Understanding the Scriptures

Understanding the Scriptures : The Book of Life

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Bible Study Essentials - Understanding the Scriptures by Francis J. McConnell - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Bible Study Resources. The problem as to the understanding of the Scriptures is with some no problem at all. All we have to do is to take the narratives at their face meaning. The Book is written in plain English, and all that is necessary for its comprehension is a knowledge of what the words mean. If we have any doubts, we can consult the dictionary. The plain man ought to have no difficulty in understanding the Bible. Nobody can deny the clearness of the English of the Scriptures. Nevertheless, the plain man does have trouble. How far would the ordinary intelligence have to read from the first chapter of Genesis before finding itself in difficulties? There are accounts of events utterly unlike anything which we see happening in the life around us, events which seem to us to contradict the course of nature's procedure. There are points of view foreign to our way of looking at things. More than that, there seem to be actual contradictions between various portions of the books. And, above all, the way of life marked out in the Book seems to lead off toward mystery. To save our lives we have to lose them. All the precepts of common sense seem set at defiance by some passages of the Book. How can we explain the hold of such a book on the world's life?show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 3.56mm | 167.83g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514217619
  • 9781514217610