The BibleThe term Bible come from the Greek word “biblia” meaning “books”. The Greek word itself is take from the Billion, meaning paper, book or manuscript and was a diminutive of the word Byblos or papyrus. Bible or the Scared Scripture is the written, inspired Word of God. The Bible was written by different human authors; the writers wrote the Bible under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Ghost (spirit). (Stawarz, 2018)The Bible is the book of mankind in this world and there is no one book in this world that matches with the holy Bible.
Bible is referred to us as the book of life in the history of mankind. The story of Bible being in Genesis with the creation of heaven and earth, Bible is consisting of two parts the Old and the New Testament. The Old Testament has five history books, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy this five books are recognized as Torah, Law and Pentateuch. The Old Testament was preparing the way for the new testament to come a fulfill the covenants or the promise that God (Yahweh) made with Moses in the Old Testament. (Piper & Noll, 2010)How people think about what to read in the BiblePeople decide what bible text or scripture to read in the Bible that will reflect back to our everyday lives.
The choices we make involves thinking how the bible scripture will relate back to our lives, we reflect on some of the things the is mentioned in the scripture to relate back to the situation that we are living today. For example, the gospel Matthew 7:7 – Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. In this gospel of Mathew tells as that ask you will find, as humans if don’t have anything we should ask our neighbors so they can help us in terms or good and also pray to the lord by asking him in your prayers. (Piper ; Noll, 2010)The Role of Thinking in Becoming a ChristianMany people think how would they become Christians, this is when you have your faith in the lord your god that you believe that he died for you and I, and was resurrected on the third day. Becoming coming a Christian depends on your faith to become Christian the faith you have for God almighty. Taking about faith we look at the gospel of Matthew 16: 1-4: where the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus’s faith, by telling him to show them the sign from heaven.
He replied to them saying,” When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening. You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. (Piper ; Noll, 2010)The Good souls understand the word of GodA person who has a good heart for other and has the loving, caring and sharing heart is the one who understands the word of the Lord. Jesus focuses on the failure to understand.
Not understanding the Word results in the Word being snatched away. Therefore, understanding with the mind is not optional. It’s crucial to conversion and fruit-bearing. Our lives hang on it. Then concerning the seed sown on the fourth soil, the good soil, he says, “This is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty” (Matt.
13:23). The difference between the soil that is lifeless and the soil that bears fruit is understanding. (Piper & Noll, 2010)The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:4–6 (Piper ; Noll, 2010)Love for God: Treasuring God with All Your MindAs Christians we should trust God with all our faith and hope that he is the only God that we worship from no other Gods accept the father. Loving God with all your heart is one of the commandments that god gave to Moses on Mt Saina.
In the gospel of (Mathew 22:35) One of the layer ask Jesus. Master which is the great commandment in the Law? Jesus replied to him, “You shall love your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first great and the first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Piper ; Noll, 2010)ConclusionThe Bible is the book of life that no other book in the world will replace the book Bible. It serves all the factual information and history of the time of Moses to Jesus, that Jesus came and fulfill the convents or (promises) that God made with Moses, Jesus is the fullness of the Bible. (Noll ; Piper, 2010)We see as we have faith in Jesus and his teachings on how he was living his life in the holy land.
His morale behaviors and attitude towards other people which set us the role to follow in his ways to live a Christian life in the eye of the Lord. seeing and savoring and spreading the glory of Christ, while making his Word our supreme rule in all our thinking about his world, with these rigorous habits of mind and heart—leads to humble, courageous convictions in a fallen world where Christ urges us to live peaceably as far as it lies in us (Rom. 12:18), but not to shrink back from telling the truth that is often controversial (Matt.
10:27–28; Acts 20:20, 27). (Piper ; Noll, 2010)Reference https://www.bible.comBibleGateway. (1993). Retrieved May 10, 2018, fromhttps://www.
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