Learn the Bible, know the Bible

The other day I read a post by someone that had become dumbfounded and surprised when a pastor out right lied.
She knew this on two fronts. First it was an actual personal attack against her since she is a published author, the second was that what he said was not Biblical. However he presented what he said as if it were Biblical fact.
This is not the first time someone of “authority” with a religious organization lied, nor will it be the last.
Please note the use of “authority” in quotation marks. Why this is, is due to one major factor. There is only one being in authority within the church and that is the Trinity. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
You will also note that the first time I mentioned “authority” it was followed by a reference to “religious organization.”
Religions are human made groups that strive to reach God through their group’s interpretation of the Bible or some other text people ascribe to a religious figure, be they Islamic, Buddhist or some other religious group.
In the case of Christianity it is extremely important to know and understand the Bible. The main reason is of all the “religions” out there only Christianity had the founder of it crucified and then resurrected three days later. Also the fact that over forty prophesies were written in the Old Testament known as the Torah predicting Jesus Christ and what He would do. All were fulfilled. The odds of this happening is 1 in 10 to the 15th power.
So knowing the Bible and understanding the true meaning within the Bible will not allow you to be led down the easy path instead of the narrow and arduous path.
Too many assume that the person within the pulpit, or on the dais of a church is fully prepared and knows full well all that is required to be placed in the spot. This is not necessarily true, as this sister in Christ came to understand.
Then why go to church?
That is an excellent question.
The answer is complicated. We are instructed to gather together within the Bible. Why? To help encourage, strengthen and support our fellow Christians.
I honestly have no idea when it became required to have someone given authority to stand at the front of a congregation of people.
The Bible does state that there will be people given a ministry by God in Ephesians 4. These are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Who to quote:
“Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the body of Christ.”
However it does not say they are to gather in one place and stand before them. Additionally the word pastor means to be like a counselor, again not to stand before them and lead.
Does this mean we are not to go a church at all? If this is the only way you can fellowship with your fellow Christians, then go, but be prepared with the Word of God yourself.
Whenever people do not know the Bible, this is when they are easy to lead astray, down the wide road to destruction.
Too many today do not have a working understanding of the Bible. As a result too many are walking down the wide and easy road, yet they are not even aware that they are.
This is why it is important to read the New Testament and come to understand the words within it. Then once that is done, then explore the Old Testament and come to see how the Torah time and again laid the ground work on what to look for when Jesus Christ would walk amongst us.
But what is more important, is so that you will see when someone attempts to lead you to death and destruction instead of toward the glory and wonders that lay ahead for all that accept Christ in the eternal life that is to come. Allow us to see all the wonders of the creation of God for billions upon billions of years.

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