Reading the word of God repeatly

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  1. evangelist6589

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    I am reading 1 john everyday for 30 days or more. Already I am seeing some flaws in 2 of the evangelism books I am reading. I will get back to Tell the Truth by Metzger soon which is more balanced. I challenge others to get more in the word of God as what I am resolved to do this new year. Buy study guides, commentaries and such. Do not buy as many theology and Christian living books which are not as helpful as biblical studies type books. Greek Tim can go into the depth of detail between a theology book and a biblical studies book like a commentary or study guide.
     
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    "... by laying aside commentaries, and almost every other book, and simply reading the word of God and studying it. The result was, that the first evening that I shut my self into my room, to give myself to prayer and meditation over the scriptures, I learned more in a few hours than I had done during the several months previously. But the particular difference was, that I received real strength for my soul in doing so."

    -George Muller
     
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    That's one opinion. We do need commentaries and such to help us learn. If you disagree stop going to church.
     
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    That's a bit of an over-reaction, isn't it, Evan? So if we don't agree with you on using commentaries and studies guides, but instead say that scripture alone is sufficient, then we just shouldn't go to church?
     
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    From Jen Wilkin's "Women of the Word" which is not just for women, IMO.

    Commentaries and study Bibles should not be our main source of Bible wisdom. Let the Word speak.

    BTW Evan - This woman has a GREAT study on 1, 2, 3 John that even my husband has listened to and learned from Do a Google search for her and you can listen to her podcasts. She has you reading through the letters at least once a week and if possible even more. It's a GREAT set of letters and we are even working through 1 John in church on Sunday. :)
     
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    Once again Evan shows that he does not believe in sola scriptura.

    There had to be a point in ones Christian walk where we don't need books to be our crutch in studying the Bible but instead can study the Bible itself comparing Scripture with Scripture and relying in the Holy Spirits illumination.
     
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    He's just saying that if you can't learn from a teacher who has put his teachings on the printed page (or ebook), then why bother with a teacher who puts his teaching in the spoken forum?

    And people... Sola Scriptura does not mean that we only use the Bible. It means that it is the sole source for our faith and practice. But that doesn't neglect the reality that God has equipped the church w/ teachers to help us understand the Bible better.
     
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    Scripture is Our Lord's Word. Commentaries are simply man's opinions about Scripture. Which is to be preferred: to rely upon Our Lord's Word, or to rely on what a mortal thinks of it?
     
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    Well said Greek Tim well said. I am gonna get back to reading NT Wright one of these days.
     
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    Correct!
    The Bible is the ONLY inspired and infallible source text for us to get all practices and doctrines from, but we can also learn how to understand what it teaches to us by using gifted people in the pulpit, and on DVD, and in the printed and electronic pages!

    We need to read and use other texts, such as a good bible dictionary/concordance/commentary, but never at the expense of citing what they sais before or in the place of the bible itself!

    we all can be guilty of that...
     
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    Is the sole purpose of church to learn what the Bible says?
     

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