goes a step further from observation and helps you understand
what the passages really mean. You need to recognise that
you are coming to bible study with a set of beliefs and
options. We all need to let God's word speak for itself
and make sure that what we believe is what the bible says.
important as we read the Scriptures that we consider each
portion in light of:
the whole Scriptures
take a portion of Scripture out of its context to make
it say what you want it to say!
Never Contradicts Scripture
The Bible took over 1600 years to write.
It was written by kings and ordinary people,
doctor and fishermen, princes and shepherds, poets and
labourers, rich and poor, educated and unlearned.
It has 66 books; 39 in the Old Testament and
27 in the New Testament.
All the writers combine to give us one complete
story - the story of God's purpose with men.
Though they were divided by class, time, country
and disposition, there is wonderful harmony in all that
As these servants of God were all different types
of people, so their writings were designed to be relevant
base Convictions on Obscure Passages
base major convictions on isolated passages that are difficult
Different Scripture Literary Styles
Proverbs - Proverbial
Matthew - Biographical
Acts - Historical
Romans - Teaching
1 Timothy - Epistle or Letter
Revelation - Prophetic
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