Links Introduction - by Jim Whitefield The following essay is reprinted with permission of the author in it's entirety from Jim Whitefield. The MormonThink writers have found this essay to be a very informative and interesting view on some of the details regarding the Word of Wisdom that most Latter-day Saints may not be aware of. Our usual editor's commentary on this subject is at the end.
Top of page Introduction Perhaps you have said to yourself that you really ought to learn more about the Bible. But you just never get around to it.
Then, this study is for you. In a recent survey at a Christian college, a majority of students were ignorant of an appropriate Christian answer to these four very basic questions: What is the origin of mankind—where did we come from?
What is our purpose in life? How do we know how to live our life? How do we get to heaven and avoid hell? In this study, we will answer these and many other questions. The purpose of the course is to guide you through some of the highlights of the Bible.
While it is only a brief overview covering a small portion of Scripture, this outline covers most of the basic concepts of the Christian faith. You may be coming to this study from a particular perspective. You may have a curious or an academic approach, seeking to find some intellectual satisfaction in religion.
Or you may even be an atheist, looking for ways to satisfy your previously conceived ideas. Perhaps you are broken and hurting, and desperately need spiritual help. Or perhaps you are self-assured, confident in where you are at this time—but an examination of your weaknesses would actually help you deal with your selfishness and lack of concern for others.
Our study will jump around throughout the Bible to focus on important themes. We suggest that you read every verse listed in this study that has the notation Read immediately in front of it; others may be skipped to speed up the study.
While we will offer our commentary as an aid, the important thing is for you to let the words of the Bible speak to you. You can complete the study, if you choose to do so, in one sitting—in less than a day.
Set aside a few hours one day to go through the entire study. Or you might want to break it up into two or three parts. The Bible is an amazing document: It is certainly the most influential book in history. There is tremendous misinformation over what is actually in the Bible.
Sadly, many people who have gone to church for years still do not have a comprehensive understanding of the Bible. Lifelong Christians still learn much and deepen their knowledge of God by reading Scripture. You may be of the opinion that the Bible is just a bunch of myths.
The evidence suggests otherwise. The Bible has proven to be authoritative and reliable. If this is a concept that is at all surprising to you, you may first want to take a look at certain articles on our website which offer some of the evidence why you can trust the Bible: If you find that you are unable to read the Bible with an open mind because of various intellectual pre-conceptions, this book will be extraordinarily helpful.
The skeptic rolls his eyes at this thought and it becomes one reason why some people are inclined to reject the Bible.
It seems hard for them to appreciate that God does regularly work in the lives of people. But let us offer a line of logic or reasoning to counterpoint. Here is a series of questions that we first read from Stan Telchin, a Jewish believer in Jesus http: First, is it reasonable to believe that there is a God?
Most people will say yes. If so, Is it therefore logical to believe that God knows what is going on down here on earth? If, so, Is it then reasonable to believe that He cares about what is going on down here? If so, Is it also reasonable to believe that He cares enough to communicate his concerns to us?
Then, How might he communicate to us?1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north. Introduction: The Four "Creations" and the Four "Worlds" - In the Holy Bible, there are four distinct and separate "Creations" of the heaven and the Earth (Biblically defined, as such), and four distinct "Worlds" corresponding to those creations that span from Genesis to plombier-nemours.com of the "Creations" have occurred in the past, two will occur in the future.
Wisdom according to the Bible Essay. What does it mean to have wisdom? - Wisdom according to the Bible Essay introduction?? Some may say to be wise is to have enough knowledge and good judgment to make well thought out life decisions.
Wisdom is a common term mentioned throughout out the New Testament Epistles and the entire Bible.
Wisdom is what I like to call acquired knowledge over time and experience. Wisdom is often associated with a formal education. On the other hand, you may not be formally educated, but still considered wise.
As wisdom is acquired, situations are looked at in a different light. Let's use children as an example/5(1). Wisdom is a common term mentioned throughout out the New Testament Epistles and the entire Bible. The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom and knowledge.
It talks about ways to be wise and ways to . Introduction to Bible wisdom. Wisdom Defined In the Biblical sense, wisdom is the "ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding" (Lockyer p.