Where does it come from?

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by amixedupmom, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. amixedupmom

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    I'm curious to where the answers we post come from? What materials do you use?

    My self it's my gut feeling and what I personally get from my Bible. I don't use notes or anything else. I just look and figure out what It means to me. I'm just wondering if everyone else does the same thing? Or what else is used?
     
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    Amen, Sister Lea -- Preach it!

    I prefer to discuss with you.
    I don't care to debate with a non-board member.
    (and that is what happens a poster brings
    a long post from some non-board member
    to talk about -- we end up debating
    with a non-board member.)

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  3. KeithS

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    Common sense and a concordance. Perhaps that oversimplifies it since most of us probably have a grounded faith and draw upon prior Bible studies, books we've read, classes we've taken, discussions we've had, etc. without realizing it.

    I have mostly interjected thoughts into discussions and avoided debating.
     
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    I generally do not post something I got from another source. Although I have if it says what I I already believe and know scripture to say, and they say it better then I can. I think out the topic, and answer according to what I know the bible says, I go to scripture, generally use a concordance and a greek hebrew dictionary.
     
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    I have 35 years experience as pastor/college prof and often just post from that. I am careful on theological issues to have support in the Greek/Hebrew, some theological dictionaries, etc.

    "Winging it" is not good in the exactness of theology! Of course, I have thousands and thousands of pages of notes on my computer + 4000 detailed (5-6 page single space) sermon outlines that I've preached.

    Lots of resources within reach of my laptop!!
     
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    Lots and lots of books!!!

    Books are good!! :D
     
  7. Grasshopper

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    Well if you know Greek and Hebrew, Jewish and Church History, as well as Jewish idioms, culture, and geography I guess you could go by your gut. Of course in order to know all that you would have to use books, notes and everything else.
     
  8. amixedupmom

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    Someday I aspire to reach just that. I would love to learn to read and speak ancient greek, hebrew, and aramaic. The problem is I don't have the time. I go more by how my Bible makes me feel. What the words say to me. Might not be right, but unill I have the resources at my disposal. I'll just have to go with it and do my best. [​IMG]
     
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    Exegesis is always past tense. It is not "What does it means to me", but rather what did it mean. All of scripture is past tense. It is historical. Therefore its correct interpretation is always past tense. However, some but not all of it may be applied in the present tense.

    Good study requires a thorough search of the historical background behind the book you are studying.
     
  10. MTA

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    Certainly allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you in your studies and asking Him to reveal the mysteries of Scripture are important. However, adding a Bible dictionary, a concordance, and a good commentary would provide you with wonderful tools to start with. The best part is that you can have these and more at your disposal for free. There are tremendous resources available for free with the Online Bible and E-Sword programs (also free).
     
  11. amixedupmom

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    0o0o0o umm MTA would you mind sharing those address's . I'll try looking them up. [​IMG]
     
  12. Craigbythesea

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    Amen! I have only a small Christian reference library in home (about 3,500 volumes) :( , but I have access to large university libraries (several million volumes) [​IMG] .
     
  13. MTA

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    Lea:

    If you simply do a search on Google or Yahoo using the noun names "Online Bible" or "E-Sword", the search engine will provide you a link to these sites.
     
  14. amixedupmom

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    I found them MTA thank you. I'm beginning to learn them ... I'm so excited [​IMG]
     
  15. HankD

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    Some people use comic books. No kidding!

    HankD
     
  16. panicbird

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    Amen brother!

    Lon
     
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    Yes, I have noticed that myself. [​IMG]
     
  18. amixedupmom

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    Amen brother!

    Lon
    </font>[/QUOTE]The way I've always been taught is that my Bible is a place I can get answers and direction in my life. So there fore it would be what it means to me. But, it would also mean what did it mean.

    We're going to the same place just using diffrent roads [​IMG]
     
  19. delly

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    I've always been told that the Bible is as relevant today as it was when it was written. I'm with Lea. I go by what it means to me. Before I read I pray for understanding.

    I have been accused of having a "logical" mind. My boss is always telling me that I see things the way they should be instead of the way they usually are. My son even calls me Ms. Spock. lol
    Now, I don't have any degrees and haven't traveled all over the world to study ancient religions so I'm sure many will say that I can't understand scripture without those things, but I know those things don't give understanding without prayer. There are many people in the world with book knowledge who have no common sense or head and heart knowledge.
     
  20. Michael52

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    I think everyone starts and comes from different places and perspectives. We have people here who are highly knowledgeable. Some have really good insights from their experience. All have "gifts" to be able to share and edify others. Though, some would rather win an argument than win a friend or help someone understand something. If, or when, I get that way, please pray for me! ;)

    I think a person should study, persue the good and remain humble. One should pass along the insights they have and always be willing to learn something from everyone. I'm sure the Bible, in so many words, says that somewhere, doesn't it?
     

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