The Bible an exciting gift

In the previous writings we saw that the Divine Creator gave His Word to the world so that people could come to know Him.

The Bible is a gift from God. It gives us information that we can’t find anywhere else. For example, it tells us that God created the heavens, the earth, and the first man and woman. It gives us principles that can help us when we have problems. In the Bible, we learn how God will accomplish his purpose to make the earth a better place. The Bible is such an exciting gift!

The Bible is “inspired of God.” (Read 2 Timothy 3:16.) But some may think,

‘The Bible was written by men, so how can it be from God?’

The Bible answers:

“Men spoke from God as they were moved [or, guided] by holy spirit.” (2 Peter 1:21)

This is similar to a businessman telling his secretary to write a letter. Who is the author of the letter? It is the businessman, not the secretary. In the same way, the Author of the Bible is God, not the men he used to write it. God guided them to write his thoughts. The Bible really is “the word of God.”​—1 Thessalonians 2:13

The Bible is

“inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

Even when it is an assembly of old writings which took more than 1,600 years to write, by writers who lived at different times it is still a today book. Even though there were different writers, all parts of the Bible agree and all books show their unity and their consistency. It doesn’t say one thing in one chapter and the opposite in another

Even being an old book, the Bible’s advice is helpful for us today. Jehovah knows how we are made, so He understands how we think and feel. He knows us better than we know ourselves, and He wants us to be happy. He knows what is good for us and what is bad for us.

Many people think that God doesn’t care about us. They feel that if God really cared, the world would be very different. We see war, hatred, and misery everywhere. People get sick, they suffer, and they die. Some wonder,

‘If God cares about us, why doesn’t he stop all this suffering?’

If you “keep on seeking,” you will find the answers and reason for the “going of things” in the Bible. (Proverbs 2:1-5) You shall be able to come to know why we encounter so man problems. But you shall also be able to come to see that the Creator of this all has foreseen solutions and has proved answers for our many questions.  What you learn from those ancient writings will give you a happier life right now and a wonderful hope for the future.

8 thoughts on “The Bible an exciting gift

  1. After studying with Rabbi Gordon , for many years, ( chabad.com) first in Hebrew then in English, we learn that it is a sin to call the Father a Pagan, Heathen. name, God. A intense study in Hebrew brings us to the facts Abraham, Issac, Jacob never ,ever once called the Father, God !!!!

    I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR THIS……. NEVER CALLED HIM GOD WHICH IS PAGAN , HEATHEN ,

    Eloheim, the Angels , who are 1,000 times more intelligent than mankind will not allow puny little man to blaspheme The Name so they made the Catholics write the KJV, so that all now blaspheme the wrong name !!
    Check out the first commandment to have no other god before me !!

    Torah expressly says you are cursed if you repeatedly call Him God, Or Lord !!

    By the way Rabbi Yahshua Moshiach of Nazereth should never be called Jesus, or Christ , or Jesus Christ !!
    Eloheim hate mankind for the way they treat the Father and Son !! The understanding work of the Angels in Malachi is to judge and destroy mankind,!!

    As an ex Christadelphian, I found out that the commandment I followed faithfully for thirty years
    was horribly wrong !! It does not say THOU SHALT NOT KILL !! …… What ??

    When you study Hebrew with a Rabbi. the original says THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER!!
    Totally different than English.
    Proving to me the cursed nature of Christadelphians.
    King James was a horrible Catholic who murdered thousands of Protestants for the Pope !!
    He commissioned only Catholics to write the KJV. English is a bastard language derived from
    Latin, German,,, Celtic, French, etc.
    Yahweh speaks Hebrew, reads Hebrew, writes in Hebrew !!
    Rabbi Yashua, Moshiach, reads Hebrew, writes Hebrew, speaks Hebrew. Eloheim, the Angels write in Hebrew, read Hebrew speak Hebrew. WHY???

    There will be no English spoken in the kingdom, for we are told that all will speak Hebrew !!
    After learning these facts it was time for me to study in Hebrew with a Rabbi aka Google it !!
    I found out that , ever time I read the word law in English I was wrong !!
    It is supposed to say TORAH which is totally different. Of course this means all the commandments in the first five books , 613 rules to live by, not laws.
    There are aprox. 300 positive rules, 200 negative rules, 96 CURSES .

    CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO WORSHIPS ON SUNDAY !!
    It is not the seventh day as the rule stipulates.
    To think you can replace Judaism, is further proof to me, that those hollow words ,that you are the saints and the truth ,prove again of the curses taking effect in the body.

    REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY !!!

    If anyone responds I have much more proof that Judaism is the answer.
    Sin cerley Elvispelvis 888

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    1. שָׁלוֹם

      Shalom,

      The Elohim Hashem Jehovah, is a god, as there are many gods and idols. In case you would use the title of god or elohim as a name we totally agree that would be wrong. That is the reason why we ask people to use God’s Name (Jehovah) which is sacred, set apart or holy and which should be considered special.

      As you say the first commandment is very clearly telling us we may have no other gods before Jehovah, Who is the Most High God above all gods.

      Concerning the name “Jesus Christ” we are very aware that is a wrong name introduced in later centuries, when the Catholic Church agreed to accept the Jewish Rabbi Yahshua or Jeshua the Messiah or Moshiach of Nazareth his name transferred to “Issou” or “Hail Zeus“, which is naturally an abomination in the eyes of God. But we have to be aware that most people now came customised to that awful name. In case you would look closer at our writings you would come to see that we prefer the original name of that rebbe, in contemporary spelling Jeshua (from Yeshua, the nickname for Yahushua.

      You write incorrectly

      “Rabbi Yashua, Moshiach, reads Hebrew, writes Hebrew, speaks Hebrew.”

      Jeshua his mothertongue was Aramaic, though he also spoke Hebrew and probably also Arabic. But for sure he did not only speak Hebrew, but more Aramaic.

      We, as Christadelphians never claimed or would claim that “There will be only English spoken in the kingdom”. We do not know where you got this impression! (?!?) We ourselves are Christadelphians who speak Dutch, French, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, Spanish, Italian but yes, also English. But we never claimed or indicated that English would be the national or main language in the Kingdom of God.

      You say that you have proof that we as Brothers in Christ have a cursed nature, and do as if we as Christadelphians would say only the .
      King James Bible would be the right and only Bible translation to use; Clearly, this indicates how bad you know us. We advise also to read the articles where Christadelphians go in against those Only King James Bible people.

      You also should visit some ecclesiae, where you could see we, as serious Bible Students, use lots of different Bible translations. In our Belgian ecclesiae we are accustomed to have next to each person his preferred Bible translation or standard Bible, every year one other Bible translation to read from and to compare with other translations in the Bible Study evening or day.

      By the way, you seem to indicate we are using only a Catholic Bible, but we are using as standard referral Bibles Jewish Bibles, namely the Tanakh (in Hebrew and Aramaic, and in translations from Hebrew by Jewish scholars from different Jewish denominations) as well as the New World Translation and Reference Bible translations in different languages, the Nazarene Commentary, and several protestant as well as Catholic Bible translations, like Canusius, Willibrord, Keulers, Patmos, next to CJP, Complete Jewish Bible, Orthodox Jewish Bible, Jewish Bible, Aramaic Bible, Netzari Aramaic Bible, De Geschriften, De Boeken van het Oude Testament, De Boeken van het Nieuwe Testament, De Staten Vertaling, DVSV, several Luther and Calvin translations, HNSV, The Scriptures, Halleluya Scriptures, Nieuwe Bijbel Vertaling, Naardense Bijbel, Tekst voor Tekst, NIV, NAS, NAB, AMP, ESV, Diaglot, RNV, ESRV, The Word and many others. So we are not restricted at all to one particular Bible translation like you insinuate.

      You give the impression that you do not seem to know the difference between “law” and “the Law” and “Jehovah’s Law” or “The Torah” and “the Torah”. Though you seem to recognise the difference between rules and regulations, like the ones given in the Pentateuch.

      Again by mentioning that we would only worship on Sunday you give an indication you do not know at all the Christadelphians, who say every day is a day to worship the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. Our community has never been restricted to services only on Sunday or demanding from its members to gather on Sunday for mass or something like that. You seem to confuse us with Catholics and other protestant groups which claim people have to go to Sunday mass or Sunday service. We have services of Breaking of Bread on any day of the seven days of a week. We also consider the Sabbath as the period from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, and as such do not do, like certain Messianic groups which say people have to celebrate Sabbath but have their service on Saturday afternoon, which for most part of the year is not Sabbath at all but the day after Sabbath, even when it is still on Saturday.

      Furthermore, you write

      “To think you can replace Judaism, is further proof to me, that those hollow words, that you are the saints and the truth, prove again of the curses taking effect in the body.”

      Never, but Never, we aim(ed) to replace Judaism. Again you seem to forget that Christadelphians just point to the fact that Jehudiem are the chosen people and that they always shall have a preferred place, higher than goyim.
      That is also the reason why the Jewish Christadelphians or Jeshuaists keep following their Jewish, by the Elohim given, holy or set-apart days, of which we also celebrate some, and do not participate at those heathen festivals of Christmas and Easter.

      You may believe Judaism is the answer. And it might well be for you. We can only find it a pity you do not want to recognise Jeshua as your saviour. A pity you are still waiting for a Moshiach, though we do believe he has already come once and shall return soon.
      Perhaps you’ll have have to go to look for some Jews or Jeshuaists, who as Jews have found that the Nazarene rebbe Jeshua is the sent one from God, who has died at the stake for breaking the curse of death, by paying the ransom.

      You would love to undermine our answering by indicating that when we answer this would give the full proof to our readers that you are right and that we want to undermine Judaism.
      You write

      “If anyone responds I have much more proof that Judaism is the answer.”

      We do hope our response may make it clear to you and to the readers coming along this website, that we value the Jewish People very highly and realize that they are once and for all the Elected People of God. Judaism belongs to those born in line from times immemorial. Those coming forth from the line of Abraham can be proud to be a Jew. Those who come from the heathen, when they let themselves circumcise, like you then should have done when claiming Judaism is the only way, according to some Jewish group can become Jehude, whilst other Jewish group refuse to accept such people in the Jewish community.
      As Christadelphians or Brothers in Christ we are convinced somebody who wants to come to God and wants to become a Child of God, does not have to undergo circumsission. We also do not believe someone who wants to love God and wants to become part of His Reign, should be able to speak Hebrew. Nomatter what language a person speaks, he or she shall always be welcome by the heavenly Father, Whose gates to His Kingdom are open for all those who want to live according His Laws.

      It is great that you managed to learn Hebrew and that you can speak and write it well. But know that is not what is going to bring into God’s Kingdom. There is a lot more what is necessary to become accepted. Christadelphians als never claim a person has to be a Chrisadelphian or this or that to enter God’s Kingdom, like so many other religous groups tell people they are the only right ones and that you should be part of their denomination otherwise you would be doomed. Not by or for the Christadelphians. We believe it is up to the son of God to judge if a person is rightous or not to enter the narrow gate of the Kingdom of God, and we believe whatever your skincolour, whatever culture, whatever language you know or speak and write, you too can make a chance to enter that Kingdom by accepting Jeshua as the sent one from God and by keeping to his and his heavenly father’s regulations, living according to the Law of God.

      Hopefully our reply shall give you some food for thought and we do hope you shall find a good way to prepare yourself for when the Last Day shall come.
      That God may bless you and guide you.

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      1. Gentleman:
        Sorry for delay my laptop fried now under repair.
        Thx for reply . Rabbi yashuah moshiach
        Is the only way ! I did not abandon the truth and light.
        All those who worship on Sunday break the seven day commandment and are spiritually dead and blind.
        Until you study at the feet of the rabbi s
        Teaching Torah in Hebrew then english
        You can not hear me !!
        Rabbi yashuah moshiach taught his followers to adhere to Torah yet you reject this so I left after 35 years!
        Since you reject Malachi 10% to the widows orphans strangers you are cursed with a curse your doors are closing and you are losing your children!!
        Shalom

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    2. Dear Elvis,

      Incredible you, as a male adult, were not afraid to have your foreskin of your penis being cut in public. But do you sincerely think all heathen and other believing people should let this happen, to become accepted by God?

      In my opinion that order to be circumcised does not count for those who are not of the tribes of the Hebrew fathers or Hebrew kings. Though naturally one can only belong to Judaism when one undergoes all the regulations and agrees to keep all the mitzvah.

      When God brought division in the language of people, it also would surprise me that He would only accept people in His Kingdom who speak Hebrew.
      Where do you get such an idea from?

      Your idea about Christadelphians looks more that in case you were once a Christadelphian, either you belonged to a Very conservative or fundamentalist group somewhere in isolation, And never took the opportunity to learn more about Christadelphianism. Or either you have never been part of Christadelphia but caught some rumours of those who are against Christadelphians and just followed their sayings without ever checking how they really are or what they really believe.

      I would love to know to which ecclesia from which Christadelphian denomination you belonged and if you grew up in a Christadelphian family, got baptised and then what were the reasons you left your community.

      Please do know:
      Me replying to you is also not in agreement, neither a proof that I or other Christadelphian brothers and/or sisters would preach a Replacement Theology.

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    3. You write “ As an ex Christadelphian, I found out that the commandment I followed faithfully for thirty years
      was horribly wrong !! It does not say THOU SHALT NOT KILL !! …… What ??

      When you study Hebrew with a Rabbi. the original says THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER!!
      Totally different than English.
      Proving to me the cursed nature of Christadelphians.” as if it are Christadelphians who are responsible for the King James Bible translation and doing as if Christadelphians only take that old and at certain places not so correctly translated Authorised Version as the only to read and to follow Bible translation.

      You should know Christadelphians have nothing to do with the translation of that Bible Version, even when we ourself publicise and distribute some King James Versions.

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    4. Dear Elvis,

      some days have past now after we tried to give a reasonable answer to your accusation of Christadelphians so called bringing a replacement theology.

      From our site we defended ourselves, but we, like Mr. Ampe also posed some questions on which we would have loved to see an answer by you. Perhaps you are not able to answer those questions, but it would still be nice then to let us know.

      The circumcision is often and in many denominations is big matter of confusion as well as of debate.

      *

      Out of curiosity, we went looking into the register of baptised members of our community. In our branch, we found several people with the name Scott, some in Birmingham (U.K.), Orlando (U.S.A.), Kemps Kreek (Australia), Cumberland, Adelaide (Aus.) and Enfield, Adelaide (Aus.), so we wonder in which denomination you were baptised and to which ecclesia you belonged. Perhaps there have been some misunderstandings about the teachings in your community. We would love to clarify some matters which do not seem so clear or which you would think we teach and which would not be according to the Bible.

      For the fairness of our defence, we hope you will give us a fair chance to defend us and to state our views.

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      1. Gentlemen :
        Sorry for the delay my laptop fried in the repair shop now lol.
        All those who worship on Sunday wrong day praying to God wrong name in the name of Jesus Christ wrong name are spiritually dead and blind
        Why are you breaking the seven day commandment which brings curse of death !!
        Rabbi yashuah moshoach taught his followers to adhere to Hebrew Torah yet you reject Hebrew Torah so I left after thirty five years.
        Shalom

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