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Bible Basics

The Bible is a big book. What is most important?
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself'" (Matt 22:36-39). 
Major Topics on This Site:
What happens to people when they die? Christ Is Preparing Individuals, not Denominations, for His Kingdom Baptism & Receiving the Holy Spirit: How Does it Work? Who Does it? Love Marriage & Sex: For teens, young adults and old married folks Biblical Feast Days Miracles and Direct Communication from God:
Are these things still happening?
Biblical Prophecy Biblical Calendar Basics Forming Local Congregations — without 501c3 or incorporation
Helpful Links to Other Sites:
biblestudy.org
You have questions; the Bible has answers!
Daily Bible studies: keyway.ca Read or  search the Bible on-line: biblegateway.com Exploring Creation by Todd Elder
PABC resident
More creation/evolution links: ideacenter.org
Can I read the Bible myself or do I need someone to explain it to me?
You can read it yourself. During the 1500s and 1600s, many independent-minded believers struggled and died so that everyone could have access to the Bible in their own language. You can read it from beginning to end or you can start in the New Testament. A "study bible" will give you information on the background of the book, to whom it was written, etc.
Which Bible translation is best?
Translations excel in different areas. The Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. Literal translations attempt to find a corresponding English word for each original language word. But because each language has unique figures of speech, the result can be difficult to understand sometimes. Paraphrase translations attempt to convey the meaning most clearly in English. This is good, provided the translator rightly understands the meaning. Years of historical doctrinal bias sometimes get in the way.
How can I best understand what I am reading?
Pray for understanding! God wants you to understand! Read every day. You will keep learning more as long as you live!
Can I pray about anything?
Think of God as a perfect parent. He can do absolutely anything for you, but He only will do what is good for you. If he rescues you out of every trouble, you would never learn to take care of yourself and treat others like you want to be treated. When you ask Him to make you into a godly person, He is paying attention!
Do I need to go to church?
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Heb 10:21, NIV). You need to meet with other Christians, but you do not need to join a church denomination. The Apostle Paul taught believers not to align themselves with specific men (1Cor 1:11-15; 3:2-10).

This is the beginning of a central publication website for the hundreds of Bible teaching articles already written by Norman Scott Edwards.
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