I am not that interested in theology or Christian doctrine. I am interested in the truth and authority of the Bible! This is life to me and only with God’s living word will I use. Don’t trust what I say. Check for yourselves
but test everything; hold fast what is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 John 4:1 ESV
All Scripture is breathed out by God
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 ESV
This next scripture, in John 6. One of the most remarkable chapters in the Bible. Jesus had just shown fed the people with multiplying bread as God did for Israel in the wilderness.
Then He says this, the most remarkable statement “I am the bread of life”
Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
John 6:32-33, 35 ESV
Then his sermon continues and Jesus goes on to say, what’s I believe is how scripture is to be interpreted. And that is by his Holy spirit (Remember, test all things)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:63 NKJV
Yes the Bible can be taken literally because it is truth and God cannot lie (Titus 1:2) but all of the parables, the imagery in the OT, the living word we just read in John 6. The Bible, by the Holy spirit
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 14:16-17, 26 NKJV
The Bible should be interpreted by us today? The Bible interprets the Bible. Scripture interpreters scripture (This probably needs it’s own post) But I want you to see that YOUR LIFE is hidden in the Bible. Joy for you to search it!
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because they are many, And in horsemen because they are very strong, But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, Nor seek the Lord ! Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; And their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out His hand, Both he who helps will fall, And he who is helped will fall down; They all will perish together.
Isaiah 31:1, 3 NKJV
This is why Christ entered Jerusalem on a donkey and not a horse. In scripture: Egypt is the world, horses are flesh (Our own desires mental and physical) and not spirit (Spirituality is to obey God)
The spirit of God or the Holy spirit (not a person, we are people) in scripture is imagery as: a dove, water, donkey, wind, breath. Israel is spirit, Egypt is world
This is why God brought the Jews (and us) out of Egypt and into His own eternal kingdom (Through the blood of the land, the Messiah, Jesus Christ)
Want to know what something on the Bible means or what that dream you had means? Search the scripture. Let scripture interpret scripture! The Psalms are a great source of imagery