Why Is It Critical for Christians to Study the Past?How does knowledge of the past shape Christians? views of God, Christ?s redemption, and humanity as a whole? In his new book, Vern S. Poythress teaches Christians how to study and write about the past by emphasizing God?s own command to remember his works and share them with the next generation. Readers will explore concepts such as providentialism, Christian historiography, divine purpose, and the 4 basic phases of biblical history: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation. By learning how to appropriately study history, believers will begin to recognize God?s lordship over all events and how even minor incidents fit into his overarching plan.