Category About the Bible

Should We Understand the Bible As it is Written?

If none of the Bible can be read and understood as it is written, then it cannot be understood at all, and this is impossible. Only if the Bible means what it says, can it be understood, known, and useful for salvation and living a godly life, as Paul and Peter assured their readers that it would.Read More

The Reliability of the Scripture or Is Our Bible the Real Thing?

Is Our Bible the Real Thing?

Are the documents we possess the same as the original documents? How do we know?

Were the original documents truly written at or around the time they cover rather than written many centuries after the facts?

The Bible consists of the original Hebrew Scriptures, which are called The Old Testament in the Bible, plus the New Testament.

Old Testament

The Hebrew Scriptures are called the Tanakh, or the Mikra, meaning “what is read”.  It was originally written in Hebrew, with sections of Daniel & Ezra written in Aramaic. Tanakh consists of three sections:

Torah – the first 5 books of the Bible, which we call Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)

Prophets (Nevi’im) – 2 sub-sections:

Former Prophets:               Joshua       Judg...

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Jesus Opened Their Minds

Luke 24:36 – 48 (45)

“And as they spoke this, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, ‘Peace to you.’

But being dismayed and becoming afraid, they supposed they were seeing a spirit.

And he said to them, ‘Why are you troubled and why do thoughts come into your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that I am Myself. Handle Me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see I have.’

And saying this, He showed them His hands and His feet.

Because they still yet disbelieved for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, ‘Have you any food here?’

And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, and of honey from the comb, and taking it, He ate it in their sight.

And He said to them, ‘These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still together with ...

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Easy Rules for Reading and Understanding the Bible

1. Read what it says.

Language is a system with inherent order and meaning. The purpose of language is communication. Communication happens only when meaning is clear between participants.
In order to achieve meaning in the message, the meaning of its individual elements, and the prescribed order, must be observed. (In other words, we can’t redefine the terms!)
Individual words, as well as ideas, have inherent meaning. When words or ideas are unrecognizable because of a failure to apply proper meaning, communication does not happen; language fails in its purpose.
This principle applies to all languages. The Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek, in adherence to the inherent structure and meaning of each language.

Remember: effective output requires adherence to structure and m...

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The Bible

The Bible claims to be the inspired Word of God. Within it’s pages we learn Who God is, and what God is like. We learn about His activities, His character, and His purpose for His Creation. We also learn about the origin of the universe, and more specifically the orgin of the human race. The Bible is divided into two main sections referred to as the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The Old Testament is an historical account of first things, earliest humanity, the development and progress of God’s chosen people Israel, and the nations and kingdoms with which they interacted...

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