Studies

Bible Inspiration and Preservation

Bible Study

This study is on the Bible, its Inspiration and more importantly its Preservation.  This study is so important to Christianity today because the Bible is under attack.  Each Christian who attends a Bible Study and experiences the issue when you have those in attendance read scripture and they don't have the same Bible.  In newer Bibles some verse have been omitted or reworded because they have been created from "a better manuscript", which is the explanation that is given for the omission or change.  Wayne will look at what has happened to the text of the Bible.  This study will review the history of the Bible and the major players involved in producing two lines of manuscript thereby fundamentally creating only two bibles.  The result of this study will be that you will know which version has been preserved to reflect the inspiration of the original text.

Lessons

Bible - Introduction

This lesson was taught on June 6, 2021 with Wayne starting a new study on reviewing the Bible, its Inspiration and Preservation. This study is so important to Christianity today because the Bible is under attack.  Each Christian who attends a Bible Study and experiences the issue when you have those in attendance read scripture and they don't have the same Bible.  In newer Bibles some verse have been omitted or reworded because they have been created from "a better manuscript", which is the explanation that is given for the omission or change.  In this first lesson, Wayne shares examples of how modern bibles have omitted very important verses.  We learned that God has magnified His Word above the excellence of His name from Psalm 148:13 "Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven." and Psalm 138:2 "I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name."  It seems pretty important that we study what we use as the preserved word of God in our Christian walk.  The scripture reading was from Psalms 138:1-2 KJV

Bible Inspiration and Preservation - Intro.mp4
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Bible - Introduction - Part 2

The lesson on June 13, 2021 was part 2 of the introduction in the "Bible Inspiration and Preservation" study.  Wayne continued to provide us a tentative outline of what this study will cover. This starts with asking "Is there is an issue?" which we started looking at the results of newer Bibles to see how they have removed some verses because they removed some of the Greek. This is then followed by undertaking "What saith the scripture?" Then we will look into "The manuscripts and history".  Next we will take a look at "The identity of the new testament text".  Then Wayne intends to wrap up with a "Summary".  Today he shared with us other texts that have been written that we may want to collect and use with our own studies.  These five parts cover all that will consist of the full study looking into the Bible's Inspiration and Preservation.  The scripture reading was from Psalms 12:6-7 KJV

Bible Inspiration and Preservation - Intro - Part 2.mp4
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