There have been a lot of executive orders being handed down by our government lately. Those in power have been telling those subject to that power what they need to do to be safer as a community. What would it look like if the Bible was summed up as an executive order?
Whereas, in the beginning, the Lord, created the universe, the earth and all there in (Gen. 1:1-31), and
Whereas, God created mankind in His image (Gen. 1:27), and
Whereas, God provided a garden for Adam and Eve to eat of every tree in the garden with exception of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:16-17), and
Whereas, the serpent did tempt Eve, and she ate of the tree and gave Adam to eat of it, by that action sin entered the world (Gen. 3:1-6), and
Whereas, God punished them and sent them out of the garden and from His presence but foretold of One that would destroy Satan (Gen. 3:7-24), and
Whereas, man became exceedingly wicked, God punished the earth with water; only Noah, his family, and the animals were saved by building the ark (Gen. 6-9), and
Whereas, God chose Abraham to be the father of the Israelite nation, to bless them with land and to bless the world through one of his descendants (Gen. 12:1-3), and
Whereas, Abraham’s descendants did become a great people, and God gave a law to govern them (Ex. 20:1), and
Whereas, this great people became a great nation; God blessed them with a king, David son of Jesse, and continued the seed promise given to Abraham through David (2 Sam. 7:11-13), and
Whereas, God sent His only begotten Son to be born of a woman, He was named Jesus who would take away the sins of the world (Luke 1:30-33), and
Whereas, Jesus made disciples, taught of the kingdom that would come, introduced a new covenant that would be ratified upon His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 16:18, 21; 26:28), and
Whereas, Jesus was crucified, buried, raised on the third day (Matt. 27-28);
Now, therefore, God, the Creator of the universe, now commands all men everywhere to repent, to be buried, and to be raised from water to walk in newness of life, a life lived in obedience and free from sin (Acts 17:30; Rom. 6:1-7; Rev. 2:10).
When it is written in this manner it is easy to see the power behind what God has done for us. We are subject to it.