What is it about Christians??
August 24, 2008 1:20pm CST
I pose this question as a Christian myself to fellow believers. What is it about Christians? Why do we claim to believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, applicable and relevant for daily life, belief, and practice, yet refuse to take an in-depth look at it? In churches, more often than not, the preaching is topical, based on perceived needs, and focused on entertainment. In Sunday School and "Bible study" groups, there is a definite preference to study some other Bible-related book, rather than studying Scripture. What are we afraid of? Why do we feel that expository teaching or study is "boring"? Isn't it obvious that a deep study of the verse-by-verse that God gave us, looking at the original language and intentions of the inspired authors, will give us the most accurate view of what God intends to tell us? Doesn't it make sense that a deep, verse-by-verse study will force us to move beyond what we already know and believe into the realm of the unknown? Past our comfort zones and into the very mind and heart of God? Just curious. What do you think? I really want to hear from other Christians, not from "unbelievers". I am hoping that this doesn't turn into a debate about whether or not the Bible is inspired, God exists, or religion is man-made. Not the point!
24 Aug 08
Hello Masternote, Welcome to MYLOT. I think that person has stop reading the bible scripture to scripture because the truth is happening. They are afraid of what is happening inside this world that the bible has predict and is fulfilling. I miss those bible studies when it was only the bible and not some other books that persons has written. Since Pastor's has been going to those Theological Colleges the indept analysis of the bible is not using again. I prefer to read my bible and understanding it without going to those reference books. The bible itself is a reference book because there are always other chapters to back up what is being said. In the early days when you are doing bible studies or even preaching you have to search the bible to see the relevant chapters that intertwine with what is the topic of the day. But know they are using reference books which is wrong to me. Kerry