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Post by UsagiTsukino » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:22 pm

Has a Christian sometimes I feel confused and I feel because of that I'm a terrible Christian or due to some of the things I believe in are terrible. How do I get rid of my worries?

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Post by Philip » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:51 pm

Usagi: Has a Christian sometimes I feel confused and I feel because of that I'm a terrible Christian or due to some of the things I believe in are terrible. How do I get rid of my worries
What are you worried about? Take your concerns to the Lord, as Him to take your burdens. Stay close to and focused upon Him, as opposed to focusing on your fears - which only feeds them.

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Post by UsagiTsukino » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:11 pm

For example, I love Harry Potter or more importantly I try to understand the bible and get confused. I try my best but get confused.

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Post by Philip » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:11 am

Usagi: I try to understand the bible and get confused. I try my best but get confused.
Understanding the Bible correctly requires a proper approach - don't skip around it. Don't look for meanings outside of the immediate context, etc. Read a book from beginning to end - and read them in sequence.

Here is a good overview of why we can trust the Bible to be God's word. It also has a good listing of how to go about interpreting and understanding it correctly - post #81 on this page:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38379&p=139927hilit ... re#p139927

And here is a good timeline of events the Bible covers - with approximate dates and the corresponding Scriptural references to key markers of the timeline: https://biblehub.com/timeline/

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Post by claysmithr » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:40 pm

What translation are you using? I find ESV more approachable than KJV for instance.

The bible is a living book, you get something out of it each time you read it through.

If you get confused, remember that God is not the author of confusion, that it lies into something you don't fully understand.

Keep up with the word and God will slowly reveal things.

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