posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 03:46 AM
Many saved Christians don't qualify as "Bible-believers".
(A man may fail to believe every word he reads in the Book and mis-understand doctrine, but if he's trusting the righteousness of the Lord Jesus
Christ to save his soul, instead of his own righteousness, then he is still saved and on his way to be with the Lord in heaven.)
I'm Lebanese. English is my third language. I believe the King James Bible is God's word, flawless. I not only believe the word of God, but the
wordS of God.
Now, I don't mean this thread as an opportunity for people to bash those beliefs, although feel free if you so choose.
Here's what I have in mind:
the level of Biblical ignorance that I've seen on this site for the last few months is appaling. Even if you hate and/or disbelieve the Book,
if you're really the objective intellectual you claim to be, then being ignorant of the most sold, most influencial, most discussed, most studied,
most read book of all time is unpardonable.
Incidently, having read a handful of verses from the Pentateuch and the Gospels doesn't count.
So I want to present you with the groundwork and foundational understanding of a Bible-believer, not just a Christian.
I want to show you what I believe and why.
I mean this so that you at least can be more familiar with what a Bible-believer actually believes, and will be less prone to inaccurately represent
the Book and its believers while you flame away.
The underlying principle for understanding the whole Bible is dispensationalism.
God did not and will not deal with mankind the same way throughout history, though he never changed and never will change his principles.
There is a difference then between the various dispensations of the Bible.
There is a difference between the kingdom of God, and the kingdom of Heaven.
There is a diffference between the Jew, the Gentile, and the church.
2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Rightly dividing means studying the differences.
Those are the building blocks and will account for 100% of the contradictions you RIGHTLY read in the Bible.
(of course 95% of your contradictions aren't so, but 5% of 'em are in some degree true)
So if you have any question related to a general understanding of the Bible, please free to ask away.
I don't have all the answers, that's for sure. But at least I want you to become more familiar with what a Bible-believer believes and why.
This is the first time I try this here, a sort of experiment, so will play it by ear.