Saturday, September 4, 2010
The One Material Thing That Brings Us Closer With God
Whether you call it the "Bible" or the "Word," it is the one material thing that brings us closer to God. It is the one material thing that teaches us how to become a Christian through faith in Jesus Christ and what our "new life" and "salvation" mean. It teaches us how to live our new life in trying to be more "Christ-like." We learn about our roots in the history of God's Creation and the Jewish faith. We also learn of the first coming of Christ in the writings of the prophets. In the Gospels, we learn about Christ's birth, life on earth, His apostles and followers, His crucfiction on the cross, His resurrection, and His acsension into Heaven. In Revelation, we, His saved people, learn to look for the signs of Christ's second coming and events to happen after then.
Did you know that the Bible is the one best selling book of all time with over one billion copies sold, translated into many, many languages? In my belief, the Bible is the one book most debated about and died for throughout history.
If you are saved, you should know the value of the Bible. It's not the monetary value that I speak of, it's the spiritual value that no one can put a price on. If you are not saved, now is the time for you to start reading....the time left is getting shorter day by day. Start reading the Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. The New Testament is a bit easier to start reading. If you know a Christian, who can help you or a good Bible teaching church, you can get help learning and guidance on how to learn from God's Word. You can also get help for learning how to become a Christian.
Once you start, as you continue to read the Bible, you will begin to let God into your life, you will begin to see the purpose for you life, you will let Christ into your heart, and you will begin to enjoy reading.
My husband Rob, has a wonderful Bible teaching blog called Settled In Heaven Blog. He also has his vlog on youtube called Settled In Heaven Vlog. You can go to his blog and read, or go to his vlog and listen...whichever works better for you.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.
John 3:14-18 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: (15) That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
To God be the Glory for All!