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BIBLE STUDY; AND WHY BELIEVERS NEED TO STUDY

(2Tim 2:15 [KJV])

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

IMPORTANT: What we do at TTGM is teach people how to study. The church that has “bible study” creates a dependent group of people who are not able to understand the bible for themselves. At TTGM we give you the tools so that you can have your own study and are able to understand God’s word for yourself.

 

Foundational Truths to remember as you study:

 

The word of God is not a Book of mystery that can only be interpreted or understood by a select few that have attended a theological school. The first group that taught this was the Roman Catholic Church. In fact they taught that the people should not even have a Bible to read for themselves and only their priest could read (bibles were published in Latin) and teach the people. Anyone that tried to print a Bible in the people’s language was put to death. If a fisherman could be chosen to hear, teach and preach the word, anyone can learn. The teacher of teachers (Holy Spirit) always does an excellent job.

 

We have put together some guidelines for you to follow and as long as you stay on this track, you shall understand more and more about the Book of Books (Bible).

 

Main steps to follow when studying:

 

Summary approach:

1.       Study only from the King James Version of the Bible – why King James? Also watch these presentations

2.       Let scripture interpret scripture.

-          If you want to give an opinion on a matter that scripture is silent on, let it be known that you are sharing an opinion and not a scriptural fact. 

-          Do not add to scripture what is not there and do not take away from scripture what is there.

3.       If you are researching a doctrine or a question on a matter in God’s word, find ALL of the references in the Bible that share or hint on the subject. Your final conclusion should not be in conflict with any one verse in the scripture. In other words, your conclusion on a doctrine should be in harmony with all the verses in scripture that address it.

4.       Study the meaning of the root word used in each text as sometimes the English meaning can be quite different to the original language (the Bible was written in Hebrew (OT), Aramaic (OT) and Greek (NT).

5.       When you have come to a conclusion on doctrine that is not widely held by the main stream, share with others that know the word to determine if (BY THE WORD) they can find issue with your conclusion.

6.       Be prepared to accept that you may have come to an incorrect doctrinal conclusion (FROM THE WORD). No one is perfect.

 

Going deeper into Bible Study with R. A. Torrey

Who was R. A. Torrey?

 

Basic tools for Study:

For PC

1.       A King James Bible – Software we highly recommend theWord (free)

2.       A Strong’s Concordance – Software with a concordance we recommend is again theWord.

 

For Android

1. King James Bible for Android - KJV (free)

2. Also try for Android “And Bible(free)

 

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To you that want to show yourself approved by God (2Tim 2:15), study takes effort and if you are not motivated, you will not last long in your efforts.

 

Ask yourself this, Do I Love Jesus with all my heart, mind and soul? Is He on my mind at every waking moment? Do I want to please him every minute of the day? Do I keep all of his commandments?

 

Jesus knows the ones that love him

(John 14:23-24 [KJV])

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

 

(John 15:10 [KJV])

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

 

What is the word saying? To keep Jesus’ commandments/words/sayings is to demonstrate your love for him. When you Love someone (in this case Jesus) you are motivated to know everything about that person. So your motivation to study and know everything about your lover (Jesus) will lift your effort further and higher. You will be propelled by your love for Him to understand everything about Him in His word.

 

If this love for Jesus is absent, pray to God and ask him to help you. Desire him with all your mind, body and soul. Do not despair, it will be well with you, God always responds to them that truly seek Him.

 

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The Greatest Love of all (John 3:16) 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"

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All quotations have been taken from the "King James Version" of the Bible
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