So many people read Bibles today but next to no one understands what they read because they don’t study their Bibles. You simply cannot read a Bible like you do a menu at a restaurant, or the instructions on how to build some cheap furniture. Now yes, you can get something out of reading the Bible this way, and is how most find Jesus as Lord. That’s what I like to call milky reading of the Word. But once you find Jesus, you get to know Him and His Word more deeply with each passing day if in fact you read His Word daily. (as you should) As you grow closer to Him you start to see things in His Word you missed when you read it before because as is stated Isaiah 28:9, you are starting to understand doctrine as a child that is weaned from the milk.
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.” Continue reading
DES MOINES, Iowa — Three church-state separation groups are expressing objection to a proclamation issued by the governor of Iowa that urges residents to participate in a statewide Bible reading marathon.
In April, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation at the state capitol urging participation in a 99 county Bible reading marathon scheduled for June 30 through July 3. The Iowa Prayer Caucus, the National Governor’s Prayer Team and the United States Prayer Council organized the event.
“Whereas all Scripture is essential to prepare us to be the people God wants us to be and to accomplish the purpose for which he created us,” the proclamation reads in part, “and whereas, America, being founded upon biblical principles and Judeo-Christian ethics, as taught in the Bible, paid tribute to the Bible for its important influence upon the development of our nation by many of our great national leaders such as President Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Wilson…” Continue reading…