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Why monastic? - There is well-being (healing) in the quietness. "Be still and know I am God." Ps 46:10


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Finding Truth In A Crazy World




Should we simply rely on what we are told the Bible says? Or should we diligently study for ourselves, each and every topic using a concordance, either online or book. And surely! Don't forget the Hebrew and Greek concordances! Why should we have to take a human translator's word as to what was originally written, when these days we have such study tools at our fingertips.

http://studybible.info/IGNT/Matthew%201:1 - This is an online interlinear Greek New Testament, and the site includes the Hebrew interlinear as well. The Greek and Hebrew word numbers are included with every word with a link to their meaning and use. (Strong's, Vine's, Thayer, Dodson and more.)

https://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/ - This keyword search tool makes for a great study for any and all topics. Heaven, hell, kingdom, life, death, day of the Lord, thief in the night.. And a good Bible dictionary to see for ourselves, for example, what is gehenna (originally, not legend). With all the untruth prevalent in the world, seeking answers straight from the Bible as originally delivered, seems to me what's called for. And also, I can't help remembering how Paul, Peter and John all warned against the danger of the teachings and ideas of the Gnostics, who seemed pretty determined to wrest the scriptures. How can we be sure they didn't in one or two ways? Unless we diligently search these things out? Why should I be lazy and let someone else tell me what the Bible says? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/ - verse search.

The gnostics were zealous to teach esoteric ideas and teachings of the world pagan religions and philosophies. Did the Bible, for instance pick up any Plato ideas? The West was built upon the classical world. Did this color the understanding and translations?

...This inquiring mind wants to know Truth, and only Truth. God our Father gave us good reasoning power and His Word - "Thy Word is Truth" - John 17:17.

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