The Scriptures included in this work, Handel's "Messiah", are somewhat limited in scope compared to the whole of Scripture and its doctrines. The doctrines are somewhat simplistic. Even more simplistic is the message of the final sermon proclaimed by the 'angel' in which he says,
The whole point to earth's history has been about "life and death". Who lives? Who dies? Thus far mankind has been engrossed in living this temporal life, and then dying. Is there anything more beyond that? If He died on the cross and that was 'it', how is He any better than anybody else? If Messiah is "so great" shouldn't He hold the keys to Life?
"Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (1Co15:21-22)
"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep; but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." (1Co15:51-53)
"Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1Co15:54-57)
But "I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE" (Rev1:18)
There was a whole hord of beings around the Throne, searching for somebody "worthy" enough to open the seals of the eternal scroll. And the elder gets John's attention:
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honour, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever." (Re5:12-13)
The accompanying recording is an 'oratorio': Handel's "Messiah". If you don't like opera you may not care for this (the two are very similar). Played non-stop the whole thing is about 2.5 hours long. But for the next five months the 'articles' take this work, divided up into sections, presenting the Scriptures and running 'commentary' which can be read by itself without the music. The entire history of Jesus on this earth is presented: From when He was first promised to Eve in Eden, crucifixion and resurrection, clear through to His glory in Heaven where He has judged sinners and is reigning with God in Eternal Life.
The oratorio itself is word-for-word from the KJV. God's Word set to music. If you just read the words it might seem a bit sparse at times. The performance may not be as 'puristically' "Baroque" as some musicians might prefer, but I believe it captures the 'spirit' of the work about as well as I've heard. And, sorry about the recorded quality: it both comes from LPs pressed in the 60s, and the MP3 format is the lowest quality for 'space' considerations.
The on-screen text is in three parts, corresponding to how the Messiah was originally published. Hopefully it will be obvious 'why' I have divided it up into the five sections as I did.