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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Question Answered On Bible Study and Trusted Internet Sources
I have just finished reading my Bible, and I am so happy with it.
My question is, what now? Read it all over again? What about free online Bible course?
Do you happen to know some good free, online Bible course? Maybe something that focuses on Apologetics (Defending the Faith) since that is an area I absolutely love in Christianity.
Yes keep reading the Bible.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Dr. Tony Evans said something to the effect that the Bible is inviting for beginners to jump in and said experienced swimmers will never touch bottom.
The old puritan ministers said a minister should read a book of the Bible every day.
You need a systematic approach of study.
I think you would do well to focus on the gospels first.
Read John first which is the theology of Jesus.
Next read Acts through Revelation.
You need to read the Old Testament and understand the Bible timeline.
The whole Bible is God’s plan for salvation.
I find it good to use Psalms and Proverbs as daily short devotionals.
You need a systematic and consistent form of study.
Again I ask Why?
You need Bible study to hear from God, and to learn wisdom and instruction for evangelism and to further in sanctification or becoming like Jesus.
There is nothing like hearing the word of God. There will be times we are not feel so close to God and do not want to read. At that time the Bible is still the Word of God.
This is why you need to develop a reading plan. Your need for divine fellowship and further sanctification is greater than your feelings.
Should you use free online Study courses?
Do not search on Google and randomly jump into one.
Many cults sound legit and draw you in to weird unorthodox teaching.
Example: Heretical groups like Shepard’s Chapel and other groups who distort the gospel in teaching unbiblical doctrine.
For Apologetics I recommend http://carm.org/ to help you study the opposition of the gospel.
I would recommend Way of the Master for evangelism
I would also recommend checking on the free online Matthew Henry Commentary.
It is wise to read the commentary of learned people.
Yes it is the view of people. But with the complex thinking of the reading of the text it is wise to read what solid teachers have said when wrestling with the same biblical issues.
This can help you from going down the road of false or bad interpretation.
I would also check with my pastor and Sunday School teacher to trust the validity of any free unknown site.