FOUR KINDS OF PEOPLE & THEIR APPROACH TO THE BIBLE

 

          Those Who          Those Who Study         Those Who Study         Those Who Study

          IGNORE IT         TO DISPROVE IT        TO KNOW ABOUT IT         TO BELIEVE IT

 

             Most People                          Atheists – Agnostics                  Religionists - Pharisees & Sadducees              Genuine Bible Believers

           [Vast Majority of Mankind]        Adherents to World’s Religions                 Cults – False Religions                           Sincere Truth Seekers

                                                                 Humanists – Secularists                     “Scholars” – “Educators”                   Trust God for Its Preservation 

                                                                “Scholars” – “Educators”                    Historians – Archeologists                 Believe God Rather Than Man

                                                                                                                                 Anthropologists, etc, etc.               Accept What’s Written – Don’t Change

 

     Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

                       7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

 

     Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

 

     Psalms 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

 

     Psalms 56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

 

     Psalms 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

 

     Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

 

     Psalms 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

 

     Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

 

     Psalms 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

 

     Psalms 119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

 

     Psalms 119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

 

     Psalms 119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

 

     Psalms 119:169 TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

 

     Psalms 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

 

     Psalms 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

 

     Psalms 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

 

     Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for

                            thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 

 

Real genuine Bible study should not be just an academic exercise or a mere intellectual pursuit. Instead,

true Bible study should be an honest and sincere search for the truth. “What saith the Scriptures?”