When you want to sit down and learn more about the Bible, you really need to have a plan in doing so. Sitting down and starting with chapter one of Genesis with the goal of reading it through to find specific answers usually ends up with the reader stopping after a few books in. In today’s environment there are so many more tools you can use that make getting answers much much easier. So here are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself about what you want to accomplish by reading, then you can make a plan that makes sense.
The real beauty in reading the Bible is understanding the layout and getting the information you want to understand easily. Believe it or not, God’s plan for learning the Bible is to not go it alone, the plan is to have someone help you and teach you. The question then becomes, how do I know that whoever is teaching me is giving me the exact truth and not their own opinion. Rightfully so, this is probably the most important question you could ask yourself since there are lots of different types of churches that teach all sorts of different teachings. With that said, we need to make a bold statement and say, not all of them are teaching the right or Biblically correct teachings. Why? The answer is always complicated and harder than it ever should be, but not according to God. God made it simple, one book, one faith that’s it. Follow the book carefully and you will figure out which church is and which ones are not. That is the key in whom you study with or who teaches you. You have to make sure that person has it on straight, no theory’s no opinions’s and no personal agendas with interpretation.
So let us take a second and address each of the questions listed above with some good answers to get you started. The very first thing I would emphasize before addressing the questions would be this. Are you willing to learn the basics first before you start adding to your knowledge base? The scriptures talk about building a foundation, much like the foundation of a house. Laying the foundation is not real fancy nor does anyone marvel at how good the foundation of your house is because you cannot see it. However it’s imperative that you have it since it holds up the walls and roof of your faith.
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