Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Searching for the purpose

 It is most helpful in studying the Bible,  if we can discover the purpose of the writer. This is not a matter of imagination, but a simple yet careful observation of what the writer says.
        For  example John wrote his gospel, not as an historical record but as he says himself  "these things are         written that you might believe that Jesus is  the Christ..."  John 20.
       Again  he begins 1 John  " these things I write that your joy might be full".
        Peter gives his purpose at the end of 1 Peter 'exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God wherein you stand.'
           Luke ' sets in order' the narrative of Jesus.

The real danger is adding to the holy Scriptures as much as taking away from them!

J . McKee
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