Theophilus’ Quest is an attempt to convey the basics of Christianity in a simple and straight-forward way. Drawing upon the imagery from one of Jesus’ parables (Luke 15:11-24 Pleeease take the time to read the story) … I think we are all prodigals who have taken our inheritance and wandered from home in an attempt to find our own way in life. We are all co-travellers walking the same road that has its origin and its destination in God, our heavenly Father and Creator. Some of us are still journeying away from home; others are at that in-between place of turning; and still others of us are making our way back to our heavenly Father’s welcoming embrace.
Wherever we are on life’s journey, we need wise guides and true companions. I hope that Theo helps you on your way …
Stephen Wilson (2005)
Theo will sometimes refer to something said in the Bible. The Bible is regarded by Christians to be the word of God – our “street directory” for understanding and navigating life’s journey back to our Father.
Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law. I am but a foreigner here on earth, I need the guidance of your commands … You made me; You created me. Now give me the sense to follow your word
(Psalm 119:18-19, 73)
If you are not familiar with the Bible, these tips may be helpful:
The Bible is divided into books (the Bible is actually a library of 66 books sorted into two parts: the Old Testament – the first 39 books, beginning with creation and following the history of Israel to about 400 BC; and the New Testament – the next 27 books, beginning with the birth of Jesus Christ through to the development of Jesus’ church to about 100 AD). Each book is divided into chapters and verses. This arrangement makes it easier to find specific parts of the Bible.
Bible references are usually stated this way: Name of the book, followed by a chapter number, followed by the number of a verse (or verses).
For example: Genesis 1:1-2 refers to the book called Genesis, chapter one, verses one and two. It becomes easy with a little practise.