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"SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES"

July 2 2017 at 9:33 PM
almario  (Login almario38)


Response to I guess when a more literal translation would not give the right result, then let's resort

 
God has been telling His people both in the Old and New Testament to "search the Scriptures:"


Isaiah 34:16 "Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall
fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath
gathered them."

John 5:39 "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life..."

There are two views on the "search."

One is for people to "burn the midnight oil," so to speak, spending time, effort, and everything
trying to understand the Scriptures.

The other is to be "converted into a "little child" reading the Holy Bible, and waiting
for God to give the great revelation of His words.

See for yourself which classification you belong .

Great men today are still at a loss as to Who Jesus Christ, the Father, and the Holy Spirit
is/are. Coming from their very lips, "God is a mystery, incapable of clear recognition."
God never missed in His words:

1 Corinthians 1:19-21 "... I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to
nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is
the disputer of this world... the world by wisdom knew not God..."

Today, where can we find the fourth category of people? Where did we find the disciples of
Christ? In high society? In politics? They are obscure as the Disciples of Christ. They
are, however, as knowledgeable and assertive of the great message of the Word of God as
their counterpart almost 2000 years ago!

Just as God had "not hidden" Himself from the Disciples, God is equally conspicuous to them.
They banner their clear recognition of God - the "One Lord and one God!" And since, "In the
beginning was the Word...and the Word was God," to them the great message of the Holy Bible
is as bright as the sun, so to speak.

What a great contradiction to many people! These people profess intellectual destitution,
yet they know many things about God and His words. The reason is that truth is seen in
them:

Isaiah 28:9 "Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand
doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts." (KJV only)

2 Timothy 3:15 "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are
able to make thee wise unto salvation..."

With their true spiritual humility, they recognize the AUTHORITY of God!

Isaiah 55:8-9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than
your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."

How easy for many people to quote that verse. Test for real trust in God: How many people
accept the following truth?

James 1:5-8 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men
liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man
is unstable in all his ways."

 
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  1. Re: "SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES"- with correction - almario on Jul 2, 2017, 9:42 PM
    1. Yes, we can ask God for wisdom, but we can't ask him for revelation, - Tomas on Jul 3, 2017, 6:21 AM
      1. Re: Yes, we can ask God for wisdom, but we can't ask him for revelation, - almario on Jul 3, 2017, 2:22 PM
        1. No revelation today, since the Bible is finished. So the revelation of God for totay - Tomas on Jul 5, 2017, 1:30 PM
          1. Re: No revelation today, since the Bible is finished. So the revelation of God for totay - almario on Jul 5, 2017, 4:47 PM
            1. Of course when Jesus spoke in Mt. 11:25 and similarly in Lk. 10:21, the Bible was not yet - Tomas on Jul 7, 2017, 7:25 AM
              1. Re: Of course when Jesus spoke in Mt. 11:25 and similarly in Lk. 10:21, the Bible was not yet - almario on Jul 7, 2017, 5:30 PM
                1. When these verses were written, the Bible was not yet finished, so revelation was still - Tomas on Jul 8, 2017, 2:13 PM
                  1. Re: When these verses were written, the Bible was not yet finished, so revelation was still - almario on Jul 8, 2017, 6:47 PM
                    1. Yes, good, so we should retain God in our knowledge, so that God would not give us - Tomas on Jul 10, 2017, 2:37 AM
                      1. Re: Yes, good, so we should retain God in our knowledge, so that God would not give us - almario on Jul 12, 2017, 2:04 PM
                        1. Don't worry, I'm not abrogating Thomas's absolute acceptance of his Lord and God - Tomas on Jul 12, 2017, 4:05 PM
                          1. Re: Don't worry, I'm not abrogating Thomas's absolute acceptance of his Lord and God - almario on Jul 14, 2017, 7:53 PM
                            1. So where do you think I was wrong? I believe I was right in all I said. - Tomas on Jul 15, 2017, 3:29 PM
                              1. Re: So where do you think I was wrong? I believe I was right in all I said. - almario on Jul 15, 2017, 4:07 PM
                                1. Yes, I do believe that the one and only God Savior, our Father, manifested in - Tomas on Jul 15, 2017, 4:38 PM
                                2. Re: Yes, I do believe that the one and only God Savior, our Father, manifested in - almario on Jul 15, 2017, 10:17 PM
                                3. In John 8:24 Jesus was not referring to being God, but to what he had said before, - Tomas on Jul 16, 2017, 10:21 AM
                                4. Re: In John 8:24 Jesus was not referring to being God, but to what he had said before, - almario on Jul 16, 2017, 4:14 PM
                                5. There are many males who say correctly "I am he", as Jesus said. - Tomas on Jul 17, 2017, 3:53 AM
                                6. Re: There are many males who say correctly "I am he", as Jesus said. - almario on Jul 17, 2017, 6:29 PM
                                7. There is no verse saying that no two can say "I am he". - Tomas on Jul 19, 2017, 8:07 PM
                                8. Re: There is no verse saying that no two can say "I am he". - almario on Jul 19, 2017, 9:07 PM
                                9. Yes, there is one God Savior that manifested in the flesh of Jesus Christ. - Tomas on Jul 20, 2017, 6:08 AM
                                10. Re: Yes, there is one God Savior that manifested in the flesh of Jesus Christ. - almario on Jul 20, 2017, 8:07 PM
                                11. Of course the formerly blind man said, I am he, meaning he was the man who used to - Tomas on Jul 21, 2017, 4:12 AM
                                12. Re: Of course the formerly blind man said, I am he, meaning he was the man who used to - almario on Jul 21, 2017, 2:13 PM
                                13. I will probably still be saved when I die, unless maybe I get such severe dementia - Tomas on Jul 22, 2017, 1:57 PM
                                14. Re: I will probably still be saved when I die, unless maybe I get such severe dementia - almario on Jul 22, 2017, 4:33 PM
                                15. How could 1 John 4:1-3 judge me negatively? I certainly believe and confess that - Tomas on Jul 24, 2017, 4:48 AM
                                16. Re: How could 1 John 4:1-3 judge me negatively? I certainly believe and confess that - almario on Jul 24, 2017, 1:56 PM
                                17. The Father manifested in the flesh as he was dwelling in the flesh of Jesus Christ. - Tomas on Jul 26, 2017, 5:29 PM
                                18. Re: The Father manifested in the flesh as he was dwelling in the flesh of Jesus Christ. - almario on Jul 26, 2017, 7:29 PM
                                19. God did not die on the cross, God cannot die, he is immortal and always was - Tomas on Jul 27, 2017, 5:22 AM
                                20. Re: God did not die on the cross, God cannot die, he is immortal and always was - almario on Jul 27, 2017, 6:51 PM
                                21. The KJV translators were all members of the Church of England, which mandated - Tomas on Jul 28, 2017, 5:19 AM
                                22. Re: The KJV translators were all members of the Church of England, which mandated - almario on Jul 28, 2017, 3:52 PM
                                23. OK, so this printing did not italicize 'of God' in 1 John 3:16. That was very bad, - Tomas on Jul 29, 2017, 4:34 PM
                                24. Re: OK, so this printing did not italicize 'of God' in 1 John 3:16. That was very bad, - almario on Jul 29, 2017, 8:11 PM
                                25. Biased KJV? They just put in italics what should have been put in italics originally. - Tomas on Jul 31, 2017, 2:50 AM
                                26. Re: OK, so this printing did not italicize 'of God' in 1 John 3:16. That was very bad, - almario on Jul 30, 2017, 4:23 PM
                                27. Yes, what is in KJV is sometimes lost in translation. It is good to check the - Tomas on Jul 31, 2017, 2:52 AM
                                28. Re: Yes, what is in KJV is sometimes lost in translation. It is good to check the - almario on Jul 31, 2017, 8:20 AM
                                29. I did study ancient Greek at Queens College. So I know understand some of it, - Tomas on Aug 3, 2017, 8:02 AM
                                30. Re: Yes, what is in KJV is sometimes lost in translation. It is good to check the - almario on Jul 31, 2017, 3:50 PM
                                31. Translations to Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic? Books like Mark, Luke, John etc. - Tomas on Aug 3, 2017, 8:06 AM
                                32. Re: Translations to Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic? Books like Mark, Luke, John etc. - almario on Aug 3, 2017, 6:32 PM
                                33. So do not follow human philosophies, such as the philosophical idea that Christ - Tomas on Aug 4, 2017, 6:21 AM
                                34. Re: So do not follow human philosophies, such as the philosophical idea that Christ - almario on Aug 4, 2017, 6:44 PM
                                35. God is in Jesus, so this way God manifested in the flesh. But the Bible does not - Tomas on Aug 5, 2017, 3:39 PM
                                36. Re: God is in Jesus, so this way God manifested in the flesh. But the Bible does not - almario on Aug 5, 2017, 7:20 PM
                                37. The Bible teaches soul sleep, it teaches that souls die and are asleep. - Tomas on Aug 7, 2017, 3:03 AM
                                38. Re: The Bible teaches soul sleep, it teaches that souls die and are asleep. - almario on Aug 7, 2017, 5:20 PM
                                39. ? I certainly do not believe that the souls of the unsaved dead are suffering in hell. - Tomas on Aug 9, 2017, 6:26 PM
                                40. Re: ? I certainly do not believe that the souls of the unsaved dead are suffering in hell. - almario on Aug 11, 2017, 4:41 AM
                                41. Good verses, but what do they have to do with the topic at hand? - Tomas on Aug 11, 2017, 5:34 AM
                                42. Re: Good verses, but what do they have to do with the topic at hand? - almario on Aug 12, 2017, 5:15 AM
                                43. You misinterpret Heb. 9:27 similarly as many other Christians, including INC. - Tomas on Aug 12, 2017, 6:34 PM
                                44. Re: You misinterpret Heb. 9:27 similarly as many other Christians, including INC. - almario on Aug 13, 2017, 3:14 AM
                                45. Of course I do my best to learn God's doctrine, and so should you. - Tomas on Aug 14, 2017, 4:15 AM
                                46. Re: Of course I do my best to learn God's doctrine, and so should you. - almario on Aug 14, 2017, 6:51 PM
                                47. You still do not accept God's doctrine about Heb. 9:7, about this judgment. - Tomas on Aug 17, 2017, 12:39 AM
                                48. Re: You still do not accept God's doctrine about Heb. 9:7, about this judgment. - almario on Aug 17, 2017, 3:40 AM
                                49. Re: You still do not accept God's doctrine about Heb. 9:7, about this judgment. - almario on Aug 17, 2017, 4:50 AM
                                50. OK, Heb. 9:27, I mistyped it. Anyway, the judgment in Heb. 9:27 will last 1000 - Tomas on Aug 18, 2017, 7:34 AM
                                51. Re: OK, Heb. 9:27, I mistyped it. Anyway, the judgment in Heb. 9:27 will last 1000 - almario on Aug 19, 2017, 6:43 PM
     
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