Introduction to the Lessons

 Principles Picture

This series of studies will seek to focus on the main points of Scripture and not get caught up in details or “rabbit trails” that could detract from the main message of Scripture. We must always remember the words of the Lord Jesus

"YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' "This is the great and foremost commandment. "The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' "On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets." (Matt. 22:37-40)

So, as we study, our focus needs to be on understanding the Word and putting it into practice. While knowledge is required, it is not the ultimate goal. Since people frequently have doubts or are confronted with “discoveries” or arguments, it is helpful to eliminate as many worldviews as possible to keep from being sidetracked and interfere with our understanding of Scripture. The first one to eliminate is Atheism. After that we will need to eliminate other worldviews on the basis of the validity of their claims and internal coherence and contradictions. Once the foundations have been rendered invalid, then we do not need to keep going on “rabbit trails” all the time looking at every claim or objection because when the foundation is faulty, everything else built on it is faulty as well. This also means that we look at the Bible on the basis of it being true and not from an atheistic or naturalistic world view. The first few Bible Studies will focus on establishing the Biblical worldview as being true and validating the inspiration, reliability and authority of the Bible.

A very good article on How to Study the Bible (e sword module) by R. A. Torrey provides a really good guide to Bbile Study.

Basic Principles

Bible Study 1

 Bible Study 2Bible Study 3

 God Man Salvation Miracles

History and InspirationMiracles and Archaeology

 

 

 

 

 

N T ChurchGen 1 11

 

 

 

 

Judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Salvation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revelation Cover

 False Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracles in the Bible

Doctrine of Scripture 1 Video

Doctrine of Scripture 2 Video

Reliability of the New Testament 1 Video

Reliability of the New

Testament 2 Video

Discussion on the transmission of the Old Testament Text with Peter Gentry - 1

Discussion on the transmission of the Old Testament Text with Peter Gentry - 2

Video on the Trinity and Inspiration of Scripture by Bill Barrick

Calvin Smith on "is there a specific way to interpret Scripture

Introductory article on "Who determines our interpretation of the Bible"

Dr. Steve Farrar - Bible Studies and Sermons

The Master's Seminary (You Tube Channel)

Dr. Bill Barrick - lectures on Genesis

Answers in Genesis Canada You Tube Channel

The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

Biblical Maturity - Overview of all 66 Books of the Bible

Blue Letter Bible Institute Courses

Helpful Books

Beginning at Moses by Michael Barrett

The World and the Word - Old Testament Introduction (is also available for Accordance & Logos)

I Don’t Have Enough FAITH to Be an ATHEIST

“Earth’s Catastrophic Past”

Defending Inerrancy: Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture for a New Generation

The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ

Is the New Testament Reliable?

Evidence that Demands a Verdict

Coming to Grips with Genesis

The Time Between the Testaments (Christian Books)

The Time Between the Testaments (Amazon - Canada)

The complete set of World Religions and Cults Books

 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. (2Ti 2:15)

 

 

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