In which way can the Bible be a book to trust?
2000 years ago Jesus spoke about such teachers who think they are the only ones who can explain the Bible. Today people should be aware that it is the Scriptures itself that can explain everything and that it is Jeshua, Jesus Christ, whom we should follow as the most perfect teacher.
A look at the bible Students and different Jehovah's Witnesses regulations or prescriptions and rules for undergoing baptism.
Always there have been real followers of Jesus who only worshipped his One God, the God of Israel. Many centuries they worked and preached behind closed doors, avoiding persecution and death on the balefire. In fear of the stake for centuries the real followers of God baptised people in their faith, not demanding to be part of one or another church but being part of the Body of Christ.
People should know that false teachers will teach anything they believe, and not from the Bible. People also should look at the preachers their behaviour and see if they have the Holy Spirit in them, following, living according and teaching the words of the Holy Bible. Often their way of talking, using a language which is not according the way Jesus would talk shall dismantle them and should be a sign for you that they are not the right one to follow.
In the history of Christendom we see many churches which started of as so called cults or so called heretic movements, though many years later they sometimes outgrew their original group and/or became one of the many main churches. Therefore one should be very careful by damning a group or calling ti a cult or sect, when there is not really anything what qualifies it to become called a sect or cult.
In people saying God knows everything and claiming that Jesus would be God, adversaries of God receive an easy gainsaying danger because they can see how Jesus not at all knew everything, or in case he knows everything than it is clear that Jesus would not have told the truth on more than one occasion and as such would be a liar. The God of Jesus has man given the own possibility to choose what to believe and what to do, therefore it is up to man to make the right choice and to believe in the Only One true God or in the god man has created for himself or to please himself.
Though many things may be very difficult to proof that does not mean that they would not exist. Also feelings and experiences are difficult to proof, though the results of a God-Being in our life is something what many feel. One thing is for sure: "If God does not exist, then everything is permitted". In the transcendent reality we can not see nor fully understand God but somehow looking around us and listening to our inner feeling each person should be able to come to recognise the Supreme Power and to understand that reality is shaped by a Power beyond us.
The majority of believers in Christendom follow more the doctrines of a church instead of following the doctrines of the Bible or the ones of a divine man, who was sent by God to make the Divine Creator better known and to explain how people could be able to get into the Kingdom of God. … Continue reading Following a Person or a Belief
Not many believers may considered wise or powerful according to human standards, or may not being 'well born' or from "blue blood". In the Scriptures may be found many words also from foolish men. Many wrong actions of men are notated in the bible so that people can learn from them. Those foolish things of the world God chose in order that He might put to shame the wise, and the weak things of the world God chose in order that He might put to shame the strong, and the insignificant of the world.
The 5 books known as the Megilot (the Scrolls) were booked together in the Leningrad Codex of 1008 in a historical order. Nevertheless, their appearance usually follows the order of the liturgical calendar. Subsequent editions of Biblica Hebraica edited by Paul Kahle and Rudolf Kittel.
KJV-only people often forget that in the many Bible Translation committees, all over the world, can be found many serious honest people who like to do justice to the Word of God. Several brainstormers from all sorts of religious groups often work together as a team to sit down to do some good bible hermeneutics for getting the best contemporary words placed in good readable and understandable phrases.
We may not forget that language is always changing and that written language fossilizes it and makes it stop changing. English imperialism or a megalomania might be at the source of some English speaking people considering their "King James Version" to be the only true and correct Bible translation, while depicting all other English translations as false and misleading versions. Though the world should know that God is mightier than all people and is strong enough Himself to protect His own Word so that in many other languages, but also in English, many different useful and correct bible translations may be offered at the contemporary book-store. some of the many English versions are presented here.
The Bible never had the intention to be a day-to day factual record of historical events. Biblical archaeology as a historical discipline can contribute to our understanding of Bible history, though we may find lots of people who do not want to make use of those new scientific and archaeological findings and keep claiming that their English King James Bible is the only true and right bible in the world, as if God would only have privileged the English speaking people to come to know His Word.. When looking at how many times scientists and politicians changed of opinion about certain matters or on their thoughts how everything works and how the world has been or should be constructed, we can see that they would better have listened more to the advice given in the book of books, the Bible.
The Elohim wants people to have a willingness to hear His Word Which He offers as a schooling-tool enabling all people to get insight and wisdom. Most of the time people did not want to listen to His word and preferred to follow their own fantasies or what they thought would be scientific right. As such we got creationists, flat earth believers, and many others, who after science brought some proves still did not want to believe it.