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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Exodus: The Purpose of Exodus

3. The scope of the same, the fulfillment of the promise concerning the possession of the land of Canaan, demonstration of judgments of anger and of grace, and also of the government of the Church and of the preservation of faith upon Christ, and of the impotence of the flesh even after receiving benefits, and finally an exhortation to bear the cross patiently.

Moreover, the scope/goal of the book is, to show in the event and actuality the fulfillment of the promise made to Abraham concerning the possession of the land of Canaan, and the multiplication of his seed: to set forth shining examples of God’s judgments and severity towards His enemies, and of His grace and mercy towards the believing pious: to erect the government of the Church, and the preservation of the faith in Christ through the ministry of the law (as a schoolmaster to Christ, Galatians 3:24, and the end of which was Christ, for righteousness to every one that believes, Romans 10:4) and of numerous statutes, to be made known right before the eyes to all posterity: to make manifest the infirmity and impotence of the flesh, rising up against God, even after the reception of the most ample blessings of God: and finally to impress upon the purer Church of all ages, not only of the sorrows and commotions of various dangers patiently and prudently to be endured, but also of the happy outcome of adverse events to be anticipated with the greatest hope.

Dr. Dilday's Lecture: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ at Sinai, Part 1"

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