Posts tagged with ‘Bible’

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What you need to know to choose between Bible translations

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There are many different translations of the Bible available, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose between them. This post will discuss the four main types of Bible translation: word for word (literal), thought for thought (dynamic equivalence), a blend of word for word and thought for thought, and paraphrase. Word for word This […]

The first step is to open your Bible

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Have you read this book? Although many people may have more than one Bible in their homes, and it has been translated completely into 554 languages, allowing many people the opportunity to read it, it is probably not the most widely read book in the world today. It can be a little intimidating, or maybe […]

Inspiration

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Inspiration, in short, is the motivation of a person’s heart and desires and is usually the catalyst for or the fuel behind the accomplishment of a goal, task, or other endeavor. In the case of the Bible, though written by human authors over multiple generations, the inspiration came from God. God had a goal, and […]

I Believe the Bible is the Word of God

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The Bible is God’s inspired Word given by the power of His Holy Spirit as we read in the 2 Peter 1:19-21 – We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day […]

Plans for Bible Reading

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Looking for a plan to read through the Bible this year? Here are two to consider: The 20 Day Challenge is more of an introduction to the Bible. It does not attempt to read every chapter of the Bible, but instead focuses on providing an overview of the Bible message. It is divided into six […]

Answer to the worlds problems

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If we ever think seriously about life in general — about world problems, and about what the future holds for us personally — two questions which often arise are: Is permanent world peace possible? What will happen to us in the future, and after our death? Peace on earth With regard to the first, many […]

The Olivet Prophecy – Part 2

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I have been considering the Olivet Prophecy that Jesus spoke to his disciples in the final week of his life.  If we recall from the previous post, Jesus wanted to re-direct the disciples’ attention from the magnificence and beauty of structures (the temple) and show them that God, the Father was not as interested in […]

The Olivet Prophecy – Part 3

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In the previous post, we compared the scriptures from Matthew, Mark and Luke that spoke about great distress/tribution and the abomination of desolation regarding the signs Jesus gave to his disciples.  It would appear that these events related to the destruction of the Jewish Temple and the taking of the city of Jerusalem by the […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 6

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If you have been following these posts, you will see that there are many tools, tips and techniques one can use to make reading the Bible more understandable and enjoyable. Today, we will briefly discuss the use of letting the Bible intertrepet itself. Let the Bible interpret itself It is often said that the Bible […]

The Bible Toolbox – Part 5

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If you have been following these posts, you will see that there are many tools, tips and techniques one can use to make reading the Bible more understandable and enjoyable. Today, we will briefly discuss the use of cross-references. In the previous post, toolbox part 4, we made connections between the Old Testament and New […]