"The earth is the LORD’s and its fullness thereof..." —Psalm 24:1 

How to Understand  and Teach The Bible
These guidelines are designed both for the new Christian and the teacher who will be giving the lessons. The Scripture references must be read out loud to aid in the pronunciation and absorption of the Bible truth disclosed therein. Also as a mnemonic device, these basic lessons will help you to memorize Scripture.

The Teacher should know the Bible verses by heart and must have sound “hermeneutics” or a correct interpretation for each one of them. This is imperative to avoid a chain reaction of biblical heresy that will be passed on and on. Incidentally, that's how para-religious groups and cults are born: a misinterpreted Bible truth is taught and passed on. Each time, like a snowball, it gets bigger and bigger, collecting a variation as it gets passed on. In this fashion a term like "gospel" may end up meaning Country and Western music. So, to get a correct interpretation, three valuable key concepts must be taken into consideration:

1. Observation - what the Bible verse says. If a verse says that "they broke bread," you're primarily concerned with the fact that they broke bread, took a piece of bread and broke it, period, whatever that might mean. So, what it says, is actually the words that you read

2. Interpretation - what the Bible verse actually means. This is one of the most critical parts of Bible study, for it requires the consideration of concepts such as context (passages before and after that relate to the one you are studying), history and culture of that time, usage of the original tongues and maybe the particular translation that you are using, and even the original manuscript that it was taken from. Remember that churches and denominations have split and wars were fought on the grounds of Bible interpretation alone.

3. Application - how to apply the Scripture to your daily life or what the Bible verse is requiring from you. In other words, what you must do now that as a believer you have observed and interpreted a passage of Scripture.

How to Become a Christian
1. Admit You're a Sinner
We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

2. Know That Jesus Died for Your Sins
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

3. Pray to Receive Jesus in Your Heart
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus." Amen."


Basic Bible Teachings
These are basic teachings that are the same to all Christians of all denominations and your belief in them will secure your position in the Kingdom of Christ, no matter if you transfer membership from one church to another.

1. The Bible is the inerrant (without error) Word of God
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." —2 Timothy 3:16-17

2. The Virgin Birth of Christ
“Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  —Matthew 1:20b-21

3. The Deity of Christ
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." —John 1:1-3

4. The Gospel (Good News)
"For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." —1 Corinthians 15:3-4

5. The Return of Christ
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."  —1st Thessalonians 4:16-17


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