BIBLE STUDY REFERENCE
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that
they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures
daily, whether those things were so". Acts 17:11
Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
THE GOSPEL OF GRACE
BIBLICAL RESEARCH PRINCIPLES
Matthew 4:4 "Man does not live by bread alone, but
by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
2 Peter 1:20 "no prophecy of the scripture is of private interpretation."
All Scripture interprets itself:
In the verse right where it is written a word or words must be
interpreted according to Biblical usage The words must be in harmony with the
verse as well as with all the scriptures relating to the subject Scripture
build-up; narrative development: a.In the context b.Used before
Biblical truths we must adhere to as faithful workmen:
Get "to whom" addressed correct - administrations. Difficult verses must
be understood in light of the clear verses. Interpretation & application are
always with respect to whom it is addressed
Steps to comprehending Biblical Accuracy:
The individual word must be understood Read the Scripture literally
wherever possible Where obvious symbolism is used, use the Word of God to
interpret the Word of God The words must fit in the verse The verse must fit
with the immediate context The words must be understood in light of to whom it
is written The immediate context must flow with the remote context The words
must be understood in light of "orientalisms", customs and mannerisms. The words
must be understood in light of figures of speech.
Reading for Understanding:
Ask yourself, "What is this verse saying?" To better understand what it is
saying, ask yourself five other questions.
- What is it not saying?
- What is the opposite of what it is saying?
- What is unusual about the way in which was said?
- What did it mean to the believers to whom it is addressed?
- What does it mean to believers today?
There have been several books issued recently claiming to have found "hidden
prophecies" in the Psalms and "hidden encryption" in the Hebrew texts. The
Word of God speaks to these claims:
1. Deut 29:29 "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those
things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that
we may do all the words of this law."
2. 2 Peter 1:20 "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of
any private interpretation."
My Bothers and Sisters in Christ: Let us be concerned with the revealed Word
of God and shun "hidden prophecies" allegedly released to us today by
straining the meaning of Daniel 12:4 "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words,
and seal the book (of Daniel), even to the time of the end: many shall run
to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
Never have the fundamental and evangelical Christians had at our disposal
the Bible with the many study aids and tools as we do today. However, there
is still a great absence of Bible literacy in our churches. We are without
excuse in understanding the revealed things of God. Let us not be swept away
with promises of "hidden prophecies" and new revelations available through
encrypted Hebrew. Let us be sound, committed and diligent in our study of
God's Word following the direction provided to us in Isaiah 28:9-10 "But the
word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept;
line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; ..."
The Power Bible CD is available for a cost of ($7 USD)
This Bible Study resource is excellent. It contains 17 commentaries and
Bible dictionaries as well as Hebrew and Greek lexicons. KJV is linked
to Hebrew & Greek Lexicons. Power Bible is an excellent Bible Study tool
at the lowest cost put out for people so that the Word of God would go
forth. The low cost doesn't even cover their expenses in publishing this
Bible Study tool.
Daily Scripture Verse
What Others Have Said about the
William Tyndale "God's Outlaw"
martyred by the Church of Rome for translating the Word of God
into the language of English-speaking people.
THE DEITY OF JESUS
Hidden "Bible Codes"
Beware of so-called hidden prophecies being
discovered in the Torah by computer applications. The Scripture is clear on
this subject: "Deut 29:29 "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:
but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for
ever, that we may do all the words of this law."Jewish Rabbis in Babylon
circa 100AD fell into this error of looking for hidden meanings in Scripture
while paying little heed to the revealed meaning of the Scriptures. This
became the basis for the Kaballah
THE ASSAULT ON THE BIBLE
The Scriptures promise us that
God will preserve His Word
Textual Criticism - Even when performed by Conservative scholars, its basis is
German philosophical rationalism and modernist biblical criticism. Some of
the proponents of this pseudo-science:
A weakness in Biblical literacy is
discernable within the Church Growth Movement due to reliance upon
paraphrases and the latest, most fashionable Bible “translations”. An
example of such a resource is
The Message by
Inerrancy & Modern Evangelical Scholarship - The NIV
“Tragically, the prevailing attitude among
evangelical scholars today closely mirrors the extreme tolerance that left
the door wide open for Historical Criticism in the leading mainline schools
and denominations of a hundred years ago." —John F. MacArthur, in the
Forward to The Jesus Crisis: The Inroads of Historical Criticism into
Evangelical Scholarship, edited by Robert L. Thomas and F. David Farnell
An excellent layman’s resource in
understanding the two sources of
English Bible Versions; Textus Receptus and the Critical Greek New Testament
The TNIV Controversy from Salem the Soldier
The TNIV - Today's New International Version
brought to us by the International Bible Society is
neither a good translation
nor a good paraphrase. It takes the cultural values of this present society and
imposes them into God's Word. Zondervan Publishing should be ashamed in
assisting in this per-version of the Holy Scriptures.Below are some links
affirming the opposition of Evangelicals to this unacceptable trashing of God's
A broad coalition of church and ministry leaders has urged a boycott of the
controversial new gender-neutral version of America's best-selling Bible. More
than 100 influential pastors, theologians and ministry heads -- from
conservative evangelicals to Pentecostals -- have united to sign a statement
saying Today's New International Version (TNIV) is not "sufficiently trustworthy
to commend to the church." Objecting to the TNIVs replacing masculine references
with gender-neutral expressions in places where they maintain that important
meaning is lost, they say the new version is unsuitable for use in church
preaching and personal study. Signatories include Christian Broadcasting Network
founder Pat Robertson, senior Foursquare leader Jack Hayford, former Southern
Baptist Convention president Paige Patterson, theologian J. I. Packer, Prison
Fellowship founder Charles Colson, Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney, Focus
on the Family president James Dobson, "Prayer of Jabez" author Bruce Wilkinson,
and Concerned Women for America president Sandy Rios.
(Quotes from Charisma Magazine)
The NIV was not a very good Bible before they issued the TNIV Bible Comparison Page
TABLES OF COMPARISON
OF SELECTED SCRIPTURES AFFECTING FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
This is an excellent comparison that needs no further commentary
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