Have you ever noticed that the story of creation is told twice in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2?
(If not, look really close at Genesis 2:4.)

There is a reason for that. Each story is told from a different perspective but at the same time tells the same story.

There is a principal in the Bible known as: The Law of First Mention.

Which establishes foundational procedures that when a word or principal is first mentioned or used in the Bible that context establishes its use throughout the rest of the Bible.

God is telling us right in the beginning that the Bible was designed to be studied in parallel by putting stories side-by-side, but most people look at it with a linear (straight, single story) point of view and miss massive amounts of revelation.

This principal can be seen throughout the Bible.  In the books of the Law and the Prophets.  In the Four Gospels and in the Epistles.

A basic tenet of this principal is that the more times something is repeated the more important it is.

Once this principal is understood all confusion and conflict throughout the Bible disappears.

That is what I teach. How to see the Bible in parallel.

Live in God’s Love!

Richard Billingsley


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