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ever learning #36274
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:57 AM
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<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/read.gif" alt="" /> just thought I would post a little note of thanks.
While I havent posted here for awhile,however I read all your posts which you send me through email.I have been greatly blest and edified with your subjects posted.
while I am not an educated person,God, through the Holy Spirit has seen fit to teach me in many ways.
every blessing.
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Ps 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Re: ever learning [Re: john_a] #36275
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And what makes you think were all ed-u-ma-cated John? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/doah.gif" alt="" />
All I know is what I read in books or the articles here. I get all my formal education from the stalwarts here just like you.


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If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. Augustine of Hippo
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<img src="/forum/images/graemlins/Ponder.gif" alt="" /> Ofcourse a little Bible reading now and then helps some.

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Ofcourse a little Bible reading now and then helps some.

But of course individual study and reading of the Scriptures is most necessary. However, it is not an either/or choice but a both/and one. For it has been the will of God that certain gifted men of God should preach and teach the immutable truths of Scripture and apply them both to themselves and to those under their care so that the whole body of Christ should benefit. Consider the antiquity of this practice:


Nehemiah 8:2-8 (ASV) "And Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. And he read therein before the broad place that was before the water gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women, and of those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were [attentive] unto the book of the law. And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, [and] Meshullam. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: and Ezra blessed Jehovah, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with the lifting up of their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped Jehovah with their faces to the ground. Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people [stood] in their place. And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading."

Acts 8:26-31 (ASV) "But an angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza: the same is desert. And he arose and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship; and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some one shall guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him."

Ephesians 4:7-16 (ASV) "But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men. (Now this, He ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some [to be] apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ: till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, [even] Christ; from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in [due] measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love."


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Re: ever learning [Re: straw] #36278
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Thanks, Boanerges and straw,for your comments.
You both have been a blessing to me, as have Pilgrim and others. I know big words doesn't make one a professor <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/einstein.gif" alt="" />(the only big word I know is cornflakes <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bash.gif" alt="" />). But seriously, when I read your posts
the words that is being used brings out the (for the lack of a better word) beauty, of God the Father, and of Our Lord Jesus Christ, also of the Holy Spirit.

I agree straw reading Gods Word is the important bit.

Praise the Lord.

john.a


Ps 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.


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