Rules for Study of God’s Word

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Rules Governing Documents on this site

 

ALL SCRIPTURE stands together.  There are no theological debates or interpretations.  His word is what it is.  All scripture is part of the entire package, no one verse stands alone.  If it is not supported by other scripture then it is the idea of man and not God.

 

God has not given another new revelation of His Word.  It is complete in itself from Genesis (the Beginning) to the end of the story the Book of Revelation.  It can stand alone without man’s extra books of interpretation and self helps.

 

DO NOT ever attempt to make a passage “fit” into your understanding. If a reader tries to make or find scriptures to prove a theory or interpret it; then it is just another good theory.  Throw it out!

 

At some point in history men decided that we must be able to explain things in a manner we are familiar with at the current point in time.  This is a fallacy in understanding scripture.  Deciding that something described must be equaled to something today does not have any place in God’s Word.

 

To illustrate this as an example, one writer in the 1960’s made a statement that Russia had to be destroyed by a war because the territory that Russia controlled needed to be broken up. Why write that? He wrote that because he could not find a way to justify his opinion on a passage of scripture. He could never imagine the possibility that 30 years later the USSR would breakup without a war. 

 

In order to understand scripture, you must understand that you are not the center of the universe.  God’s Word, centers on a chosen and specific group of people.  This group is to be the focus of His Plans for the past, present and future.  The Bible reader needs to be able to accept the following regarding who the Chosen People are.

 

The “chosen people” are not Christians. They are not the “church” of any form.  They are the Jews!  Jews are those that are of the seed of Abraham and no one else.  God has had and will always have a special place for the “seed of Abraham”.  The scriptures and all its words are focused and centered on that group of people. All prophecies are focused on or involve them.  The reader must understand and accept that.  If not, there will be trouble understanding anything in the Bible. It is ONLY a privilege that the rest of the world (non-Jews) will be allowed to be a small part in the story from beginning to end of the Bible.  How we honor and respect that privilege will determine how we understand it.

 

 

ALL SCRIPTURE stands together.  There are no theological debates or interpretations.  His word is what it is.  All scripture is part of the entire package, no one verse stands alone.  If it is not supported by other scripture then it is the idea of man and not God.

 

God has not given another new revelation of His Word.  It is complete in itself from Genesis (the Beginning) to the end of the story the Book of Revelation.  It can stand alone without man’s extra books of interpretation and self helps.

 

DO NOT ever attempt to make a passage “fit” into your understanding. If a reader tries to make or find scriptures to prove a theory or interpret it; then it is just another good theory.  Throw it out!

 

At some point in history men decided that we must be able to explain things in a manner we are familiar with at the current point in time.  This is a fallacy in understanding scripture.  Deciding that something described must be equaled to something today does not have any place in God’s Word.

 

To illustrate this as an example, one writer in the 1960’s made a statement that Russia had to be destroyed by a war because the territory that Russia controlled needed to be broken up. Why write that? He wrote that because he could not find a way to justify his opinion on a passage of scripture. He could never imagine the possibility that 30 years later the USSR would breakup without a war. 

 

In order to understand scripture, you must understand that you are not the center of the universe.  God’s Word, centers on a chosen and specific group of people.  This group is to be the focus of His Plans for the past, present and future.  The Bible reader needs to be able to accept the following regarding who the Chosen People are.

 

The “chosen people” are not Christians. They are not the “church” of any form.  They are the Jews!  Jews are those that are of the seed of Abraham and no one else.  God has had and will always have a special place for the “seed of Abraham”.  The scriptures and all its words are focused and centered on that group of people. All prophecies are focused on or involve them.  The reader must understand and accept that.  If not, there will be trouble understanding anything in the Bible. It is ONLY a privilege that the rest of the world (non-Jews) will be allowed to be a small part in the story from beginning to end of the Bible.  How we honor and respect that privilege will determine how we understand it.