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bible somebody explain the important parts to me ( whole bible )

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by thesaintman, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. im very weak in reading and comprehend ... and memory.... so if you could explain to me... the whole bible i would be grateful :) im intressted to know the bible.. the old and the new ...testament....

    could you explain .... well from so far i understood . is the matthew 6 prayer .. fasting... keeping the sabbath holy ... ten commands... repent of sin ... fasting rules .... reject violence.... baptize.... eating rules .... sexual rules . sexual sin body....

    could you tell me something ? i need the vital parts to know....... does it say i will put nothing wicked before my eyes ?

    all important quotes ....
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  2. Hmmm...there are many commentators out there, be careful. Jesus Christ is the key from Genesis to Revelation. You need to invite the Holy Spirit into your life by accepting Christ as Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit will guide you and teach as you need certain types of 'spiritual food'.
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  3. Don't eat shellfish.
    Leviticus 11:10
    And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
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  4. I'm reading the Bible because I'd like to know the answer to your question. So far I have read Genesis, Exodus, and Judges.

    Genesis has some verses with basic information. For example Genesis 1:1, says that there is a God and God made heaven and earth. The Iron Age scribes who first recorded that line must have thought "sky and ground." My first thought was "heaven" or like in Spanish, "la Gloria" and everything I can hear, see, smell, or touch. Or as I'm thinking right now, it is everything I can't hear, see, ... etc, and everything I can sense including with chemistry, microscopes, and telescopes.

    And when you find what God has made, you can have a holy cowabunga moment.
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  6. Explain the whole bible in one post? Perhaps ask a question that's on your mind?
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  7. After creating the world, God, ... (pregnant pause) ... in Genesis 1:27-28, ... (drum roll) ... God created sex.

    When I was younger, my brothers used word games to teach me to speak English. Sometimes they told me crazy things like saying that Saint Patrick created the world. There is even a song, Saint Patrick Was an Engineer, in which the Patty invents electric lights, calculus, and davenports, which is a fancy way to say couch.

    My brothers insisted that if Patty invented the couch, then he must have invented sex. I had no idea about what that meant, but somehow it got lost in all the other words, I was trying to learn; so unlike some of their other pranks, it did not get me into trouble.

    And beyond sex, which my mother and grandmother insist is cowabunga cool, God wants us to have families, which means marriage and children. I have a wonderful family. Some of my friends, not so much, but marriage and family, they are definitely good things for God to have created.

    All of us with families, God has blessed us everyone. People without families, God bless them too, to find or build or start a family.
  8. If you are a very new Christian - I would suggest starting with
    The book of Galatians
    The book of Ephesians
    The book of Romans
    and 1st John.

    Next - get into a good bible study with your church... An actual small group bible study where you can ask questions and talk with the members... Not just one where you listen to somebody preach a sermon in a small group.

    The trouble with someone new starting with Genesis is that the message, beliefs, doctrines, and practices are kinda scattered around in the Old Testament... See.. You have to remember that much of the Old Testament chronicles the interaction between God and a humanity/society - a large portion of which may not necessarily believe....

    Christianity is very different in that regard... You can't be "Born" a Christian by Christian parents - each person has to make and uphold their own commitment to God.... As such - the question "What is God really after" and "How do you tune in to God" is relevant - where these sort of questions are meaningless to an atheist society....

    Starting with the books I listed above will give you a good foundation for "Hey, I am a Christian... What Now?"

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  9. #9 Ghid, Oct 31, 2014
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    After seven busy days, or seven billion years , or seven billion years ago, for seven days God created the world, and then according to Genesis 2:2 God created the Sabbath, a day, which God made for families to talk to each other.

    And families go to church. I like church. I love the singing, the standing up, the sitting down, and the sign of peace, which for Catholics means hugging, sometimes total strangers. I talk to my mother. I tell her everything, especially if I have done the wrong thing. Sometimes when I think I have done the wrong thing, I wake her up when I come home on a Friday or a Saturday night, but mostly the fact that I know I will tell her helps me do the right thing.

    For Catholics, marriage and church form two of the sacraments, but regardless of what they call it, all Christians believe in marriage and church.
  10. In Genesis 2:7 God repeats that he created man, and he says that he made us from the dust of the earth.

    At this point I see a trend. Our understanding of these more important verses must come from information later in the Bible. Genesis 1:27-28 does not mention marriage. Genesis 2:2 does not mention church. And humans are not made of dust. So the Bible uses figurative language tell its message.

    Human bodies have some dust, but mostly humans come from the carbon dioxide and water, which plants use along with energy from the sun to make glucose. The process is seventh-grade life science.

    IMO the lesson here says two things. First, humans have limited understanding. No matter how much we know, we will always find more to know. Saying dust is a first understanding, and man’s understanding like the world around us is a dynamic and changing thing. This part is my idea. It may not be standard Christianity.

    Second, God made humans in his image. Humans have two parts, the dust, a part we can touch, and a soul, a part that we can’t touch. This idea grows as the Bible tells its tale.
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  11. #11 Brother_Mike_V, Nov 1, 2014
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    I am posting this as a follow up: I hope you will read your Bible and see that Jesus Christ is the key to understanding the history of earth and mankind's relationship to God. Forgive me for any 'typos' in putting down the scripture references:

    Jesus confirms the Old Testament by names:

    · Abel & Zacharias/ Zechariah: Matthew 23:35, Luke 11:51
    · Noah/ Noe: Matthew 24:37-38, Luke 17:26-27
    · Abraham: Matthew 8:11; 22:32, Mark 12:26, Luke 13:16; 13:28; 16:22-30; 19:9; 20:37, John 8:37-58
    · Isaac & Jacob: Matthew 8:11; 22:32, Mark 12:26, Luke 13:28; 20:37
    · Moses: Matthew 8:4; 19:8; 23:2, Mark 1:44; 7:10; 10:3; 12:26, Luke 16:29-31; 20:37; 24:44, John 3:14; 5:45-46; 6:23; 7:19-23
    · David: Matthew 12:3; 22;42-43, Mark 2:25; 12:35-37; Luke 6:3; 20;41-44
    · Solomon: Matthew 6:29; 12:42, Luke 11:31; 12:27
    · Naaman (Book of 2 Kings): Luke 4:27
    · Isaiah/ Esaias: Matthew 13:14; 15:7, Mark 7:6
    · Daniel: Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14
    · Jonah / Jonas: Matthew 12:39-41; 16:4, Luke 11:29-31

    Jesus confirms creation:

    · Matthew 19:4,8 (Genesis 1&2)
    · Mark 10:6; 13:19 (Genesis 1&2)
    · John 8:44 (Genesis 3)

    Jesus confirms the Gospel:

    · Matthew 11:5; 24:14; 26:13
    · Mark 1:15; 10:29; 13:10 ; 14:9; 16:15
    · Luke 4:18; 7:22
    · John 3:1-21

    Jesus confirms the destruction & second coming:

    · Matthew 24; 26:64
    · Mark 13; 14:62
    · Luke 21; 23:28-31
    · John 16
    · Acts 1:7

    Jesus confirms the importance of Scripture:

    · *Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.


    · Matthew 4:4, 7,10; 11:10; 21:13; 26:24; 26:31
    · Mark 7:6; 9:12-13; 11:17; 14:21,27
    · Luke 4:4,8; 7:27; 10:20,26; 18:31; 19:46; 20:17; 21:22; 22:37
    · John 6:45; 8:17; 10:34; 15:25


    · Matthew 12:3, 5; 19:4; 21:16,42; 22:31; 24:15
    · Mark 2:25; 12:10,26; 13:14
    · Luke 6:3; 10:26


    · Matthew 21:41; 22:29; 26:54,56
    · Mark 12:10,24; 14:49
    · Luke 4:21
    · John 5:39; 7:38; 10:35; 13:18; 17:12

    I am sure I missed some....
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  12. In Genesis 2:16-17, God created obedience as more or less the second commandment. It is not the official Second Commandment, which he made later in the tale, but obedience to God’s rules must rank as an important rule.

    God created the world, and he created the first man and woman. He made a garden for them in which they lived, but he gave them no clothes. I have always thought that was a bit strange. He created a world, but without clothes. Cowabunga Dude?

    So as I sat in my Great Grandmother’s sunday school, hearing the story of Adam and Eve, I decided that God had given the clothes to me. After all, before I came to the United States, I had a tee shirt, two short shorts, and a pair of flip flops, and I hoped that Eve did not cut herself on any sharp rocks in the garden as she walked around butt naked. Maybe I could give he my flip flops, or we could share.

    Besides creating obedience, God must have created choice. He said to Eve, “Lady, donna pincha dah fruit! Ifa you musta pincha dah fruit, donna pincha dah tomato! Pinnca dah coconut!”

    6000 years later, I found this quotation written on the inside cover of a book written by Dale Carnegie. Just a coincidence?

    Well, Eve not only pincha dah fruit, she and Adam ate the fruit, an act, which must have created sin, disobedience, and choice.

    You might also note that people don’t agree about the important Biblical parts. The verses, so far, on my list, which is a Catholic list, don’t appear on the other lists, a fact that I find like totally, holy moly, hallelujah, cowabunga cool,
  13. #13 Ghid, Nov 3, 2014
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    So in Genesis 3:6, Adam and Eve decided to disobey God. They sinned.

    We live in a world of chaos, disobedience, separation from God, sin, suffering, superstition, and in various ways wandering and lost, something like Winnie T Pooh following the Heffalump.
  14. So Adam and Eve sinned, and for that reason we live in a world of chaos and suffering, like I said in the previous post. For Christians, sin is the problem, but ... (drum roll) ... salvation is the solution. That is the one central thing on which all Christians agree.

    So in Genesis 3:15 God says for the first time that he will send a savior to deal with sin by offering us salvation. He has already created choice, so we can take it or leave it.

    I know that in Genesis 3:15 like most of the other verses, the interpretation is not obvious form the text, but Catholics believe that the verse is about the Virgin Mary. If I remember right, Protestants think the verse is about Jesus. Either way, Jesus is coming.
  15. Because Adam and Eve ate the fruit, God created consequences, and he cancelled their right to sanctifying grace, which from the Catholic point of view means their right to heaven. He also made humans subject to death, suffering, and temptation. The biblical basis for this is Genesis 3:19.

    Genesis 3:20 says that the woman's name is Eve. That seems a bit odd, considering that the story has ended. Normally, the characters' names appear at the beginning of the story.

    In Genesis 3:21 God finally decides to make clothes. I had heard that God was a fisherman, but maybe he was a tailor.
  16. My mother insists that I should correct the previous post. God was a building contractor. The first Pope was a fisherman.

    I want to say something that blows my mind It is not in the Catholic catechism, at least not in the part that I have been using to write this thread. Mr Abdicate told me about how the names in the begats in Genesis 5 form the following:

    Adam seth enosh kenan. Mahalal! El yaradh enoch mathuselah lamech nacham.

    Even though it makes no sense, It sounds kinda cool, when read with a Yiddish accent. Mr Abdicate’s translation is:

    Man, appointed mortal [and] sorrow[ful]. From praise God coming down teaching. His death will bring [the] poor consolation.

    It makes no sense to a modern reader, but it must have made perfect sense to the Iron Age scribes who copied it for the first time on sheep-skin. I think that the community church translation might be something like the following except that the hallelujah might be hallelujah brothers and sisters.

    Man causes mortality and sorrow. HA ... llelujah! God comes teaching. His death ... (pregnant pause) ... brings the poor comfort.

    Adam means man
    Seth means appointed, which seems to me could be created or made or caused
    Enosh means mortal, frail, or miserable
    Kenan can mean sorrow, dirge, or elegy
    Mahalal means blessed or praise or maybe hallelujah
    El, the name for God. So, Mahalalel means the Blessed God or Allah Akbar
    Jared, from the verb yaradh, meaning shall come down.
    Enoch, means teaching, or commencement
    Methuselah means, "his death shall bring"
    Lamech, , lament or lamentation, despairing, or mabye the spiritually poor
    Noah, which is derived from nacham, to bring relief or comfort,

    I found this information at:


    This kind of list-making may seem strange, but I do it in school. History or English teachers give us a word like democracy or freedom, and they ask to write a sentence for each letter. Sometimes instead of a word, the teachers give us a sentence. I’m surprised that the idea comes to us from the Bronze Age.
  17. This denies the fact that all scripture is inspired by God and even IF as you surmised they were iron age scribes . God is not iron age . But" the rock "of all ages .
    That heaven was where Gods throne is . Not the sky which came later . or indeed what we now call space which also came later .
    For both the things that are invisible and the visible were made by Him . In the beginning .
    Genesis is the book of beginnings and as such has the seed and root of all that followed and its fruit and culmination in the book of Revelation.

    in Christ

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  18. Thank you for taking the time to post that. I know that God wrote the Bible, but it was also copied orally as an oral book, by iron age scribes, by antiquarian scribes, by middle age scribes, printed by Gutenberg as a book, and now by golly, I can read it because every character in the Bible and every space between characters is represented by the electricity in eight or more capacitors.

    Cowabunga that is so totally cool.

    Did I get the idea of the visible and the invisible correct? Things that I can see or touch must be visible. Some things that I cannot touch must also be visible For example I cannot touch words, triangles, numbers or the feeling I get when I give my boyfriend a smelly, sweaty hug after we have run fifty miles. All that must be visible, even though they are in some way invisible.
  20. "If today you hear His voice, harden not your heart."

    Psalm 95:8
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