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by Benjamin Munsell on June 2, 2018
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STUDY to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing THE WORD OF TRUTH. 2 Timothy 2:15. Study, study, study, and then study some more. To read and Know the Word Of God is to study Christ, and to Know Christ. For Christ IS The Word. Now from here on out, I want to illustrate a question without going down the "legalism" path. Yes, I personally like the old King James Version that's been around for 400 plus years, but that's MY preference. And the only correct answer to my question can only be answered by you talking to the Lord and going with what you and He decide. Is your Bible version THE Word of God, OR, is it the Word of God WITH the word of man? I'll explain. When you study the Bible, the Holy Spirit will bring it back to your remembrance when you need it. The more you study, the more you'll remember. That's Good. To go a little deeper, do you use a STUDY Bible, and if so, whose study Bible is it? For example, is it the John MacArthur study Bible? Or is it the Maxwell Leadership study Bible? Or the Swindoll study Bible? And on and on the list goes. If so, what you're doing is reading the Bible, yes, AND the thoughts, theology, and beliefs of a man, (or woman), mixed in WITH the Words of God. Why is this important? Years ago, in the 1820's, a little girl started the Rapture theology and her father, a preacher, liked it and ran with it. A Big,  Preacher, well known, took the Bible and added his notes to it and had an early "Study Bible" saturated with his new belief about The Rapture. Please understand, this is not about my, or your, belief about the Rapture, it IS about, "What kind of Belief, Theology, and Understanding is your study Bible feeding you"? There is only One Holy Spirit and only One Mind of Christ, and there are HUNDREDS of Bibles, Commentaries, and Study Bibles to pick from. Which one is the Best, "Lord God Almighty Approved" one  FOR YOU??? Study to shew thyself approved unto God, and, Be Blessed.
 
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