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  • Reading the Word

    1 posts, 1 voices, 395 views, started Jun 17, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      Reading the Word  

      John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
      was God.
      The same was in the beginning with God.  

      A lot of times, we are weak or get into trouble because we believe the wrong
      things. Many believers
      today are in bondage to sin because they were taught wrong. The bible is the
      best teacher. Sure, God
      gives us a Pastor to watch over us, but not to Lord over us. The pastor prays
      for us and covers us with
      prayer. But we cannot depend solely upon his knowledge of the word to get us by
      in this life!
      We must read the word and get an understanding of the gospel for ourselves. You
      see, God speaks
      through his word. If you want to know God, then you must know what his word
      says. There is no go between!
      The word speaks for itself and if you would read it and get an understanding of
      it, you will find that many of
      the things we have been accustomed to doing is not recommended by the word. Many
      of the things that we
      have been doing is a “no no” in the pages of the word.  

      There are all kinds of philosophies, doctrines, religions, etc. out there, but
      there is one God with one Word!
      The word is Christ and the word speaks for Christ. Beware of folks that are
      always talking about what God
      is speaking to them or telling them, and they never mention the bible. Beware of
      churches and religions that
      use the bible along with another book for clarity or undiscovered writings of
      Jesus. Beware of ministers that
      don’t take the word for what it says, but they tell you that it needs to be
      re-interpreted to be understood!
      Beware of youth ministries that say the word is too hard for youth to
      understand, so we need to reach them
      where they are! There are youth bibles, young adult bibles, study bibles, all
      kinds of “break it way down” bibles
      on the market. Just get the one that you understand best and use it along with
      the King James Version!
      Parents, invest in a bible that your youth and children can understand. Also,
      let them
      see you reading the word and enjoying it. Don’t go around talking about how hard
      the word is to understand or
      making it look like something you don’t want to do. God is his word! The word is
      God! When a person does not
      like reading the word, studying the word, or searching the word, then that
      person does not like hearing about
      God, knowing God, being with God, or even wanting God. So check it out. If you
      are having a hard time desiring
      to read it, then you need to find out why.  

      Suggested Reading: John 1:1-14, 2Tim. 3:13-17



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