The value of the holy writings for reading, study, and spiritual growth are topics, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using the ID “Raul” (Level 1 with 206 points, a member since January 18, 2015) attacked with the following:

 

Why is it most religious people (catholics and christians) haven’t read the bible?

I mean i’ve met lots if not hundreds of people (because i usually move around a lot) and I’ve noticed that most of the catholics and christians haven’t even read 1/5 of their holy book. I mean, their whole religion and faith are based on this book and the haven’t read it. Like wtf? I’ve read more than half of it, but decided it was a waste of time.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:  To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.  (Romans 16:  25-27, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Gift of Meekness (11/25/2014); Concerning Meekness (11/26/2014); The First Book of the Bible? (11/20/2014); The Beginning of Wisdom? (11/21/2014); The Scriptures and Perfection? (10/27/2014); Catholics, Protestants and the Trinity? (10/12/2014); The Gift of Life Despised? (10/13/2014)

 

“Raul”, here are a few points that add value for those having place in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, however, it requires you take time to consider them:

(1.)  Those who carefully read and re-read the Bible are those who have made a commitment to share in a community of faith.  Various aspects of communication, exchange and interaction must come into view including accountability, duty, respect, and trust.

(2.)  Many who read understand that their awareness and consciousness must be directed to things that are outside the spheres of academics, politics and current events (we say, carnal living) in order for their spirit content to be altered, nourished, properly applied to continue their own salvation as well as to unselfishly serve divinity.

(3.)  Those who are born again through baptism (death and burial of ones inborn spirit; rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak) also must “grow up” again.  While believers are endowed with inseparable aspects from the makeup of Deity (such as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin), all must mature and become perfected by “works” like acquiring sacred knowledge, fellowship with other believers, praise, prayer, repentance, and worship.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Those who embrace the holy writings also acknowledge that their understanding must be achieved through operations of the Spirit imparted from GOD.  In the same way finite human intelligence, logic, mathematics, philosophy and science do not eliminate, remove, and resist sin, they can not establish the clear and full revelation of divinity.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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