I rely solely on the bible for my study. In my opinion much of the christian literature tend to be unreliable and to lean towards set doctrines that can be wrong. So which do you rely on most?
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Ronald Bachner- I like your answer. Thank you.
lone77star- whatever few christian literature I might read is always cheched with scripture. I don't assume any christian literature is correct. And I avoid literature that forces doctrine on others. I stick with subject covered in the bible. Thanks.
agapsikap- Thank you for your answer.
Jackie, I do so agree. You have explained so well the need for study books to help us with the Bible. Wise writers who know so much more can teach us a lot about the meanings of words and the background, and, of course, we use our own brains as well.
The ministry of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland (Word-Faith Movement) is not the gospel of the NT. Their doctrine is a mongrel system, a blend of mysticism, dualism, and gnosticism that borrows generously from the teachings of the metaphysical cults.
Jackie Lynnly- I know little or next to nothing regarding Kenneth Copeland or his teachings. And I know nothing of the other names you've mentioned. Am I to assume these people run Megachurches or someking of TV ministry? Thanks
peachpurple- It's my hope you will lean towards reading the bible to get a much greater understanding and closer better relationship with God and our lord Jesus Christ. Thatnks for your answer
lburmaster- The bible is my main source of christian study. What (very) little christian literature I might read is alway checked through srcipture. Many thanks for your answer.
Eric - as always thank you. My concern are for those who are new in their study of the bible. They are the one who fall too easy into the traps of some christian literture that later turn out to be cults. Again Thanks
Lady Guinevere- You implied in your comment that I am a lier. I WILL NOT PUT UP WITH IT. There is NO arguement with this,. I WILL DELETE ANY and EVERY comment from you if it happens AGAIN.
celafoe- I know exactly what you mean. And agree. Many thanks for your answer
Ever tried Biblos.com? It's about the best someone who is not an expert on ancient languages can come to reading the texts in the original language. You can pick a verse and break it down into all possible definitions of every single word.
SamuelGMiller- I'm very glad you read the bible as much as you do. The people you mentioned are not known to me so I am not aware of the work. Thanks for your answer.
I like all of those authors. Francis Chan has a gift for being compassionately blunt. No sugar coating, no embellishing, just a matter-of-fact take-it-or-leave it this is what the Bible says, but I love you and God loves you even if you disagree.