Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Robert on Matthew 11:28
    In response to Jayden

    Reasons why OT matters

    History of God's chosen people

    Apostacy of the Church

    Not to be legalistic

    Forgiveness and generosity taught

    God wants to be involved in our lives

    Different types of prayer

    Teaches us how to worship

    Man's desire to be stiff necked and rebellious

    Prophecy some for the latter days; some of a better covenant

    Fortells the coming of Christ

    Why the Messiah was rejected

    Reasons for the New Testament

    In the Messiah's words

    The Comforter or Holy Ghost explained

    A better covenant (a direct link to God; Jesus as the intersessor, HG as the teacher and guide, the Word written upon mankinds heart)

    Grace

    Freely given, paid for, open to all who ask and seek

    Warnings

    Notes: the New Testament wasn't written or formulated until 60 years after Christ's death, resurrection and ascension but people claim the Old Testament is irrelevant (i.e. "Nailed to the Cross").

    The Bible was not canonized until 1611.

    Before that some prophecies were still being fulfilled (i.e. destruction of Tyre). Many prophecies still are future. (i.e. restoration of Israel and 2nd Coming).

    We are no longer in the dark ages. The Bible is more available to all than it has ever been. The internet connects the world like never before. False prophets and doctrines occur at a ridiculous pace (i.e. Another prophecy from both Testaments).

    Yet mankind still persists, our way is better than God's.

    Read it for yourself. Use the resources mentioned above. Don't trust anyone's interpretation but the HG's. Devotionals or doctrines that treat the Bible like a bag of trail mix seem wrong (i.e. Isn't that how this started? Hasn't it continued ever since?). From Genesis to Revelations.

    Grace, not legalism. The Lord wants a relationship with all and all to be reborn. His offer of salvation is open to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

    May your journey be fruitful, full of joy, and may you be counted worthy of the Creator's kingdom.

    Blessings and Prayers
  • Lavinia Rives - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    My question is Why do people continue to try to and do things in there own strength?When they know that GOD is Not A Man !
  • SAMUEL - in Reply on Matthew 11:28
    Lack of faith and patience to wait apon the in His right appointed

    time and season.


 

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