...but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 3:18)      ...until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:13)      like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word... (1 Peter 2:2)

:: Bible Doctrine - The Food of the Soul

As a Christian, consistency in the intake of Bible doctrine is an absolute necessity if you wish to grow to spiritual maturity and fulfill God's plan for your life. Unfortunately, many churches, books, evangelists, etc. do not teach solid and truthful Bible doctrine. The Word of God is often misunderstood and misapplied, even by those who have proper training in seminaries. For example, a poor understanding of dispensationalism can have a damaging effect in grasping the intended meaning of God's word. In such a scenario, a Christian ends up living his spiritual life in accordance to the wrong protocol, such as the Mosaic Law.

It is important to remember that God's Word, Bible doctrine, was inspired in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and not in English. Without a proper hermeneutical exegesis of Scripture in its original languages, it is very easy to misunderstand and misapply the Word of God and its intended meaning.

Scripture is not what we think it is, what we think it should be or what our experiences and emotions lead us to believe it is. Scripture is what God says it is. Our personal experiences, no matter how convincing they may be, do not always line up with Scripture because our emotions can easily be misled by our old sin nature (flesh). Scripture is at all times truthful, absolute and sovereign; our experiences and emotions are not. Experience does not validate Scripture, but Scripture has the authority to validate or invalidate experience.

Thus without understanding the proper meaning of Scripture, in its original languages and context, a Christian can spend his whole life in complete spiritual darkness without even realizing it.

I suggest you begin with the "Spiritual Basics Series"; a series of 9 videos teaching you the basics of salvation by grace and not by works, beginning with the gospel of grace and then what comes next. Watch them in order. It should provide you with a solid foundation to begin living your spiritual life for the glory of God and thus by means of the Spirit and truth - Bible doctrine (John 4:24).

I also suggest watching the animated videos from The Bible Project. They're really well made and simply awesome.

 

REALLY COOL AND USEFUL BIBLE ANIMATED VIDEOS:

 

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