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  • How to Study the Bible

    Dear Friends,

    Thoroughly studying the Holy Bible is the most important thing you will ever do. It literally makes the difference between an eternal stay in Heaven or eternal damnation in the fires of Hell. So no matter how important all those other things you have been doing in your life might seem, they are all irrelevant. All that matters is studying the Bible and following all it's laws. And hurry! If you die before you have completed your study, it will be too late. James 2:10 teaches us breaking even a single law is as bad as breaking all of them and the only way to never break a single law is by knowing all of them by heart!

    Start with Prayer
    Before you start each study session, begin by praying and asking God for guidance. The Bible says in 2nd Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." So, as you pray, realize that the words you are studying are inspired by God! Psalm 119:130 tells us, "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." So no matter how limited your brain is, with God's help you can study and understand the Bible. As mentioned in Matthew 21:22, if you encounter something you don't understand, that simply means you haven't been sincere while praying for guidance!

    Read the Entire Bible
    Next you'll spend some time, perhaps several weeks, reading through the entire Bible. Do this more than once. As you read, look for themes that may be woven into the chapters. Sometimes you'll detect a general message. For example, in the book of Exodus, an obvious theme is "smiting your enemies." Take notes on the ideas that jump out at you. If at the end of your study, your notes do not contain the entire Bible, you have been slacking off and you have missed important parts of the Bible. Just start over until you get it right. Are you starting to get excited about Bible study? It feels great to save your soul!

    Be a Doer of the Word
    Don't just study God's Word for the sake of studying. Be sure to put the Word into practice in your life. Jesus said in Luke 11:28, "But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." You will only go to Heaven if you practice 100% of what the Bible teaches us. Just reading the Bible is not enough!

    You may want to spend much more time digging into the Old Testament and some of the longer books of the Bible. Once you finished all books, start over and over again until the day Jesus finally kills you. Bible Study is something you should spend your entire life on as the alternative is eternal damnation in the fires of Hell!

    Yours in Christ,

    Pastor J.C. Manning, M.D., Ph.D.
    How to Study the Bible - About HELL! - The Miracles of Jesus - Biblical Facts - Scientific PROOF

    Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6


    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
    and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
    from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9

    1. Admit you are a worthless sinner. Romans 3:10
    2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent). Acts 17:30
    3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried and
    rose from the dead. Romans 10:9-10
    4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become
    your personal Savior, Boss, King and Lord. Romans 10:13
    What to Pray:

    Lord Jesus, I know that I have sinned against you.
    I know that I am not perfect and that I can never
    please you through my own efforts. I know that I
    deserve to be judged according to my sins. And, I
    know that I have absolutely nothing to offer you.

    Lord Jesus, I ask you to forgive me. I do not rely
    on myself but only on you and I receive you as
    Lord of my life and as savior of my soul.
    Lord Jesus, please save me!

    Accepted Jesus as your Savior?
    Now you need to:

    1. Study your KJV Bible every day
    to get to know Christ better.
    2. Talk to God in prayer every day.
    3. Be baptized, worship, fellowship,
    and serve with other Christians
    in a church where Christ is preached,
    and the Bible is the final authority.
    4. Tell others about Jesus Christ
    until the day Jesus finally kills you.

  • #2
    Re: How to Study the Bible

    Thank you for that encouragement. This week I'm reading the twelve minor prophets and think I can see a pattern emerging but had recently been helping out with some young people who can't read. I wondered if I ought to read to them? but was told that would be pointless because they didn't understand language at all. One of them knew maybe half a dozen words but they seemed to be all swear words and although some could make noises these were mainly squealing sounds. All of them were in pain so took strong painkillers which made them drowsy, until the painkillers wore off when they'd start making sounds again.

    That seems a rather unsatisfactory existence and I'm posting this to find out what happens if they can't understand The Bible? If I did read it out loud, would it still be effective in bringing Salvation? How should I know whether they'd accepted Jesus once they'd heard The Good News?
    ROMANS 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
    context .. kjv
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