I know that there is no shortage of webpages that want to teach you how to read your Bible and that is great. However, what I want to share is how I personally treat and mark up God’s word in my studies.
Learn about what the Gospel is by breaking it into four easy to understand chronological events: Creation, Rebellion, Rescue and Renewal.
Often found among the groups of people who call themselves ‘;Agnostics’ or ‘;Deists’ is the claim that it is arrogant and prideful to say that we as Christians (Or adherents to any theistic system of belief) can know anything about God, let alone have a [personal] relationship with him. To respond to this accusation, we need to really answer three questions in one:
Revelation refers to the revealing of something that was previously unknown to a person or people group, but there are two ways that people receive these revelations; generally and specifically.
A brief explanation of the different meanings of the term ‘Word of God.’
There have been some who have said that the virgin birth of Jesus Christ by Mary is not important. But this article shows otherwise.
A detailed list of prophecies concerning Jesus Christ. This list includes verses, prophecies, fulfillments and a brief description.
An overview of what the Old Testament is, who wrote it, what it covers and where it ends.
An overview of who wrote the New Testament and why we regard their writings as inspired and others not.
It is often spoken by Christians that the Bible is inspired by God. In my honest opinion, I believe that many Christians say this primarily because their pastor often repeats it and in all honesty could not give an accurate definition of what it really means as a result of the term passing far into the world of ‘;Christianeeze’ and ‘;Bible Jargon’. This article is written to help remedy what may be a difficult doctrine to understand - as it once was for me.
An overview of the Biblical doctrine of inerrancy, which put simply means that the Bible does not err in anything it says.
Read about how Jesus was not only fully God, but was also fully human, contrary to what some religions and cults say about him.
The Heidelberg Catechism was written in Heidelberg at the request of Elector Frederick III, ruler of the most influential German province, the Palatinate, from 1559 to 1576. This pious Christian prince commissioned Zacharius Ursinus, twenty-eight years of age and professor of theology at the Heidelberg University, and Caspar Olevianus, twenty-six years old and Frederick’s court preacher, to prepare a catechism for instructing the youth and for guiding pastors and teachers. Frederick obtained the advice and cooperation of the entire theological faculty in the preparation of the Catechism. The Heidelberg Catechism was adopted by a Synod in Heidelberg and published in German with a preface by Frederick III, dated January 19, 1563. A second and third German edition, each with some small additions, as well as a Latin translation were published in Heidelberg in the same year.
Learn about what the Bible really has to say about the Divinity (Godhood) of Jesus, despite what major religions and cults say about him.
A list of the books of the Bible along with a short description of each book.
A brief explanation of why the Bible is complete and why we should not expect it to be added to.
Learn about what the Atonement is and how it works in relation to our salvation.
A rundown of what the Apocrypha is, its involvement in church history and why we do not hold it to be the same as scripture.
Learn about what the Trinity is and some of the many misunderstandings regarding it.
Learn about why and how we pray to God as well as what benefit it brings to us.
Learn about what it means for God to be personal.
An overview of the five essentials of the Christian faith. If you deny any one of these, you are not a Christian.
People of other faiths who truly believe that they are pursuing God are going to hell. How do I deal with this in terms of telling people that my God is loving and just?
Prayer is simply communication with God, and is important much like communication between a husband and a wife is important. Part of it is the act of releasing our stresses and our burdens onto him and part of it is thanking him and admitting our faults to him despite the fact the he already knows these things. Much like a husband may know that his wife struggles with a certain habit, her confession of that to her spouse greatly affects both parties, because now they can work together to resolve the issue. In addition, though my wife knows she got me exactly what I wanted for my birthday, my act of expressing my gratitude to her brings her great joy and draws us closer together.
While the Bible is the word of God which has been given to us for the purpose of teaching, correction and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17), it was penned by the hands of men who were instructed and lead by the Holy Spirit to write the words that we see within its pages. Written by more than forty individuals across a span of over 1,500 years1, the list of contributors includes kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, a doctor, and scholars.2
The Bible is God’s speaking of his truth to us in human words. It is one book which contains sixty-six smaller books (Thirty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament) that were penned by over forty authors, inspired by the one God, across a span of over 1,500 years, on three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe) and in three different languages (Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic). Our current 1,189 chapter separations were created by Cardinal Hugo of St. Cher in 1240 AD and the 31,173 verse separations were made by Robert Stephanus and published in 1557.