One of the most interesting and helpful ways to organize information is through the use of infographics. An infographic organizes information in a way that allows you to process it, and learn it. If you are interested in divinity subjects, infographics about Christianity and the Bible can be very helpful. Learn about different Biblical subjects, and visualize various events throughout Christian history. You don’t need to be theology major to be interested, either. Inforgraphics can be a fun and interesting way to be informed and augment your scripture study. Here are 15 infographics about the Bible and Christianity to consider bookmarking:
Learn interesting facts about the Bible, and keep different Biblical events straight.
- The Heavens: Clarence Larkin made several infographics loooong before infographics were cool. Indeed, he made many of his handwritten “charts” between 1914 and 1919. But you will find that they are remarkably similar to infographics. The are illustrative and informational. The Heavens offers insight into the three heavens as seen by Paul and recorded in the New Testament. It provides insight into an issue that has perplexed many a divinity student, clarifying the issue and helping bring some understanding to the concept of three heavens, and what Paul meant when he offered his revelation.
- Ancient Hebrew Cosmology: The Old Testament portion of the Bible coincides with ancient Hebrew scriptures. As a result, understanding the Bible can be helped by understanding something of ancient Hebrew belief and tradition. This infographic is a lovely illustration of the ancient Hebrew concept of the heavens, hell and the place God resides. This image from Michael Paukner is informative and interesting. Learn a little bit more about the culture of the Old Testament, starting with how the world came to be, from the perspective of those who wrote the oldest scriptures in Christianity.
- The Mountain Peaks of Prohpecy: This is another great offering from Clarence Larkin. It offers a look at the way that the Biblical prophets viewed prophecy, and the different perspective seen by prophets. Its an interesting look at what the prophets actually see, and a helpful realization that Old Testament prophets saw the big, main events, and not necessarily some of the other events. A good reminder that not everything we view as important really is, and that God takes a view that sometimes we don’t understand, as He has an eternal perspective and we don’t.
- An approximate chronology of named Biblical prophets: Get a helpful chronology of Biblical prophets. This image offers a look at where the prophet was located, the approximate time period, and the leading political figure of the day. Also includes a helpful look at references in Bible, by book in the Old Testament. A quick reference for those who want instant access to a list of Old Testament prophets. Puts them in order, and helps you organize them in a way that is easy to see, as well as put them in historical context with other events known in history.
- The Second Coming: One of the most interesting and well-known stories in the Bible is the prophecy of The Second Coming. The New Testament is full of references to the return of Jesus Christ, in glory. There are a number of events and symbols used in various prophecies about The Second Coming. Clarence Larkin offers a helpful infographic describing the different events leading up to the The Second Coming of Christ, and offering interpretation for some of the phrases and symbolism used by New Testament prophets to describe The Second Coming.
- Resurrections and Judgments: The idea of resurrection is one that has existed as long as there have been people and religion. In Christianity, resurrection for humans is made possible by the way that Jesus Christ rose from the tomb. The Bible makes reference to more the one resurrection, as well as different judgments. This infographic from Clarence Larkin illustrates the different views of judgments and resurrection throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, putting it together into a coherent picture of the chain of events from Calvary to the final judgment.
- John 14:8-21: If you are looking for a great representation of John 14:8-21, this infographic offers a good summary. Its simple, and to the point. It looks at what Jesus said about those who love and follow Him, and how it shows their relationship with the Father. You can learn about developing relationship with Jesus and His Father. It’s helpful in terms of keeping things straight. It’s also a great way to summarize these 13 verses. You can use it as a reference and a good reminder of how you can increase your spirituality, and your relationship with God and His Son.
- Contradictions in the Bible: Sometimes it helps to understand what others are saying, and see the arguments against the Bible. It’s also a good reminder about how the Bible is more about spirituality, than about straight facts. An interesting poster as well, with various references and links to other scriptural references.
If you are interested in concepts in Christianity, and in the history of Christianity, you might be interested in these infographics.
- Christian Sects in the U.S.: If you are looking to see where different Christian religions are most prominent in the U.S., this infographic breaks it down. Dots show where you are more likely to see a predominance of different Christian sects, including Amish, Adventist, LDS, Catholic, Baptist, Anglican, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Orthodox and Methodist. A great look at religion in America. It’s also interesting to see where different sects are predominantly located, and provides insight into the religious culture of different areas of the U.S., and offers some interesting ideas of where you might go.
- Shifting religious identities: If you are interested in the evolution of religious identities over the years in the United States, this interactive infographic is quite interesting. You can see how people’s affiliation with different religious have changed over the years. You can see the change by state, and by region. The infographic allows you to see Catholic, Other Christians, Other Religions and even No Religion. An interesting look at the spiritual evolution of the United States, and Christianity in America. See how many people are switching religions — or leave religion behind.
- Christianity around the world: This infographic looks at Christianity around the world. There are some red flags, since the classifications are generic: Catholic, Pentecostal, Orthodox, Protestant. It doesn’t really leave a lot of room for the fine shadings between different Christian sects. What is more interesting about this infographic, which is partially user-generated, is the gray areas. Those are spaces where Christianity is not as prominent. For those who are interested in proselyting, this infographic can offer interesting ideas for places that might need a little light.
- The Church versus the Kingdom: Another interesting infographic from Clarence Larkin, this one looks at the way Christianity is set up. Goes through Bible descriptions of the church and the kingdom and helps differentiate between the two. Learn more about the church, and about the kingdom of God. An interesting look at Christianity and the perspectives that pertain to different areas of the church. Learn more about the difference between the church and the actual kingdom of God, and how things are laid out in the kingdom of God. A very interesting infographic.
- The History of Martyrdom: Martyrs are known throughout history, and have been members of a number of religions. If you are interested in the history of martyrdom in Christianity, this infographic is quite helpful. It shows martyrs in different Christian religions, from AD 33 (starting with Christ) all the way to 2000, and projects out to 2025. Also includes the widening pool of people subject to martyrdom as Christianity spread. See more about martyrs, and find the truth of the persecution of Christians. Even though martyrs are much fewer now, they are still there, and there is still persecution.
- The Seven Thousand Years of Human History: If you are interested in the history of humankind from a Christian perspective, this infographic is a great one. Offers a look at how human history is expected to last for 7,000 years, and the main events therein. A look at where the Patriarchs fit in, as well as the location of different times in history, and how they match up with the Divine plan. Divides up the history of humanity by different eras, including “conscience”, “law”, “grace”, “the Sabbath” and so on. A simple way of breaking down human history on the plan of the gospel.
- Religious Teachings on Sex: This is an interesting look at what different religions teach about sex. Compare Roman Catholics to other religions in terms of sexual issues. Compares Catholicism to Buddhism, Islam and Judaism. This infographic is interesting for general comparison purposes, but it might be more interesting to see sexual behavioral differences between different Christian sects.
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