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Those That Went Before

Do you believe God worked through men in the past?

I do.

You can question which Bible translation is the best. You can argue over the Greek and the Hebrew. You can even dispute over which books should be included in the Holy Bible.

I choose to trust in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. I consider it Authorized by God. The Bible tells us God appoints Kings in Daniel 2:21. King James organized a group of learned men to complete the translation. They completed the work inspired by the Holy Ghost and chose to include the 66 books we have today.

It is up to us to argue and dispute or rest in God’s completed work from over 400 years ago.

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Context is Key

When reading the Holy Bible it is important to be aware of context. It can affect correct interpretation of the scripture. Yet, I think context at times may be of minimal importance. 

For example: Malachi 3:10 KJV says,  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it .

This verse is often used to encourage giving. I think by context, however, it is really a one time statement by God to the Israelites. Read Malachi 1:1 KJV The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. Can we take a verse like Malachi 3:10 and believe if we give we will receive? In my opinion, God can choose to honor a giver however he chooses. In fact, Jesus said something similar to Malachi 3:10 in Luke 6:38. 

Some guidelines and warnings I’d recommend for interpretation of scripture.  Just because something was written to the Church at Corinth or to Timothy, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t apply to you. All 66 books of the Bible are included for a reason.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV tells us All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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