Supernaturally Natural: Rethink The Way We, The Church, Worships Corporately - Part XXVI
from Supernaturally Natural: Chapter 15 manuscript by Anthony Bachman
Mindset to reconsider: Bible Studies are the most effective way to get to know the nature of Jesus Christ.
Recently two men came to my door dressed in the same grey tweed pants, blue shirts and ties. Both coddling light blue Bibles as they introduced themselves. They read in the book of Timothy the importance of Bible study and how religions have minimized its importance. I assured them that my going to church wasn’t because of religion, but because I have a relationship. That didn’t seem to faze them, for they continued their naturally canned speech about Bible study causing suspicion of them. Then I realized that they were Jehovah’s Witnesses trying to lure me into one of their Bible studies to indoctrinate me into their dogmatic religion.
Most Christian Bible studies that I have been a part of are religious studies with a denominational or sectarian twists by the group who oversee them. They are intellectual exercises of “exegesis” of Biblical passages. True, the Bible, the Logos, is the written word of God, but the Pharisees swore by their “1608 King James” Torah’s too in Jesus’ time!