How did you learn about the Bible?

@lena2000 (2392)
Belgium
September 9, 2007 2:06am CST
There are a lot of people that make me look stupid when it comes to the Bible. I'm just wondering how did you learn so much? I mean I'm sure church helps and everything but has there been other things that has helped? I'm interested in what you have done to be so well educated.
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@lancingboy (1386)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Unfortunately, I did not learn about the bible willingly. My grandmother brought it up regularly and when somebody does something she does not approve of, I have to listen to a two hour lecture and what she says the bible thinks about that subject. For example, my relatives who are part of the Assembly of God church believing in how you can lose your salvation. My grandmother will show me scriptures that say otherwise and goes on and on. It is really boring. I've tried reading the bible for myself but I have no interest in it. Anyone trying to enforce their ideals into someone else, is not the way to go.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
11 Sep 07
I was taught the word of God from before I can remember. But, in 1998, two years after I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior as an adult, I decided that if I knew God and his word intimately and passionately, everything else in my life would run smoothly. So to this day, I say, as long as God is pleased, that is all that matters to me. In 1998, I also prayed for Godly wisdom. I wanted wisdom comparable to that of Solomon. Well, we don't get everything that we ask for, but God has definitely given me a meassure of wisdom. I keep learning, studying, listening, and adding to it all the time. Never stop learning is a good motto to live by. But, focus on God's word, which is his will, more than anything else.
• United States
10 Sep 07
I learn about the Bible from the Bible its self. I See I spend alot of time online so I found a site
• United States
9 Sep 07
I was raised in a baptist family and attended church regularly as a child, but in truth I believe I learned much more by reading the Bible, or any book, on my own and then seeking others with whom to discuss my own views and theirs. Many people profess to be biblical experts, but whether they hold the Truth or not is often questionable. Unlike the people of ages past, most of us are literate enough to read the Bible for ourselves, the concept that someone must read it and explain it to you is a holdover from times when most people who were not scholars could not read. Trust your own soul to find the truth of your religion, keep your mind open and read not only the Holy Bible but other religious works. Your soul knows truth when it encounters it. God speaks in all places, not only churches or from the mouths of people. In my opinion, anyone who tries to make another 'feel stupid' is not following the edicts of Jehovah, they are simply showing themselves to be guilty of Pride. All are stupid in the eyes of Jehovah, none of us are better than another, nor more worthy. I do not speak as a Christian, but as someone who has read most of the major religious works as well as many works of the early Christian times which were excluded from the Holy Bible by the Nicean Council which created it.
@tutor1235 (113)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Actually, I don't think you do have to learn on your own. I think it works best if you have a group of friends and supporters in some sort of Bible study group. Some of these groups have "teachers" that share their knowledge, but many are groups like mine that get together to learn from one another. If you have a church home, I'd start looking there. You might also find groups out in the community that offer inter-denominational studies...One BIG organization that has programs in nearly every city around the US and many other countries is Bible Study Fellowship. They're based out of Texas and offer a wonderful program of study that will help you if you're searching and also will take a well-grounded Christian to new levels. It's the most in-depth Bible study I've ever been a part of, and it really helped me with my foundation in Scripture. Let me know if you want more info....
• Kottayam, India
9 Sep 07
You have to learn on your own.you can also down load.