted that the nation of Judah would be overthrown by a foreign power but that remnant would survive to serve as a witness to God's continuing work of world redemption (Is 10:20-23). The prophet Micah, a contemporary of Isaiah, tied the restoration remnant of God's future reign in Zion (Micah 2:12, 13).
In the New Testament, the apostle Paul applied remnant theology to the church, indicating that God's new people would include both believing Jews and Gentiles (Romans 9:22-27). Alluding to the seven thousand who had not worshipped Baal in Elijah's time (1 Kings 19:18), Paul declared, "In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice" (Romans 11:5).
Throughout history God has always preserved a remnant from among His people to serve as a lighthouse in the midst of a dark and sinful world.
I have felt inspired, through my deliverances, to write about and convey certain ideas and concepts from which I feel the Lord has given. It is important, in my opinion, to address the different types of biblical inspiration that has produced scripture, sermons, books, studies, and classes. I want to be kept accountable, true to God's Word, and pure in motives.
The word Inspiration can be found one time in the New Testament, Second Timothy 3:16. "All Scripture is inspired by God," literally "God-breathed." Divine inspiration logically follows divine revelation. In revelation God speaks to man's ear while by inspiration He guides the pen to ensure that the imparted message is correctly written down.
There are several ideas about the process of inspiration.
Plenary-verbal inspiration does not guarantee the inspiration of any translation, but only of the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.
I will be using these ideas as a benchmark of accountability to all financial concepts portrayed in the website.