You Need to Do It
I (Alan) would suggest perhaps the greatest thing any Christian could do to understand the “whole counsel of God” (see Acts 20:27) would be to go through all 66 books of the Bible over-and-over-and-over-and-over-and-over-and-over…get my drift? 🙂
This page is dedicated to that belief, and will grow with links to materials that assist and encourage that.
Now, I am not saying that catechisms, systematic theologies, and other methods of studying God’s Word are worthless–far from it. However, it seems to me that the only way those can be safe to use is if people go, without someone telling what each verse means, to the source itself. By reading every book over and over, you are less likely to be “proof texted” into a belief. You may not remember exactly where, but when someone suggests a mistaken view something is likely to click and you’ll think, “Hmmm…that just doesn’t sound right.” That “spidey sense” will get more-and-more refined and often you’ll know exactly why something is wrong (or even heretical).
Beyond that, this is all about God, isn’t it? And there is no way to know God clearly if you don’t personally take the time to digest everything He has personally given you to read. Everything on this table is the finest food and you, again personally, are meant to eat every last morsel.
Over and over. 🙂
Bible Reading Plans
Here at Traditores we have two Bible plans:
I plan on reading all 66 every year going forward, so please always feel free to join me (more info can be found on the page for reading the whole Bible).
The two questions I most recommend you answer every time you read Scripture?
- What does this tell me about God?
- What is God trying to tell me?
Clearly a “how to study the Bible” course would add a bit more, but all those other tools and approaches are pretty useless if you don’t try to answer my two questions.
Posts & Articles
With time, Traditores will have more and more articles to assist you in your book-by-book travels.
Please note I used the word “assist”–don’t interpret Scripture a given way because material here said it means such-and-such. Only believe it because you’ve read it, in context, yourself…prayed for divine guidance…and come to your own conclusion.
But, having said that:
- “Dear Least Important Church…” (a sermon series about Colossians)
- Posts inspired by going through all 66
What Would You Add?
What would you personally add to this page. Please contact us with your suggestions.