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Lesson 6: Bible Fundamentals: Things you need to know about the Bible
The Holy Bible is the instruction manual for Christians. It is very important that you read it cover to cover. Why? Second Timothy 3:16-17 tells you why. It reads, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."
That means, the Bible is not just some words that men thought up. It comes from God through the writers who he has inpsired to write what he puts in their hearts. It also means it is good for instructing believers in how to live lives that please God. Therefore, it is very important to get to know your Bible and rely on it especially in times when you need guidance, inspiration and encouragement.
+ The Bible is made up of two sections or main books: The Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament primarily covers everything from the beginning of the world to before Jesus' birth. The New testament covers everything after Jesus' birth. It tells of how he died to pay for our sins and then rose again. It tells how the church was formed and teaches Christian values. It also tells what will happen to the world and tells how to get to heaven.
+There are 66 books total. The Bible is made up of 39 Old Testament Books and 27 New Testament Books.
Warning: Not all books that are called "Bible" are the Christian Bible. For instance, the following are called Holy Books but are not Christian:
The Quran: Muslim Bible, The Muslims do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God. The Muslim religion is opposed to Christianity. They are the enemies of both Christianity and Judaism---the faith of Jews.
The Torah: Holy Book of the Jews. Even though Jesus was a Jew, the Jewish faith does not teach that he is the Son of God. However the Torah is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. That means it is the same as the first five books of the Holy Bible. Christianity had its beginnings in Jewish religious traditions.
The Book of Mormon: Bible of the Mormon Church. The Mormon Bible is not the same as the Christian Holy Bible. Mormon beliefs often disagree with traditional Christian teachings.
Jehovah's Witness. This group also has a Bible that is not the Holy Bible. Their book of faith has many beliefs that are disagree seriously with the Christian Bible.
The Bible warns us not to accept any Bible other than the Holy Bible and to reject religions that say Christ is not the Son of God. Pastors who teach others to disobey the Holy Bible are called false prophets (Matthew 7:15-20). This means they are religious leaders who are not being led by God. The Devil uses false prophets to confuse people so that they will stray from the Bible and God and be lured on a path that leads to Hell. That is why you must read and study your Bible so that you can be ready for the attacks from Satan, the Devil and his false prophets.
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We are receiving more and more requests from children to take them to church. Sometimes their parents can't take them because of lack of a vehicle at home. Other times, the children are the only ones who go to church in the home. Whatever the reason, they need help getting to church. Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to me." Will you help these children get to him? Remember, no one can get to heaven unless they have accepted Jesus as Lord and savior. But how can they get to Jesus if they can't even get to a church? Please help. Talk to your pastor and Sunday School about helping us transport children to church.
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The Bible tells us that all of us are to honor our parents. Exodus 20:12 says, "Honor your father and mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." But also respect all adults.
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE?
Today this is a very important quetion as gay marriage is a subject in the news. Many people believe people should marry whoever they want regardless. But what does the Bible say about it? What is God's veiw point and what does he want Christians to do? In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we're reminded that as Christians, our bodies are not our own. They were bought for a price by Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. You see, when you become a Christian you give your body to Jesus and he gets to decide how you use it. That means that we as Christians must submit to God and Christ's view point instead of going with what is popular. In Leviticus 18:22 God said to men, "You are not to sleep with a man as with a woman; it is detesable." In the New Testament, Romans, chapter 1, we are told that homosexuality is a sin and in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we are also told that those who practice same sex relationships
or gay lifestyles and who do not repent can't get into heaven. That's why we warn gay people to turn from the sin of homosexuality. This is misunderstood by some and they criticize believers. The Bible tells us to remain strong and obey God despite what the world says. In Acts 5:29 we're told that when the world and God disagree, a Christian must obey God. It is a loving thing to tell a gay person that homosexuality is a sin and that like all sin they must repent and turn from it and stop doing it, in order to be saved and go to heaven. That is not bigotry. It's an act of love. We love all people gay and straight and we should pray for God to use us to witness his truth to them. Ask God to help you witness to those who are gay and to do so in love.
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