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Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by CandidSeeker(m): 10:54pm On Apr 06, 2017
Dpearlz:
I always read this scripture with great care I suggest you do too.

Hebrew 10:26-31

GRACIAS.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by oaroloye(m): 1:34pm On Apr 07, 2017
jiggaz:
Plz stop flooding my threads with this your long epistles!!! It doesn't make sense and i don't read it!!! Aahhhhh!!!!!

If you don't read what I write, how can you possibly know that my Comments do not make sense.

Do you take the Scriptures I quote into consideration, before concocting your Theories?

If you did, you could not use them.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by oaroloye(m): 1:49pm On Apr 07, 2017
SHALOM!

Dpearlz:
I always read this scripture with great care I suggest you do too.

Hebrew 10:26-31

We are COMMANDED (not "suggested," ) by God to obey THESE Commandments:

. DEUTERONOMY 6:4-9.

4. Hear, O Israel:
The LORD our God is one LORD:
5. And thou shalt love
The LORD thy God with all thine Heart,
and with all thy Soul,
and with all thy Might.
6. And These Words,
Which I Command thee this Day,
shall be in thine heart:
7. And thou shalt teach them
diligently unto thy Children,
and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.
8. And thou shalt bind them
for a sign upon thine hand,
and they shall be as frontlets
between thine eyes.
9. And thou shalt write them
upon the posts of thy house,
and on thy gates.


IF YOU LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR MIGHT, WHY CAN'T YOU TYPE OUT A MERE FOUR VERSES?

Is your hand broken, or something?

. HEBREWS 10:28-31.

28. He that despised Moses' Law
died without Mercy
under two or three witnesses:
29. Of how much sorer punishment,
suppose ye,
shall he be thought worthy,
who hath trodden under foot The Son of God,
and hath counted The Blood of The Covenant,
wherewith he was sanctified,
an unholy thing,
and hath done despite
unto The Spirit of Grace?
30. For we know Him that hath Said,


"VENGEANCE BELONGETH UNTO ME,
I WILL RECOMPENSE,"
saith The LORD.


And again,

"THE LORD SHALL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE."

31. It is a fearful thing
to fall into The Hands
of The Living God.


IF YOU LOVED THE BIBLE AS THE WORD OF GOD, YOU WOULD TAKE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT IT TO THE WORLD.

If you loved your Neighbour as yourself, your would consider those who have never seen the Scriptures before- some of whom may be in Mortal Jeopardy, should they have a physical Bible to hand.

Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 6:58pm On May 12, 2017
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Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by madegreatbygrace(m): 3:29pm On May 14, 2017
Dpearlz:
I always read this scripture with great care I suggest you do too.

Hebrew 10:26-31

Ok .So what revelation have you received from the scripture?Pls share .
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Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by Nackzy: 8:43am On Jun 17, 2018
The Bible is of no man's interpretation, it's some where in 1st peter
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by sshyne(m): 9:02am On Jun 17, 2018
Jeymz:
Good morning

‘‘Jesus did not die and rise from the dead to end one age and shadows and symbols only to begin another age of shadows and symbols’’ ANONYMOUS

Contrary to the popular notion, Christ did not come to teach us how to fulfill the law by grace or make it easier for us to keep; He came to 'full-fill' the law and put an end to it. We need to understand that the Law is not an end in itself but a means to an end which ends in Christ; for if it was an end in itself, there would have been no need for the incarnation of Christ.

The Old covenant and its system of operation: the law, the tabernacle, priesthood, sacrifice, offerings are all nothing but shadows pointing to the real image Christ, the true high priest and His eternally perfect sacrifice. What is a shadow? Shadow by definition means a shade cast by the interception of light or an image cast by an object which represents the form of that object, but not the very object itself. Therefore, when the real object, the very image is revealed, the shadow fades away and is no longer valid; it becomes obsolete!

When the Bible talks about the Law being a shadow, it defines it in the same light as ''a form of good things to come'' in that, under the law, sacrifice for sins was continually carried out by the high priest year in, year out. As a result those who were purged of their wrongs, still carried the consciousness of their sins and were never truly free.

‘‘The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.’’ Hebrews 10:1-2

The coming of Christ in the flesh was to put an end to the Old covenant system of operation; to free us from the yoke of bondage, having offered up Himself as a sacrifice for sin via His death on the cross, His resurrection which instituted the New covenant, and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70AD which brought about the culmination of the Old Covenant.
It is however sad that many believers are still having a form of romance with the Old......

Follow the link to continue reading: http://www.myrealityblog.com/2016/12/beyond-shadows-to-reality.html

God bless you. Am always happy when I see people I understands the real gospel. If you listen to a lie for too long it it alters your reality but the truth can never be changed. We have being redeemed from the slavery of the law. Going back to the law is a curse and it means you do not acknowledge the death and resurrection of Christ. God bless you once again

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Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by poseidon12: 9:12am On Jun 17, 2018
Enlightening. Thanks for posting.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by realmindz: 9:21am On Jun 17, 2018
The Bible itself is confusion...
Filled with jargons.

No wonder the whole story is centered about a certain drunkard called the most high, he is surely the most high after good drags of weed.

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Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by bedspread: 9:31am On Jun 17, 2018
The Message of Grace is not a License to Sin... Romans 6

That Message that says Once saved Forever saved is From the Pit of Hell!!

The Moment u go against GOD'S Commandments, u have sinned, and must need to Repent if not u hv taken yourself away from The Book of Life..

The Whole Bible is GOD's Word given to the Word to Giide us in our Work with GOD..

Be Careful with The Message of Grace you are fed with! So you Don't Find yourself Missing Heaven.. There are a Lot of False Grace Messages Going on Today!!

Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by Real88(m): 10:11am On Jun 17, 2018
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Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by matthew080: 10:17am On Jun 17, 2018
honestly, the Christians knew quite alright that the bible is a book of confusion on its own, and that is why you will see all this kind of headlines coming to cast you all out from reasoning.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by PrecisionFx(m): 10:36am On Jun 17, 2018
jiggaz:
Have you ever been confused by a Bible teaching that seemed contrary to something else in the Bible? Have you ever read a scripture that seemed to contradict another scripture?

Paul said that the entire Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). But he also said that we need to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). We divide the word whenever we emphasize one scripture over another. So how do we divide the word rightly?

In essence there are two questions we should ask when reading any scripture in the Bible: (i) What does this passage mean in light of the finished work of the cross? And (ii) who is the writer writing to or about?

The filter of the cross

To hear some people preach today you might conclude that the cross was of no significance. In truth, Jesus’ death on the cross is the single most important event in human history.

Before the cross the old law covenant reigned. But after the cross a new covenant based on grace made the old covenant obsolete (Heb 8:13). Under the old covenant you were blessed if you were good, but under the new covenant we are blessed because He is good. Consider these contrasts from scripture:

Before the cross we were blessed when we obeyed and cursed when we disobeyed (Deut 11:26-28). But after the cross we are blessed because we are forgiven (Rms 4:cool and we are redeemed from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13).

Before the cross we forgave in order to earn God’s forgiveness (Mt 6:14). But at the cross we were unconditionally forgiven and we now forgive because Christ has forgiven us (Eph 4:32; Col 3:13).

Before the cross loving your neighbor meant not coveting his wife or property (Deut 5:21). But after the cross we love and accept others because Christ loves and accepts us (1 Jn 4:19; Rms 15:7).

Before the cross God was distant and unapproachable (Ex 19:12). But because of the cross we have been brought near to God to receive mercy and find grace (Eph 2:13; Heb 4:16).

Before the cross God held us responsible for our sins and not even sacrifices could clear a guilty conscience (Lev 5:17; Heb 9:9). But because of the cross Jesus’ blood cleanses us from a guilty conscience (Heb 10:22) and He remembers our sins no more (Heb 8:12).

Before the cross God said “Thou shalt not” (Ex 20). But after the cross God says “I will” (Heb 8:8-12). Before the cross it’s “do, do, do”. After the cross it’s “done, done done”.

Before the cross righteousness was demanded of sinful man (Deut 6:25). But at the cross righteousness was freely given (Rms 5:17).

Before the cross Adam’s sin meant condemnation for all men (Rms 5:18). But there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Rms 8:1).

When we read the Bible we should ask, is this scripture describing the old law covenant which condemns sinners or the new grace covenant which makes sinners righteous? If you are a Christian, you need not fear the condemnation of the law. Instead, rejoice that you are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor 5:21).

Consider the audience

When reading the Bible it’s also important to note who the words were written for, otherwise you might end up taking
someone else’s medicine . There are only two kinds of people – those who put their faith in Jesus and those who don’t. Consequently the Holy Spirit brings two different convictions (Jn 16:8-10):

(i) Jesus said the Holy Spirit would convict the world of guilt for the sin of unbelief (Jn 16:9). Many things in the New Testament are written for unbelievers. Paul, Peter, John, Jude and James all had things to say to those who did not see their need for a Savior (e.g., 1 Jn 1:5-10). The apostles also wrote to warn the church about sinners masquerading as prophets and preachers (e.g., 2 Pet 2). Strong words of judgment and condemnation given to sinners do not apply to those whom Christ has qualified.

(ii) Jesus also said the Holy Spirit would convict Christians of righteousness (Jn 16:10). We do not need to be reminded of our shortcomings, but we often need to be reminded of our right standing before God (2 Cor 5:21). Much of the New Testament was written to assure Christians that we belong to God and that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Rms 8:38-39). Not even our sin can separate us because God’s grace is greater than our sin (Rms 5:15).
When we fail the Holy Spirit does not condemn us – there is no condemnation to those in Christ. Rather He reminds us that we are righteous, that we are kept by Jesus (Ju 24), that we are the Father’s sons (Gal 4:6), and that our hope is firm and secure (Heb 6:19). When we make mistakes Jesus doesn’t condemn us, He defends us (1 Jn 2:1) and then He teaches us how to say no to ungodliness (Tit 2:12).

Rightly dividing the word means reading the Bible in the context of the finished work of the cross. It means we interpret scripture in light of what Jesus has done. The entire Bible reveals Jesus (Lk 24:27). Read the Bible to find Jesus.

https://escapetoreality.org/2010/03/10/rightly-dividing-the-word-how-to-read-your-bible-without-getting-confused/




The bible confuses its readers because it is a religious book. The white man wrote n rewrote the bible several times, That created even more confusions.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by jiggaz(m): 12:26pm On Jun 17, 2018
poseidon12:
Enlightening. Thanks for posting.
You welcome bro.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by Afamzy001: 4:46pm On Jun 17, 2018
People let's look at the facts and throw away all this long dragging
1. We are all sinners
2. Jesus came and died for our sins
3. He rose again
4. He fulfilled is promise of the comforter
5. We accept the gospel which is the truth above then you are free
6. And once you are free old things gone
7. Finally you have salvation,the Holy Spirit and the gift of life in Christ Jesus
Fullstop.
Re: How To Read Your Bible Without Getting Confused - Paul Ellis by bloodofthelamb(m): 7:26pm On Jun 17, 2018
bedspread:
The Message of Grace is not a License to Sin... Romans 6

That Message that says Once saved Forever saved is From the Pit of Hell!!

The Moment u go against GOD'S Commandments, u have sinned, and must need to Repent if not u hv taken yourself away from The Book of Life..

The Whole Bible is GOD's Word given to the Word to Giide us in our Work with GOD..

Be Careful with The Message of Grace you are fed with! So you Don't Find yourself Missing Heaven.. There are a Lot of False Grace Messages Going on Today!!


It is your own message that is scary and from the devil. Your are denying the Son of God and his perfect and finish work for us.

Change your mind bro.

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