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I want to learn God's word

Discussion in 'Christian Newbies' started by dadman, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. dadman

    dadman Member

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    And he (God) gave some apostles .. and some prophets .. and some evangelists .. and some teaching pastors ..
    for the perfecting of the saints .. for the work of the ministry .. for the edifying of the body of Christ .. till we all come in the unity of the faith ..
    and of the knowledge of the Son of God .. to a perfect (complete) man .. to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ . . . . Ephesians 4:12

    Audio File teaching from Matthew 1 to Revelation 22 ><> [removed]
     
  2. Angelina

    Angelina Prayer Warrior Staff Member Admin

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    If you want to learn God's word ~ read the bible for yourself. If you don't know where to begin, there are many reading plans available on-line ie: https://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/

    dadmansabode, not everyone here is a John McArthur advocate. Some like myself do not believe in the "Rapture of the Church" as he does. That is why it's so very important that members and lurkers seek God's word out for themselves.

    Shalom!
     
  3. dadman

    dadman Member

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    Indeed .... God's word is the teacher ... John MacArthur is just one voice ... many do believe in the rapture of the Church, a worthy discussion to be had

    Jesus: .. Because you have kept the word of my perseverance .. I also will keep you from (out of) the hour of testing ..
    that hour which is about to come upon the whole world .. to test those who dwell on the earth ... Revelation 3:10
     
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    Angelina Prayer Warrior Staff Member Admin

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    I think there is something about that topic to be found in the debate section if you wish to discuss it further. ;) Have a great day!
     
  5. heretoeternity

    heretoeternity New Member

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    If you want to learn the word of God, in the Bible, you have to start with the POP (power of prayer)..pray for understanding and to have your eyes opened to God's holy word. If you sincerely desire this then God will lead you to understand His word...do not rely on the preachers such as McArthur for understanding, because most are spreading their false interpretations of God's word, as are the majority of denominational religions.
    God bless and guide you in your quest for the truth!
     
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    Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
     
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    When I was a kid hearing that in church, I thought that it was saying that I shall not want the LORD my Shepherd. Interesting how the choice of words can cause a misunderstanding like that for a kid who knows what "I shall not want" means.. like, a bite of shrimp I shall not want.
    It took a while for me to discover that what I thought it meant was wrong. Then my thought was, 'well then why didn't it say that with the LORD as my Shepherd I shall not lack'? Now that, I understand! :D
     
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    Angelina Prayer Warrior Staff Member Admin

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    Hehe! I've always thought that it was because it was old fashioned language kinda like Shakespeare so I've always thought it mean't "I shall not be in want". ^_^
     
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    For such reasons I am glad that updated versions of the Bible had been printed to reflect the contemporary language changes. :)

    While I'm at it, here's another case of wrong thinking that also occurred in Psalm 23 where it says, "He makes me to lie down in green pastures." I thought that it was talking about someone being buried. Associated that way I guess because I'd heard it quoted at a funeral more than once. Which had to be corrected at some time to realize that it was talking about sheep watched over by the shepherd to protect them from wolves so they can relax and take their ease in the grass. Which I realized, also referred to David getting a good nights sleep even though King Saul had sent men to kill him.
     
  12. thirdeyezero

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    Want is the aberration of using your desire to want to know good and evil, it's I shall no want to know good or evil since both kills you.

    And it is I shall not "lack" because good and evil only leads to a vacuum.
     
  13. Barrd

    Barrd His Humble Servant

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    For brand new Christians I would recommend the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5-7. Here is the heart of Jesus, laid bare for all to see. Here we learn how to follow Him. It's a great beginning to a beautiful relationship that will last a lifetime....and beyond....
     
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    The Bible is the best source for listening to the Word of God. But I've also found this video below, a very easy way to get in contact with the Word of Jesus and His message, so I recommend it to eveyone who is looking for listening or studying His Word. It's really worth it!
     
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    Barrd His Humble Servant

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    I'm glad I was a born reader. By the time I was 12, I had already read and loved "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Merchant of Venice" by Will Shakespeare, so I was ready for "ye olde English"....
     
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    IanLC Active Member Encounter Team

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    If one wants to learn the Word of God start with the Spirit of God! For the Spirit breathed the Word and is the action of the Word! The Spirit is the Spirit of Truth thus is the Spirit of the Word! The Word points the the Spirit and the Spirit to Christ the Living Word!
    "For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God." (1 Corinthians 2:11)
     
  18. Barrd

    Barrd His Humble Servant

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    It's not complicated.
    The Bible is intended for simple people.
    Even a child can understand it.

    In fact, I would say that only someone who is a child at heart can truly understand it.

    Mar 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

    Luk 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

    And it seems that Jesus agrees with me. :wub:
     
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    lforrest Well-Known Member Staff Member Admin

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    The method that worked well for me was to sit still and read the whole bible in a short period of time. Do not bring any presuppositions, but let the word speak for itself. Let the Spirit reveal the truth to you and show you the scriptural parallels between what your currently reading and what you've already read. It also helps to be hungry for the Word. Pray and Fast for an especially rewarding experience.

    Whenever I question what I learned during that time, I find myself in error and go back to that former understanding.
     
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