Progression (Without Exhaustion)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which I also am apprehended of Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12 KJV).

Let us progress, but not exhaust!

Someone recently emailed to explain that, although he was enjoying our studies, other ministries that taught dispensationalism had exasperated him with an “information overload.” Indeed, the Holy Bible is intense. It takes much thoughtful and prayerful study to master it. We must be workmen” (2 Timothy 2:15). It takes much effort to mine the Bible’s deep truths. Most people never get there. Even the average preacher or theologian possesses a superficial grasp. They quote shallow verses, rave about Greek or Hebrew, and parrot their church creeds and doctrinal statements, but usually, they never strike a balance between clearly communicating the English Bible and not overwhelming audiences.

It is very tempting for people seeking Bible insight to grab commentaries, lexicons, and Greek or Hebrew or Latin grammars. Usually these tools are the products of unbelieving scholarship, human philosophy, and traditions of men. Friend, just take your King James Bible and start in Romans. That one Bible book gives a Gospel presentation, an exposition of grace living, the basics of dispensationalism, and detailed daily Christian living. The heart of dispensational Bible study is verse comparisons. We find verses to explain other verses—Scripture interprets itself.

Our teaching resources are always available to assist you. Primarily, this daily devotionals blog, and our Bible Q&A website. These daily devotionals are specially designed to condense Scriptural themes into two to three minutes. Topics not easily compressed are directed to our question-and-answer website. Our articles are “to the point,” without superfluous comments, “chit-chat,” and “rabbit trails”—succinctly written to facilitate quick learning.

You have the testimony of countless others worldwide, that, if you join us, you are sure to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Growth may be slow, for you must adjust to concentrated Bible teaching. Friend, you may be accustomed to entertainment in religious circles, but we are here to enlighten not entertain. Eventually, these verse comparisons will become “a breeze.” Every passing day, you will better understand and enjoy the Bible. (I know…. I had to start once, too…. No regrets!) 🙂

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