Seven Things to Consider!
In my studies I have noticed that there are many different approaches to the scriptures, religion, faith, etc. People have different principles they understand to be true and thus have different foundations upon which their faith system is built.
Sometimes people claim or seem to have great knowledge about the Scriptures. They may be able to discuss all the historical data about the Christian Faith. They may have skills in the original languages, be able to divide all the words and phrases into proper formation according to proper rules.
However, I have observed also that this wonderful ability can become an obstacle to understanding the message intended by the author. There are some simple facts that are true. I believe that anyone can understand the message of the Bible and, with that understanding, have hope in facing all of life's ups and downs.
There is a creator who is God in heaven.
This God has three persons manifested to the creation as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God revealed Himself through divine revelation.
This revelation came by the Holy Spirit to mankind through the prophets who were to proclaim the word of God.
The purpose of this revelation was to inform mankind about the wisdom of God.
The goal of this wisdom is to generate faith, and this faith is what gives hope of eternal life.
The message is clear, simple, understandable and yet profound. To those who will believe, it gives birth to eternal life. But, to those who will not believe….
Some questions each person must consider:
Where is the source of real truth?
What will we put our faith in?
When will we begin?