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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.

Signs


The Bible states that there will be signs that can be seen by those that know the Bible.
Now I don’t mean have the Bible memorized for those that follow the father of lies can know the Bible. This has been demonstrated many times throughout history and even in recent events. For someone that carries lies upon their lips follows him that causes all lies, yet they can quote from the Bible and make you believe they are a servant of God when by the mere fact that they spit out lies left and right shows themselves for who they really are.
To truly know the Bible first and foremost you must know God and accept that His Son the Lord Jesus Christ is the one and true Messiah. Now there are those that do accept this as well, but do not know the Bible. Why? Because they are allowing someone else to tell them what is written within it.
We are not to allow other humans to inform us what is and what is not within the Bible. This allows false prophets to rise up which is one of the signs that it is getting close to the return of Jesus.
There will be a great falling away due to those allowing others to tell them what and what is not. I encourage everyone to read the Bible and not to even take my word for what I say. Why? Because I am human. I am fallible, I can and have made mistakes. This is true of all humans for sin comes from within us not from an outside source once we reach the age of accountability. This is why it is important to not only teach ourselves the Bible but our children so that they too can see the signs and know that they must fix their ways before it is too late, especially when the age of accountability come into effect.
I know that at this time these words will fall upon deaf ears, but I feel the Holy Spirit is guiding my words today to be able to reach someone in a not too distant time where they will see one of the ultimate signs and wonder why they are still here upon this earth.
The answer to this is simple. They did not truly learn the Bible. They thought themselves prepared and ready yet they lived in sin. After the ultimate sign millions if not billions will awaken to the truth, but it will cost them dearly in what time they have left upon this current earth. They will suffer anguish and pain for that is the cost of their neglect in not learning the Bible that they must face.
So, to learn the signs you must learn the Bible. Learn what it means in the Greek for the New Testament and learn what it meant in the Hebrew for most of the Old Testament. Then come to realize that a sin is a sin if the Bible says it is and then repent of your sins, striving never to do them again, and pray unto God through the Lord Jesus Christ for your true salvation.