These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
There are many divisions within Christianity and it does not have to be so. It is not the fault of false apostles, false prophets, false teachers, not even the Devil’s fault. It is the fault of the individual Christian for not knowing God’s word for themselves. There may be places in the world where an excuse for this is valid, not having access to a Bible. In most of the world there is no excuse except failure to fear God, “a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.”
The series “Studies in Scripture” is for those that fear God and desire to speak often to one another in order to increase our knowledge and understand of his word. It is a place to compare the differences in doctrines and teachings side by side and with the Scriptures. The desire to grow in grace and knowledge of God’s word must be accompanied by a willingness to modify current understandings. You cannot grow without changing, however great or minor that change needs to be. I hope these studies will be as profitable to my readers as they have been to me.
Your Servant in Christ Jesus,
D. Paul Walker