Discovering TRUTH

In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with(in) God,

And the WORD was God.

John 1:1

Many believe that to study the Word is to simply READ it and believe it.  But the Bible says to “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”. ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

Study is the application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection;

Divide is to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.;

Investigate is synonymous to scrutiny, exploration, examination, inquiry, research expressing the idea of an active effort to find out something;

Reflection  is a calm, lengthy, intent consideration;

2 Timothy 2:15 is an invitation to TEST the doctrine for validity and TRUTH. Dividing it however you need, to gain an understanding. Scrutinize it, Explore it, Examine it, Inquire about it, Research it and Reflect on your findings. One separates in order to examine the nature, the differences in the parts; to simplify, so as to understand the core, the heart; to understand the workings, the meaning and the function.  Continue reading “Discovering TRUTH”

THROUGH DARKNESS… INTO LIGHT

What helps a person hold on in a life or death situation, such as being stranded in a desert or on a boat floating in the middle of the ocean? I’m sure a part of them wants to die at some point, to escape the feelings of helplessness and desolation, solace and extreme fear. Maybe the only reason people survive is that a carnivorous animal wasn’t that hungry and the person just wasn’t willing to take his/her own life. So, they lived.

But, I know there are some survivors that will to live for reasons: a vision for their lives, to see their children grow up, to make love to their wife or husband again…  I don’t know, maybe sex is the last thing on your mind in these situations, but something kept them pushing and striving.  And I’ll bet you the things that kept survivors of near death experiences alive is the same things that gets everyone through the hard times in life. You know those dismal times in life, the times when you thought nothing could be worse with the exception of dying; the times when you felt it would be best to just disappear and never be seen again? Yeah…   Continue reading “THROUGH DARKNESS… INTO LIGHT”