For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”
How many of the millions of lost souls will it become known on the day all things are reveal that:
For the want of our knowing the Scriptures our faithfulness was lost,
For want of our faithfulness our witness was lost,
For the want of our witness the truth was lost,
For the want of the truth others were lost,
All for the want of us knowing God's word.
A Fellowship in Christ Jesus operates on the belief that those that have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins; man, woman, or child, has been called to be a witness for him, to preach, to teach, to evangelize in your home, at your work, in the street, to your family, friends, neighbors and strangers. If you will witness for him, God will use you and you will be sent; to family, friends, and strangers alike.
I am my neighbor's Bible:
He reads me when we meet,
Today he reads me in my house,
Tomorrow in the street;
He may be relative or friend,
or slight acquaintance be;
He may not even know
He is reading me.
I have always found that the greatest hindrance to a good witness is not having the answers to questions that may be asked; and that the fear of not having the answers one of the reasons for not witnessing. It ought to go without saying, but over the years I have figured out that what ought to go without saying rarely does, that knowing the Bible is really, really important in fulfilling our part of God's plan of salvation. Whether we feel a particular subject is important for us to know or whether it interest us or is a factor in our life we need to know for the sake of others, for the sake of lost souls that might be hesitant to commit to something that cannot provide the answers they seek.
In addition, for us not to know God's word personally blinds us to the dearth of truth in what is being preached and taught as Bible and allows us to be deceived and being deceived makes us transgressors.
And Adam was not deceived, but the womanbeing deceived was in the transgression.
1 Timothy 2:14
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,deceiving, and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:13
The only safe guard we have from being deceived is a thorough knowledge of what the Bible says. The studies contained on this site are written in the hope of aiding others to fulfill the obligations of their Christian lives, to grow in grace, knowledge, wisdom and ability to witness the saving grace of our Lord to the glory of God. It has aptly been said, "It takes a whole Bible to make a Whole Christian."