May 6, 1997

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah

Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadia

In the last chapter of the Bible, Jesus’ last living disciple, John, writes (Rev. 22: 18-19):  “I, John, solemnly warn everyone who hears the prophetic words of this book:  if anyone adds anything to them, God will add to his punishment the plagues described in this book.  And if anyone takes anything away from the prophetic words of this book, God will take away from him his share of the fruit of the tree of life and of the Holy City, which are described in this book.”

God had to put a lid on what He would reveal to the 40 authors who, over some 1,600 years, drafted the Bible’s 66 books.  God doesn’t answer all of humanity’s questions in the Bible (the most influential and widely read book ever), just the biggies like:

• Does God exist?

• What’s He like?