How to Understand the Bible
How to Understand the Bible
¬ Introduction
¬ Thoughts to Consider About the Bible
¬ First Key: Ask for God's Help With a Proper Attitude
¬ Marking Your Bible
¬ Second Key: Obedience Brings Understanding
¬ Third Key: Accept the Inspiration of All the Bible
¬ Are There Mistakes in the King James Version?
¬ Seven Keys to Understanding the Scriptures
¬ Fourth Key: Consider the Context
¬ Fifth Key: Consider All the Scriptures on the Subject
¬ Comparing Texts: What Was Written on the Cross?
¬ Sixth Key: Use Bible Helps Properly
¬ Computer Bible Helps
¬ Seventh Key: We Need the Guidance of God's Church
   
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Thoughts to Consider About the Bible

"Today there is not a language in the civilized world into which this word of God has not been rendered" (The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 492).

"One of the most notable conversions to the Bible was Sir William Ramsay. He was an atheist, and son of atheists. He was wealthy and proudly bore a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University. He gave his whole life to the study of archaeology so he could refute the Bible. He finally departed for the Holy Land, with his chief aim to refute the book of Acts. After 25 years of work, he became so impressed with the accuracy of Luke, its writer, that he finally concluded it was an exact account even in its smallest details. In his attempt to disprove the Bible, Sir William Ramsay discovered hundreds of historical facts which confirmed the Biblical account. Finally, in one of his books, he shook the world of the Bible critics when he confessed he had accepted Christianity" (D. James Kennedy, Why I Believe, 1980, p. 28).

"It has been my custom for many years to read the Bible in its entirety once a year" (John Quincy Adams).

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education" (Theodore Roosevelt).

"Belief in the Bible, the fruit of deep meditation, has served me as the guide of my moral and literary life. I have found it a capital safely invested, and richly productive of interest" (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe).

"If we abide by the principles taught by the Bible, our country will go on prospering" (Daniel Webster).

"I believe the Bible is the best gift that God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book. I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go" (Abraham Lincoln).

"The majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the Gospel has its influence on my heart. Pursue the works of our philosophers with all their pomp of diction, how mean, how contemptible are they, compared with the Scriptures" (Jean Jacques Rousseau).

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible" (George Washington).

"The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests" (Andrew Jackson).

"It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people" (Horace Greeley).

"The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country" (Calvin Coolidge).

"We reject with scorn all these learned and labored myths that Moses was but a legendary figure. We believe that the most scientific view, the most up-to-date and rationalistic conception, will find its fullest satisfaction in taking the Bible story literally" (Winston Churchill).


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