Bible Study and Studies
Forward note: referring to my study below of
Deciphering the Bible, most of my studies are based on my theory that the
bible is written in code (explained in
Why God speaks in parables). Certain words have certain symbolic meaning. So
when I prepared these studies, the more I wrote, the more I had to make weblinks
explaining each particular term. As I add to this site it is getting
increasingly complicated and time consuming, so you will notice a lot of notes
in < > brackets referring to issues which I have to complete later.
My views on the meaning of the bible can be radically different to much of the
believing community, who prefer to believe in the simple literal meaning of the
bible. Many non-believers do not believe in the bible because they find many
inconsistencies within it. Many believers choose to ignore these
inconsistencies, or gloss over them by bending logic, because they believe in
God due to his Spirit that lives within them and due to their life experiences
with God. They believe in God first, because of their experience with him, and
choose to believe whatever the bible says, because of that.
But with my approach to the bible I find there are no inconsistencies. When I
came back to God (here you can read
my testimony) I did not
start to believe in God because of experiences first but because of the perfect
and consistent logic I found in the bible while reading it. I forced myself to
read it after many years of believing I was a devout atheist - when I would read
much literature to support these beliefs. But while reading all these theories
of existential philosophy and so forth, I always felt I should read the bible
one day, to listen to the flip side of the coin, so to speak. One should
carefully read both sides of the argument, especially in such an important life
matter as this, before making a final decision. Eventually I was compelled to
force myself to read the bible (after losing repeated arguments with a
believer), and the amazing and perfect logic I found within it forced me to
believe that God must exist (more details here < ). My bible studies come from
this perspective. The logic is so perfect, masterful and intertwined it requires
the interlinking that websites make possible. I'll often take a word in the
bible, do a search on it (I have the bible in digital format on my computer),
copy many passages with that word in it, explain the passage, and in so doing
link to other words explained in the same process. It is rather complex logic
and I will need a whole section for each word. But I hope that, once I have many
of these words explained and if you read much of this section, you too will
develop an overview of the amazing and masterful logic of the bible.
Why God speaks in parables - why the bible is basically written in code
and not easily understandable (to the non-believers)
Deciphering the bible - basically a continuation of the above subject,
"Why God speaks in parables"
Creation and the theory of evolution - now popularly termed as "divine
Time - time in the eyes of God.
gods - the possibility of other gods.
For further study you can
try some good
Christian reading that I downloaded and found.