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  • These Bible studies are on different topics in the Bibile.

    The studies use the KJV Bible and use the study method mentioned in Isaiah 28:10.

     Isaiah 28:10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

    For a more in depth look at how to study the Bible go to "How to study the Bible".

    These studies are from the Bible alone. We are not going to use any quotes from man, theologians, scholars or pastors. The Bible is the only book we need! JESUS used a "It is written" against Satan in the temptations that He went through. He is our Example, so we should do as our LORD and Saviour did.

    Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    Matthew 4:7  Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

    Satan then proceeded to use Scripture to counteract JESUS. This is what is happening today with Christians. The Bible is used to prove their own ideas, theories and sayings. Satan only quotes part of a verse, and unfortunately this is happening today as well.

    Matthew 4:6  And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    Here is the verse that Satan was quoting.

    Psalms 91:11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    Psalms 91:12  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    What did Satan leave out? "To keep thee in all thy ways".

    Paul warned us against this.

    Acts 20:29  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

    2 Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears

    Has what Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:3 come true? Are Christians not listening to smooth things because it is easier than the truth and obeying GOD and His Word? What I have noticed is that as Christians we would rather have the world like us than be faithful and obey GOD. The Bible warns us about this as well.

    James 4:4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

    Have we as Christians become the enemy of GOD, because we want the world to love us?

    As you can see, we need the Bible and the Bible alone! So is the trinity a man made doctrine? or is it from the Word of GOD? As Christians we must prove all things from the Word of GOD. Don't just listen to your pastor, theologian, scholar or what your denomination says, prove it from the Word of GOD. We need to get back to the Bible and the Bible alone. Have a look at "How to study the Bible"

    1 Thessalonians 5:21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

    JESUS warned us.

    Matthew 7:15  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

    Of course they don't come to you like a wolf. They speak smooth sayings, sound intelligent, have a nice way about them, but they lead you astray from the truth! JESUS also warned us about the false doctrines out there from the church leaders.

    Matthew 16:6  Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

    Matthew 16:12  Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

    There is a cry in the Bible at the end of time for God's people to come out.

    Revelation 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    Let us study the Bible and the Bible alone!

  • How to study the Bible

    How to study the Bible is very important. The wrong way in studying will lead to wrong views and doctrines. It is important that we used the King James Version. This is because there are certain ways in which to study and this can only be done with the King James Version. There are numerous ways to study the Bible. First, read the Bible through continously. Try to read it through in a year and then carry on reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, even if it takes longer. This helps to become familiar with the stories and also helps to get a whole picture of the Word of God. Start in the book of Genesis as this is the beginning.

    To get "weaned from the milk", the next step is to go from Scripture to Scripture as Isaiah says:

    Isaiah 28:9  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

    Isaiah 28:10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

    To do this effectively, we need to use what is called, "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Here is "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Enhanched".

    pdfThe Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Enhanced39.64 MB

     Take for example the above Scripture, Isaiah 28:10. The TSK will have Scripture referances to say Isaiah 28:13, 5:4; Deuteronomy 6:1-6; 2 Chronicles 36:15-16 etc. What you will do is go to each one of these texts and see which ones follow the theme you are studying. So if we go to Isaiah 28:13

    Isaiah 28:13  But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

    We get the same understanding that we had in verse 10. We don't get what we are looking for in Isaiah 5:4

    Isaiah 5:4  What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

    As you can see that this verse has nothing to do with our theme. You carry on going through all the referances for verse 10. Write down the verses that pretain to your study and then do the same with these verses. This gives a comprehensive study on the theme that you are studying.

    Most Bibles have their own form of TSK. Either in a middle column, or just after the verse. These are not as comprehensive as the "The Treasury of Scripture knowledge, Enhanced", but it is a start to study the Bible if you don't have these other resources. Here is an example of a Bible that has this.

    [Click on the image to get a popup that is larger. If you still cannot read it, go to the toplef corner and click the "arrows" icon to make the image slightly larger. Use this for all images that have the popup function.]

    TSK

    Another way is with a concordance. Here you would take a word and then look up all the texts that the word is in. Here is an example of this.

    Using a concordance

     

    When using a concordance the Hebrew and Greek numbers are located at the side of the text. By going to the Hebrew or Greek index, search for the number to find out the meaning of the word. Here is an example of looking up the Hebrew and Greek number.

    Finding the Hebrew and Greek number

     An example of finding the meaning of the Hebrew word.

    Finding the Hebrew definition

     

    An example of finding the meaning of the Greek word.

    Finding the definition of the Greek word

     

    What is "margin" all about?

    When reading some Bible studies or books, articles etc. refering to Bible quotes. They sometimes refer to "margin". What is this all about? Some Bibles have this "margin" in them. This is when another word could have been used instead of the one that was used. This word in the "margin" can be used to replace the original word used. Here is and example of "margin" been used in a Bible.

    Margin been used in a Bible

     

    Another example from a different Bible.

    Another example from a different Bible.

     

    The Key of David

    God has placed words in the Bible that are symbolic in meaning and that have a different word that they can be replaced with. This is a lot more involved as some words are defined in the same verse, some are not.

    An example of this is in Numbers and Ezekiel.

    Numbers 14:34  "After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise."
    Ezekiel 4:6  "And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year."

    Using a day for a year explains the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation a lot bettter.

    Here is a document for the Key of David. It still has a lot that can be added to it. Nevertheless it is a good start to help define certain words in the Bible to get a better understanding of the parables and certain prophecies.

    xlsxKey of David [.xlsx]166.33 KB

    zipKey of David [Numbers]398.55 KB

    Software 

    Software that we use is SwordSearcher. Software helps a lot in quickly getting to the verses that you want to find. SwordSearcher also has a TSK built in that helps to go quickly to the verses that are connected to the verses that you are reading. The Greek and Hebrew dictionaries are also built in so this makes it easy to find the definition of the words. They are just a click away! It makes studying the Bible much quicker. We would suggest that you invest in one Bible software program to help in your Bible studies. You can click on the link at the bottom of the page to get SwordSearcher and to learn more about this program. (We don't get any commission for doing this. It is to help you in your studies. Not to make money selling you software!)

    E-Sword is a free software program that can be used as well.

  • Where did the Rapture theory originate?

    There are a lot of theories that man has come up with that are not in the Bible. The Rapture is a popular theory among the Christian denominations. The question arises, “Is it Biblical?”. Let us study the Bible and look at the verses in the Bible that comprise this theory and let us look at what else the Bible has to say.

    The Bible does not use the word rapture anywhere. So where does the theory come from.

    John Nelson Darby first proposed and popularised the pre-tribulation rapture in 1827. He and the Plymouth Brethren popularised the theory in England. It was further popularised in the United States in the early 20th century by the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible.

    This belief was not taught by the apostles, and nowhere mentioned by any Christians until John Darby proposed this theory.

    One of the reasons that can be used for a pre-tribulation (The tribulation is when the seven last plagues is going to come upon the earth), is that as a Christian I don’t have to see all the destruction that is going to happen and I will be safe in Heaven. Nowhere in the Bible did GOD take His people away as a group. The only times this happened is when Enoch and Elijah were taken to Heaven.

    Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
    2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

    So what is the truth then?  

    So if the apostles and JESUS never taught this rapture theory, then what is the truth? What does the Bible say?

    We need to look at the verses that speak of when JESUS is coming. Also to look at one of the passages that JESUS spoke of, in been taken away and what did He mean. We need to look at the whole Bible as the Bible does not contradict itself. It is man that contradicts themselves and makes up fancy doctrines because they sound good.

    Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
    Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    Matthew 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    Matthew 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

    In the days of Noah, who was taken away? And who was left behind? Noah and his family were in the ark when the flood came. He and His family were left behind! If they were not left behind then the earth would not be inhabited today. The people that were taken away were the wicked people. The flood came and destroyed them. In other words, the flood took them away.

    So when JESUS says that there are two in the field and one shall be taken, and the other left. We must have a look at when this event is going to happen. We need to read further.

    Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
    Matthew 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
    Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

    JESUS is speaking of the Second coming, not an event that is going to happen before that. This is were a lot of mistakes happen in the Christian world, we just don’t read everything in context!

    JESUS speaks of Himself coming as a thief in the night in verse 43. If He comes as a thief in the night then how come Christians would have an advantage over the wicked and disappear before JESUS’ second coming? He says that nobody will know. If people are raptured away, will not the wicked then know that JESUS is coming soon?

    Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

    If the rapture is true then as it was said before that they would then know when JESUS is coming back. So what will JESUS’ second coming be like and what about the first resurrection? Has the first resurrection got anything to do with dispelling the rapture theory?

     

    JESUS’ second coming and the first resurrection

    Second coming

    Let’s look at the second coming of JESUS and what the Bible says about this.

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    The only hint we have of JESUS’ second coming is this revealing of the man of sin and a falling away first.

    2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
    2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
    2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
    2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

    JESUS comes with His mighty angels. If the saints are raptured to Heaven, don’t you think that JESUS would also come with His saints as well? But the Scriptures says that He comes He will be glorified in His saints. His saints are both alive and dead when JESUS comes beck for them. The wicked are to be destroyed, taken away.

    2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

    Paul says:

    1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
    1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    When does this scene that Paul is speaking about happen?

    1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
    1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

    Paul never spoke of a rapture theory of been taken away before JESUS’ second coming. He says that ‘we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together’ with those that has been raised from the grave. So where is the rapture then?

    Paul then goes onto say:

    1 Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    These are the words we must comfort one another with. That we will see the LORD JESUS coming with His angels and that we will be caught up with the raised dead. The words of the rapture are not from GOD.

     

    Conclusion

    In the book of Revelation there is a group of people that go all through the plagues and will see JESUS coming with His angels.

    Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    This verse also goes against the rapture theory. How can there be a people at the end if they have been raptured away! This is another reason that the people that are following GOD need to study their Bibles and to stop believing man made theories.

    The Bible shows that when JESUS comes back He is going to come back for all His saints. The dead in Christ, and the living saints. This shows the theory of the rapture as been man made. For what purpose? The only purpose is that Satan does not want people saved and the more he can deceive the Christian world with his theories the more will be raised in the second resurrection. The resurrection that we as Christians do not want to be in. The best will be to see JESUS come with His mighty angels.

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