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Keturah

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Yeah, sure…

Sin has nothing to do with it…

:hmhehm

Sounds like some hearts around here have been hardened by sin….

“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13-14)


I've noticed & noted your shallowness in scripture & that you use it's sharpened sword outward instead of inward.

Is your sepulchre just whited outwardly?
 

Michiah-Imla

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I've noticed & noted your shallowness in scripture & that you use it's sharpened sword outward instead of inward.

How did the saints use it in the scriptures?

Outwardly to us!

So posting scripture is “shallow” now?
 

Keturah

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How did the saints use it in the scriptures?

Outwardly to us!

So posting scripture is “shallow” now?
No not posting scripture but you pulling from " context " to drive home YOUR point!
The word is in harmony & few are stand alone verses!

*****I said YOUR shallowness !
Can be restated as you're or YOU ARE!
 

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Sure we can.

By continuing in the word the flesh is kept in check.

“…give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” (1 Timothy 4:13)

“Studying” often leads to errors…
Lets rephrase that last line . Studying , UNDER MEN GONE WRONG , often leads to massive errors .
Just a friendly reminder . And do beware their greek words . cause i sure seem to notice
their greek always agrees with their agenda . JUST saying .
 
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How utterly ludicrous is this thought.......!
Let us diligently be in our bible . feasting on the lovely words of truth .
But i do warn us about something . Many men have been decieving full churches
through their own deceptive twistings of the scriptures . I seen this way too much and sadly way too often .
The bible is not this book of confusion that only some great leader or wise scholar can make us understand .
TRUTH is , if men try and tell us this , I WOULD RUN and run fast from them .
This is a way to gain control of the masses . And its worked big time .
The bible , the letters of the apostels , they were not written in a code only a world wise scholar could know .
THEY were letters to the churches . MEN are trying so hard to make it seem
like people cannot learn the bible for themselves . THI
 
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“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much STUDY is a weariness of the flesh.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

So just READ the Bible so that you don’t quit from weariness and fall into the hands of heretics.

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Let us diligently be in our bible . feasting on the lovely words of truth .
But i do warn us about something . Many men have been decieving full churches
through their own deceptive twistings of the scriptures . I seen this way too much and sadly way too often .
The bible is not this book of confusion that only some great leader or wise scholar can make us understand .
TRUTH is , if men try and tell us this , I WOULD RUN and run fast from them .
This is a way to gain control of the masses . And its worked big time .
The bible , the letters of the apostels , they were not written in a code only a world wise scholar could know .
THEY were letters to the churches . MEN are trying so hard to make it seem
like people cannot learn the bible for themselves . THI
This is what I was rebuking......

"You’re problem is that you’ve gone too “deep” into Bible study:" Michiah-Imla
 
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Keturah

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So where in the Bible does it tell us to “study” his word?

:IDK:
2 TIMOTHY CHAPTER 2: KJV

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
****15 STUDY to shew THYSELF approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH..****
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

BTW, we are done conversing here !
 
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STUDY to shew THYSELF approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH..****

If in this sense:
“To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to muse; to dwell upon in thought.”

Sure.

But “study” nowadays means to read Greek/Hebrew lexicons and become an all knowing scripture translator…

And sectarians “study” the word to strengthen their one sided doctrines.

Those are the so called “STUDYING” techniques that grieves my soul.
 
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You're a new believer. What now? Once a believer accepts Jesus Christ into their heart, he/she is forgiven by God and the blood of Jesus washes all sin away; the person now has a clean slate. It's God's gift to humanity. The works of the Old Testament (Law) and/or philanthropy cannot save you. Only by putting your faith in the death, resurrection and the blood of Jesus can atone for your sins.

Ephesians 2
[8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
[9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.
[10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

How do you now begin your new life in Jesus? You must understand that God has called the born again believers to Holiness, not impurity. After all, it was sin that destroyed the world, and required Jesus to come and pay the price to redeem us. Please don't be deceived by those who claim that failing to walk in God's holiness will not void your Salvation. It will.

1 Thessalonians 4
[7] For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

Ephesians 2
[1] I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

1 John 3
[3] And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
[4] Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1 Peter 2
[11] Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Romans 12
[1] beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ephesians 4
[21] If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
[22]That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
[23]And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
[24]And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

[25]Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
[26]Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
[27] Neither give place to the devil.
[28]Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
[29]Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. [30]And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
[31]Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
[32]And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Yes this is the life long quest we now undertake to cast off the old, and put on the new knowing we are confident that He saves and not our deeds.
 
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Keturah

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If in this sense:
“To fix the mind closely upon a subject; to muse; to dwell upon in thought.”

Sure.

But “study” nowadays means to read Greek/Hebrew lexicons and become an all knowing scripture translator…

And sectarians “study” the word to strengthen their one sided doctrines.

Those are the so called “STUDYING” techniques that grieves my soul.
"But “study” nowadays means to read Greek/Hebrew lexicons and become an all knowing scripture translator…"

Did I say to study any of these forms?
No I say "STUDY" the Word of God through the Spirit of God !
 
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