Wrong Way Reading

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There is a good way to read the Bible and there is a bad way to read the Bible.  What?…  a bad way to read the good book?  Indeed there is.

One method of learning and understanding of the Good Book, is to read several chapters a day.  Within a year you have the whole Bible read.  Sorry, this is a sloppy learning technique.  The chapters might end mid-idea, from one chapter to another.  Let’s take Romans Chapter 1.  Let’s say you read the first chapter and then put it down and go bed.  You have just lost the whole point of where Paul is going with his ideas.  You end up thinking that maybe God wants you to kill your children because they are disobedient, right?  After all, a child’s disobedience should be met with death since they’re actions are an abomination before the Lord.  Romans 1 is Paul’s intro into the whole concept of grace.  Read the entire letter, again and again.  It will astound you.

The fact is, Paul wrote the text to be read like a letter, without breaks of chapter and verse.  The history of the breakup of the Bible is found at: http://www.bible-researcher.com/chapter-verse.html.  When we read the Bible the way it was intended, we glean more of the spirit of what was intended.  When we break it up, and some ministers are taught in theological school by professors that do this very thing, we get bad teaching that promotes all kinds of crazy thinking.

Paul said in 2 Timothy 2: 15-

 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. 17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, 18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christc] depart from iniquity.”