Bible study

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Bible study

I am wondering when we study the Bible if we are studying to improve our spiritual growth by changing our lifestyles and mentality, or we are just looking for the loopholes to make excuses.

Just my two cents.
 
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Sylvanus said:
Personally, I study the Bible to improve my spiritual growth by changing my lifestyle and mentality.

The Old Testament and the Gospels are the story of a relationship, how our God thinks, acts and reacts, thus I read it to understand what sort of God we have. If I want to further my reading into a study, then I would prayerfully consider how I myself fit into that relationship. I might diverge into doctrines and others, like dispensation or other, but my main goal would be to know how to syncronize my spirit with the Holy spirit, as you say, to improve my spiritual growth by changing my lifestyle and mentality.

If I were to do it to find loopholes, those would be mine. I suspect that if one is to find other loopholes, they would only be regarding man made doctrines or such, but not with that relationship or with God Himself, otherwise that person would not be humble enough to discern the Spirit of the Scriptures.

But that's just me..........:)
I don't want to be rude or anything but I hope you don't mind me asking. How long have you been a Christian?

Thank you for replying to my thread, BTW.:)
 
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To know the TRUTH

I am wondering when we study the Bible if we are studying to improve our spiritual growth by changing our lifestyles and mentality, or we are just looking for the loopholes to make excuses.

Just my two cents.
I hope we study the Holy Bible in order to find the TRUTH about the real IDENTITY of Jesus Christ. Perhaps many people have missed His rebuke in the following:

Joh 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

We all believe there is only One True God. Some questions:

1. What really is the relationship between Father God and Jesus Christ?
2. Who is Jesus before "coming in the flesh?"
3. Who is the God of Abraham and Moses and Peter and Paul?
4. Who is the One True God that we will be meeting in heaven and to be with in eternity? What is His name?
5. Who is the Holy Spirit?

Before I did not even think of all these things. However, now I begin to ask myself, whether TO LOVE comes before TO KNOW?
 
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I hope we study the Holy Bible in order to find the TRUTH about the real IDENTITY of Jesus Christ. Perhaps many people have missed His rebuke in the following:

Joh 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.

We all believe there is only One True God. Some questions:

1. What really is the relationship between Father God and Jesus Christ?
2. Who is Jesus before "coming in the flesh?"
3. Who is the God of Abraham and Moses and Peter and Paul?
4. Who is the One True God that we will be meeting in heaven and to be with in eternity? What is His name?
5. Who is the Holy Spirit?

Before I did not even think of all these things. However, now I begin to ask myself, whether TO LOVE comes before TO KNOW?
I think you are going into more than this forum will tolerate. that subjesct is forbidden, my friend.
 
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Wait...what?

When you create your account, you have to agree to a statement of faith as follows:
Statement of Faith

1) The Holy Scriptures, in it’s original form, is the inerrant Word of God.
2) There is only one God who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3) We are separated from God due to sin.
4) God's Son, Jesus Christ, was born of the virgin Mary, died on the cross for our sins, and rose again on the third day.
5) We can only be saved by repenting of sin, and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior by faith. This salvation is provided by the grace of God. We cannot be saved through our own efforts or works.

Since the trinity is mentioned there, where is it forbidden to discuss? Unless of course said discussion involved denying the trinity since that would be a violation of the Terms of Use IMO.
 
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Quite perceptive Benarenth.

Though I would leave the "agreeing to established doctrine" elsewhere. Obviously I must agree with a trinitarian view if I am here speaking with you.

Hopefully, in good conscious... everyone else talking here should be too (otherwise you've lied when you signed up).

Shalom
 
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