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  • Re: Daily Bible Study Is Biblical
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      Posted Sep 16, 2012 5:36 PM


      Lectio - Reading the Bible passage gently and slowly several times.
      The passage itself is not as important
      as the savoring of each portion of the reading,
      constantly listening for the "still, small voice" of a word or phrase
      that somehow speaks to the practitioner

      A Disciple never speaks of should or shall but WHAT IS WRITTEN." People who cannot grasp that a DISCIPLE goes to Bible Class and learns "that which is written for our learning." Any attempt to enhance the process to make a TRADE is called sorcery and insists that what they say is more important than what God has done. If you think you can engage in DIVINATIONATION or Lectio Divina then we can say "burn witch, burn." (I have a paper close to being ready to prove that this is the MARK of the "unwed" reading as opposed to the commanded "Cultic Reading Aloud" of that which is written.

      You may or may do whatever you wish but if you say that God commanded or authorized you to go beyond then the Spirit OF Christ says that you blaspheme. People need to be brave and confess "We do not believe the Words of Scripture" have any authority instead of using treachery.

      "Although the sermon was not an essential part of the synagogue service, the translation and explanation of the Scripture lesson was a step in the direction of a preaching service. There is evidence that an exposition of the lesson formed a part of the Sabbath afternoon service. In earliest times the sermon seems to have been connected with the reading from the Prophets. Anyone able to instruct might be asked to preach (Acts 13:15). The preacher spoke from a sitting position on an elevated place (Luke 4:20). (feiffer, Charles F., Between the Testaments, p. 63 Baker Book House).

      "The word that is employed for this "anaginosko, anagnosis) is the technical term for the cultic reading aloud of the Old Testament in the synagogue. By applying this terminology to the reading of his own epistles he not only ascribes the same authority to the apostolic word as to the Old Testament writings...he also combines a quotation from the Old Testament with a word of Jesus and introduces the whole with the familiar formula: 'for the Scripture says.'" (Ridderbos, Hermon, Paul, P. 483 an Outline of His Theo., Eerdmans)

      lecto , nis, f. lego.
      I. A gathering, collecting.
      B. In partic., a picking out, selecting: judicum, Cic. Phil. 5, 6, 16.
      II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
      that which is read, reading, text, gramma
      juris lectiones, passages of the laws,
      To read often, with eagerness, or with attention

      They were taught the doctrines concerning God, creation, providence, sacred history, the fall, the incarnation, the resurrection, and future rewards and punishments. Their books were portions of the Bible...When the ecclesiastical spirit overcame the apostolic and Gospel teaching, the study of the Bible was largely displaced by ritual ceremonies and priestly confessionals. A few faithful continued to teach the Bible, as the Waldenses and the Lollards." (Schaff-Herzog Religious Ency., Sunday schools, p. 159).

      "Christianity had ceased (about AD 200) to be the close brotherhood which it was at first; it had developed a complicated organization, with a marked distinction between clergy and laity; the conception of priest and sacrifice had won a place.

      And as the body changed, so did its worship; the place which had sufficed for the simple, informal gatherings of the first Christians was no longer adequate" (Shaff-Herzog, Architecture, p. 264).

      "The public portion of Sunday worship began with Scripture reading, interspersed with the singing of psalms. These selections presented three passages, the prophets, the epistles, the Gospels, and were so read as to cover the Bible in the course of successive Sundays...In the Arian struggle the use of hymns other than psalms grew common, and was furthered in the West with great success by Ambrose of Milan.

      "The latter part of the fourth and the first half of the fifth centuries was above all others an age of great preachers in the ancient church...In form it was often highly rhetorical, and the hearers manifested their approval by applause. Yet, while this preacher was probably never excelled, preaching was by no means general, and in many country districts, or even considerable cities, few sermons were to be heard." (Walker, Williston, Hist of Ch. Ch., Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918 p. 167-168)

      In the Catholic and Protestant history of England members were required to attend only a few days during the year when sermons were READ. The only purpose was to refresh people's understanding of the doctrines of the church. That was my experience before the GI Bill post WWII produced a flock of preachers.

      "The bombastic rhetoric which had ruled in the Roman world since the death of Cicero was now introduced into the Christian pulpit, and the congregation burst forth in applause extravagant enough for a welcome to a chief returning from the conquest of a new province." (John Fletcher Hurst, History of the Christian Church, vol. I., p. 357).

      It's ok for people to mock and refuse to listen: throughout Scripture DEVIATION for the only role of being A SCHOOL OF THE WORD is not a warning to repent but the MARK of those IN WHOM THERE IS NO LIGHT. You are not called on to grieve for them.

      Anaginosko (g314) an-ag-in-oce'-ko; from 303 and 1097; to know again, i.e. (by extens.) to read: - read. of written characters,read aloud for students.

      And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. Ac.13:15

      But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth
      the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament;
      which vail is done away in Christ. 2Co.3:14

      Who dares dispute that when "making melody IN the heart" shows up through their new spectacles (re Shelly) as "Making music WITH a flute."
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