UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIBLE
Some people do not read their Bible until they have made a tragic failure in their lives. Then, when in desperation they open it to look for help, they do hot know where to look or how to find their answers.
1. The Bible covers 4,000 years of history. The Old Testament starts with creation of man in Genesis in the first (Patriarchal) period of history, down to Moses giving the law in 1500 BC to the Jews (Mosaic period). Then the New Testament of Christ speaks to us (Christian period) in the last portion of the Bible. It is important to know who is speaking and to whom it is addressed.
2. In the New Testament Jesus has “all authority” today. His twelve apostles were commissioned to speak all truth by guidance of the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:18-20; Jno 16:13).
3. Direct Commands give us the Lord’s will for today. See Acts 2:38 and Hebrews 10:25.
4. Approved Examples such as Acts 8:35-39 also give ways to learn.
5. Necessary Inferences also instruct: we see that much water is necessary in obeying in baptism as seen in Acts 8:36-38. Ask the preacher for free booklet.