Source - Fr John Whiteford's blog
The Bible was written by a specific person at a specific time, for a specific purpose, for a specific community. Even though it holds eternal truths, we should always keep this in mind when reading it. Below Fr John Whiteford concludes his discussion of how we should begin to read the Bible.
Source - Fr John Whiteford's blog.
Let's continue learning how we can begin reading the Bible, come to understand what it says, and actual enjoy what we read, for the spiritual benefit.
Source: Fr John Whiteford's blog.
How can someone, who has never really read the Bible before, begin to read and understand it? I will try to answer that question in a series of posts, beginning with this one.
Who Gave Us the New Testament?
By Father James Bernstein.
Sometimes it is easy to overlook the obvious. Take, for instance, the New Testament. Even though every Christian really knows better, it is easy to forget that the New Testament was not written as one continuous book. Rather, it is a collection of twenty seven shorter writings which were penned by a variety of authors at differing times and geographical locations and compiled much later. Nowhere in the New Testament do we find a list of what books belong in the New Testament. The “canon” (a list) of Scripture is, of course, not “scriptural.”