Category Archives: Interpretation of bible

You thought you were serving God

We set ourselves against God if we wrongly convince ourselves and others that… Continue reading

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How to study the Bible

The five basic steps of Bible study will provide a helpful guide to keep you on the right track in understanding and applying the Bible. Each step answers a particular question in relation to Bible study. Continue reading

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Seven guidelines for understanding the Old Testament

The laws revealed in the Old Testament were not originally given for us to follow today as God’s will for our lives. Those who follow the Bible should not quote laws directed to Israel as if they are God’s will for people today unless verified in the New Testament. Continue reading

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Pursuing wisdom in Proverbs

If you desire to continue to study the book of proverbs, follow the links below to previous posts. Continue reading

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Have we misunderstood sowing and reaping?

Is there a purpose to these words (In the context of the book of Galatians) that has been largely overlooked?
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How should we apply God’s promises?

Test yourself in this area by answering the following seven questions? Continue reading

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A truth we must accept

God is merciful to reach out to rebellious creatures and He makes significant concessions to meet us where we live. His justice makes these concession necessary and His mercy makes them possible. Continue reading

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Applying Scripture (7 Tests)

Many people misapply or even abuse the statements and promises of Scripture. Test yourself in this area by answering the following 7 questions? How much should be included when applying the statement, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives … Continue reading

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Does Proverbs promise too much?

Can we take the book of Proverbs seriously when its promises seem removed from the harsh realities of experience? Continue reading

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Misapplying the Bible

I’ve repeatedly heard 1 Thessalonians 5:22 misused — especially in more conservative expressions of the Church. What did the apostle Paul mean when he admonished believers to, “Abstain from all appearances of evil” (KJV)? The application of this verse I’ve heard suggests … Continue reading

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