National Bible Week Began Today


Today is the first day of something known as National Bible Week.  It is intended to encourage people to read their Bibles.

And while people really should read more of the Bible, many neglect to read the Hebrew scriptures, commonly referred to as the Old Testament.

In his update that was read yesterday in LCG congregations, LCG’s Dr. D. Winnail had the following:

Value of the Old Testament: Jesus taught that Christians should live “by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). The Apostle Paul wrote, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). When these words were written and spoken, the primary Scriptures in existence were the books of the Old Testament—which are often discounted and ignored today by professing Christians. Many assume these Old Testament books have been superseded by the New Covenant and the New Testament. Yet, Paul wrote to Christians in Corinth about events recorded in the Old Testament, “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Corinthians 10:11). According to the Apostle Paul, there is much for us to glean from studying the Old Testament. If we can learn from the examples that have been recorded for us, there will be benefits both now and in the coming Kingdom of God—when we will be able to share these important lessons with all mankind.

And all should not neglect the Old Testament as it helps give a better understanding of the Greek scriptures, commonly known as the New Testament.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include the following:

The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read and study the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
Bible and Historical Resources on the Internet Electronic bibles, Two Babylons, early Christian literature, photos, and even links to old Herbert W. Armstrong materials.

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