Studying God's word - Ezra 2015

Studying God's word - Ezra 2015

Posted on 2015-06-18 16:59:12     By Johnny TUYISHIMIRE

“Many are the Christians who can spend hours singing and dancing how much they love God but can hardly find 30 minutes a day to interact with their lover in his word, yet their lover himself is the word (John 1.1)” -By Simon Kande


“I wish God was like this or To me God should be so and so” this is a common saying and the search for a god that suits me has caused many to change churches, others to change life style, etc. Some may even go beyond and search through scriptures for verses that support their version of God and come up with their own heresy.

In this world where everyone is running for something that requires less effort, everyone’s belief is at risk, but how should Christians continue to follow the God of the universe not the one that suits them? Is reading the Bible a guarantee?

Many of heretic beliefs we see today in the church of God uses the bible and most of them started with the study of the bible, so how did they come to this and what is it that we can do to ensure our safety? GBUR has spotted the problem and through Ezra generation conference participants are equipped with the most valuable and accurate method to study the scripture that leads to genuine interpretation as of the day it was written.

In opposition to the most error prone bible study method, deductive bible study, which consists of working out a truth from things already known where one comes to the text with a thesis and then seeks out passages to support the thesis, participants have been equipped in Inductive bible study method which is a method of studying the bible where your conclusion evolve out of what you have observed, seeking to lay aside preconceived ideas, this approach seeks to let the scripture speak for itself and studies scriptures in their context.

As the inductive bible study method aims at staying faithful to the original meaning of the scripture in its context, it uses three main activities: (1)Observation :asking what does the text say? (2)Interpretation: asking what did the text mean when it was written? (3)Application: asking how does the truth of this text/book apply to me today?


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