"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, June 27, 2016

I would like to

write about the Bible.  

I did not own my own Bible until I was about 22.  I had never read the Bible completely through until I was about 28-29.  I did not understand how the Old and New Testaments worked or why they were in the Bible together until about 8-9 years ago (so ages 40-41). 

I did not really begin to read, study, and pray about the Truth in the Bible until a person that is not a believer challenged me on something I was absolutely certain was truth and was in the Bible.

Then my life changed.

For those that have not read the Bible but may have watched or read say something by Tim LaHaye in the Left Behind circuit, I challenge you to read your Bible.

For those of you that claim to be part of the Christian world that is called Protestant, I challenge you to read your Bible and history and see why Protestants were called Protestants.  Then I challenge you to see if your church is separate or removed from the church that was protested or are you still complying with doctrine established by that church.  I will update exactly who these churches are in a future post to be less vague. 

If you read your Bible, do you read it separately?  Meaning the Old Testament is for a people that are no longer part of the Father's plan and that the New Testament is new about grace and not the old laws which no one could keep.

If you read your Bible are you praying as you read the news?  Are you seeing scripture unfold before your eyes?

If you have responses to any or all of this post, please leave a comment.


Dizzy-Dick said...

I have read the Bible many times. I read the old testament one night and the new testament the next night. It usually works out that I read the new twice to once through the old. It is surprising how the two fit together. May God bless you and your family.

Humble wife said...

DD-I am thankful that you have and I do love how fitting the two are and how perfectly they harmonize!

Anonymous said...

I've always considered myself a Christian, as did my family but we didn't go to church unless it was holidays, or we were at Grandma's. She never missed and her bible was worn, penciled and referenced for everything. She had the answers and they came from THE BOOK.

I began trying to read the bible after I left the Catholic church for the third and last time, knowing that what I was seeking was in The Bible and not in the catechism, rituals, and such of the church. I'm still working through it, and often have to reread it. I listen to a couple very good Bible programs on the radio when I am out in an area I can pick the up. It is amazing how many times I turn on the radio and the answer to my prayers is being spoken by one of those men explaining scripture, line by line.

And yes, I see things unfolding that make my heart hurt but that are described in the Bible.


Humble wife said...

Sidetrack if you leave me an email I will give you a few more links to youtube programs that are strictly by the Word.