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I am a 76 year old, legally blind man. I read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation several times, and about a decade ago my reading of the Bible transformed itself into a study of the Bible.

What I mean by that is that simply reading the Bible was not sufficient, and there is a hunger to understand God and all of teachings of the Bible more fully.

To that end I pursued how Scripture interacted with other Scriptures. Of particular interest was how does the Old Testament and the New Testament affect each other. I must confess that I have never concluded that, or for that matter any other area of study in the Bible; and I am continuously making new amazing discoveries.

Recently my curiosity as to what God's master plan is, and specifically how the events of time are fulfilling that plan.

After years of study I have convinced myself that I cannot on this earth even begin to penetrate the mind of God.

I have also learned that asking that the Holy Spirit teach me more in depth about God's word opens doors of understanding which we mortal men cannot even imagine. Prayer is an indispensable tool for studying the Bible.


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answered From a Christian Perspective, is there a difference in 'the killing to get to heaven' done by Muslims vs. Crusaders?
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revised How can an omniscient God say that all he created was good and then make changes as though he forgot something?
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answered How can an omniscient God say that all he created was good and then make changes as though he forgot something?
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comment Is it appropriate to capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus Christ?
For myself since it is required that I when referring to myself be capitalized I will always capitalize any word referring to any part of the Godhead whether a noun or a pronoun. That includes Angels since we are a little bit lower than they.
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comment Why did Jesus need to be baptized?
@DavidStratton I have rewritten the question asking for a different reason and recommended it for reopening. If you still do not feel it is appropriate please let me know as I too am curious about the answer.
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revised Why did Jesus need to be baptized?
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comment Is there any spiritual significance to Simon carrying the cross of Christ?
@Rick unless someone tells them of Jesus and the plan of salvation how can they come to know him. I seems to me that was the reason he gave us the great commission.
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comment Is there any spiritual significance to Simon carrying the cross of Christ?
@gideonmarx Certainly God does not need us, we need him! But just because he does not need us, does not mean that he doesn't want to use us. Jesus could certainly appear in person as he did after his resurrection, but then where would faith come in? If God proved everything Jesus said, Christianity would no longer be faith and John 3:16 would not be true. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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comment What is the cross in the mantra “carry your own cross”?
@SteveTitus that is correct, when we accept Jesus as our Savior all our sins are forgiven which God says will never again be remembered. but any sins you commit after being saved must also be confessed and ask that they too be forgiven then they are forgotten just as all the others.
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answered What is the cross in the mantra “carry your own cross”?
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comment Is there any spiritual significance to Simon carrying the cross of Christ?
@Rick Is there any other thing God left us here to do after we are saved, and not take us directly to Heaven? After all 6that was the great commission.
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answered Is there any spiritual significance to Simon carrying the cross of Christ?
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revised Where in Scripture does it say that God requires a sacrifice to forgive sin?
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answered Where in Scripture does it say that God requires a sacrifice to forgive sin?
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answered Why do Baptists even baptize in water at all considering their “spirit baptism” views?
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