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Offline OutWest

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Where To Begin?
« on: June 10, 2023, 06:13:25 PM »
FAQ: I've recently taken an interest in reading the Bible; where should I start?

REPLY: The Bible can be a tedious chore for people new to it; so I highly
recommend that newbies skip the heavy books for now and begin with the short
stories of Ruth, Esther, and Jonah; and then for sure the philosophical book of
Ecclesiastes. You gotta love Solomon's pessimistic world view: it's spot on.

* When my teen-age son first started reading the Bible, he became discouraged.
When I asked him what the matter was, he said he couldn't figure out the hidden
messages. So I told him: Son, forget about hidden messages. Just read the Bible
like a novel or an encyclopedia and you'll get more out of it that way; and he did.

FAQ: Which version would be best for me?

REPLY: Do yourself a kindness by using a Bible that reads very close to our own
modern way of speaking. Rickety old antiques like the Douay-Rheims, the
Confraternity, the American Standard Version, and the King James version are no
longer practical because their language and grammar are obsolete.

For English-speaking newbies I suggest contemporary versions in common use like
the New International (NIV), New American Bible (NAB), the New American
Standard (NAS), the English Standard (ESV) and/or the New Living Translation (NLT)

FAQ: Where can I find a Bible?

REPLY: Just about any book store carries a selection of Bibles, and even some
department stores; and of course Christian book stores. Amazon dot com has them
too. If you're on a limited budget, you might try shopping for a Bible in a thrift store
like Good Will and/or Salvation Army.

NOTE: No matter which version of the Bible you choose, somebody will eventually
come along and insist it's no good so be ready for that.

Buen Camino
(Pleasant Journey)

Offline davetaff

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Re: Where To Begin?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2023, 10:57:43 AM »
Where to begin to read the bible I believe the best place is the beginning Genesis because

      Isaiah‬ 46:10‬ ESV‬‬
[10]  declaring the end from the beginningand from ancient times things not yet done,saying, ?My counsel shall stand,and I will accomplish all my purpose,?   

The end is man in Gods image who is Jesus Christ at his second coming in the beginning God tells  us he is the creator of all things in heaven and earth this is a fact we cannot overlook so if we have a Father God then we can believe he had a son in fact he had two sons Israel and Christ.

      Hosea‬ 11:1‬ ESV‬‬
[1]  When Israel was a child, I loved him,and out of Egypt I called my son.   

Both were called out of Egypt and the older son Israel kills the younger son Christ the same story as Cain and Able this is God telling us the end from the beginning which he dose all through scripture with his prophecies.

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Re: Where To Begin?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2023, 09:58:24 AM »

  John‬ 5:17‬ ESV‬‬
[17] But Jesus answered them, ?My Father is working until now, and I am working.?       

If Father and son were working up till the time of Christ it means the Fathers day of rest is a future event

   Hebrews‬ 4:9-‬10‬ ESV‬‬
[9] So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, [10] for whoever has entered God?s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.       

Gods sabbath rest has to be the milleninm when he hands everything over to Christ to finish the creation the end of creation is man in the image of God who is Jesus Christ  at his second coming

   Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high     

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