Still Seek Him
|Excerpt from Genesis notes: "Adaptation is micro-evolution, which creationists DO believe in. Macro-evolution is evolution from one kind to another kind; the Bible says this did NOT happen, and there is no scientific evidence that it has ever happened. All the examples that evolutionists give are of micro-evolution. Evolutionists often confuse the issue by only using the term 'evolution,' rather then clarifying with the terms 'macro' or 'micro.'"|
These notes are the product of about 30 years of teaching ladies' Bible study, in which we go straight through the Bible, book by book. My approach to studying the Bible is to read the whole Bible, compare Scripture with Scripture, see how the whole Bible fits together, ask lots of questions, discuss, and focus on application.
I format my notes as mostly open-ended questions rather than a lecture or workbook style because I feel that people learn better when they read and compare, think, and discover for themselves, rather than being told. This is similar to the "inquiry" approach to learning or to the "Socratic method." The question format works well for individual study as well as for a group discussion. Hopefully, the questions will help people understand how to think about the Bible to discover truth on their own. Or they may simply serve as an example of the types of questions we might ask ourselves or our group as we read and study the Bible.
I take the literal-historical-grammatical-dispensational interpretation. The Bible says what it means and means what it says. When using symbolic language it provides the meaning of the symbol. I do a lot of cross-referencing, as I believe the Bible interprets itself for us if we compare each verse to others on the same subject.
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My background: I have been a believer in Jesus Christ since I was a child (Janice Neufeld), having been raised in a Bible-believing family and church. I graduated in 1973 from Pacific University in Fresno, CA, a Christian liberal arts college, with a major in Behavioral Science and minors in Bible and Music. I live in Winnemucca, Nevada and have two grown sons. I have served in several churches as a pianist and as a teacher (Sunday School, children's church, VBS). I have studied the Bible all my life and have been influenced by several good pastors (Lee W. Toms, and Bob Gillikin, 17 years) and especially by the late J. Vernon McGee (Thru the Bible Radio) and the late Henry Morris (Institute for Creation Research). I read and study about points of view other than my own, always comparing Scripture with Scripture. I consult a number of commentaries, but my most useful study tool is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. (A handy way to use it is the e-Sword computer program.) I use the NASB (New American Standard Bible).
I was fortunate over the years to have many good Bible teachers. Yet I found that Bible knowledge isn't enough; you need to learn to apply it to your life. I have tried to format my studies to have a balance of both. I have received so many positive comments from those I have shared these studies with, that I thought maybe I should share them with more people. Hopefully some will find them helpful. Feel free to copy these pages or email me with any comments.
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Why study the Bible? The Bible is about knowing God, and how we can have a relationship with Him, and salvation, through His Son Jesus Christ. It is not about "religion." Religion is about doing good things so God will accept you; the Bible is about what God has done for you.
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