Reading the Bible

@gispar (17)
United States
October 20, 2007 11:52am CST
Those of you who are Bible readers, I was wondering how important is it to you to read the Bible everyday. Our church puts a lot of emphasis on it. I think it is best if one does read some verses from it everyday. At our church, if you miss one day then you can't count yourself as having read your Bible that week. I think that those who did read their Bible that week should be allowed to count but in a separate group of those who did read it everyday. I mean, after all, there are going to be days when one misses. What do you Bible readers think?
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• United States
20 Oct 07
I think reading the bible is good for us. We can learn alot about our lives, history, and God's holiness by reading. I personally do not read the bible much, but I talk to God all of the time. And he answers, sometimes in amazing ways. If you read your bible daily, weekly, or seldom at all God does NOT hold it against you, why should the people of your church judge you when God doesn't. I think God would really like to talk to you personally. But continue to read your bible and learn all you can - He really likes that.
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@gispar (17)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I agree with you. I am a Bible Scholar. I know a lot about the Bible. I began when I was five years old. Now there are those at my church who are implying that I have head knowledge but maybe not saved. I can be sure of this but it seems this way to me from what I have heard said in two different sermons. I have only been asked to pray once in our Sunday School class and I believe it was because I seem to know a lot about the Bible so I could I be born again, also? I think it stems from jealousy so these people are trying to discredit me. I am thinking of going to a different church but I really like the other members. Would you have any idea what I can do to assist these people that I can know a lot about God's Word and still be saved or should I just let it go and continue to worship the Lord and serve Him where I am.
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• United States
20 Oct 07
Bible knowledge is fine and we all should have as much knowledge as we can get. But what is the very most important thing is your personal relationship to God himself. It is not for your church members to question your committment to him. I would do both continue to go to you church and fellowship with them but at the same time you might start checking our other churches. God attends all of them. If you open yourself to him he will lead you to where you need to be. He can take you on some real adventures sometime so enjoy the ride. You may learn alot in your search. Be open minded and let him do the leading. Talk to him about it and if you listen really close he will tell you heart what to do.
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@gispar (17)
• United States
27 Oct 07
I agree with you. Last Sunday our pastor spoke about the rapture and mentiioned about 4 times that he didn't care what happened at a certain point mentioned in the Scripture he was reading because he wasn't going to be here. This really bothered my husband and I as we believe we should be praying for Jerusalem and all those around us. If Jesus cared enough to weep over Jerusalem, their past, their present when Jesus walked among them, and their future; even while dying on the cross he asked His Father to forgive them all because they did not realize what they were doing. We were extremely appalled that a pastor would say he didn't care. It seems to us that he must be calvinistic. I wanted to ask him since we see what is coming after the rapture, shouldn't we all the more be being praying for Jerusalem and others who don't have a personal relationship with Christ? We want to tell him that we don't believe we should have to attend church since we are saved and are going in the rapture, then why should we care if we attend church?
@peavey (16879)
• United States
22 Oct 07
It's good to read the Bible, but if you "have" to read it to fulfill someone else's demand, does that do you much good? I mean, it's good to read it to learn and to hear from God for ourselves. But if we read it because someone says we should, that's kind of pointless. As far as being put in a separate group of people when you don't read your Bible every day... are you in kindergarten? Because that's how children are treated...
@azimsay (545)
• India
20 Oct 07
Any one can read Bible that nice holy thing .You can get so many thing imp in your life,You will get bless from god.