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Exactly what does Bible study mean?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Exactly what does Bible study mean?  Reply with quote

Does it mean to actually study the Gospels, or just it just mean to regurgitate a series of platitudes to reaffirm what you have been taught it means?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Exactly what does Bible study mean? Reply with quote

Lucifers Duck wrote:
Does it mean to actually study the Gospels, or just it just mean to regurgitate a series of platitudes to reaffirm what you have been taught it means?

I'm sure that a lot of it is dedicated to finding ways to make its 2000+ year-old texts fit in with the knowledge we have now accumulated about the universe and life.

I think it's called 'rationalization', though anything less rational would be hard to find.  :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sure that a lot of it is dedicated to finding ways to make its 2000+ year-old texts fit in with the knowledge we have now accumulated about the universe and life.

I think it's called 'rationalization', though anything less rational would be hard to find.


Any religious or spiritual scripture worth it's salt should be sufficiently vague, esoteric and 'mythic' to be able to have some elements which can be reinterpreted to fit in with the concerns of any generation.  Humans are so distressingly (and sometimes comfortingly) similar that there are bound to be many areas today where with a bit of flexibility these bronze age ponderings can be applied usefully.

Of course, there will also be a whole lot of anachronistic dross that should just be ignored.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bible study means study of the bible.
this is a very silly thread
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Exactly what does Bible study mean? Reply with quote

Farmer Geddon wrote:
Does it mean to actually study the Gospels, or just it just mean to regurgitate a series of platitudes to reaffirm what you have been taught it means?


To the few I attended it meant discussing the different parts of the bible ie stories and relating it to your own life and events around you.

Often each section is already pre selected for you.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Exactly what does Bible study mean? Reply with quote

Farmer Geddon wrote:
Does it mean to actually study the Gospels, or just it just mean to regurgitate a series of platitudes to reaffirm what you have been taught it means?


Some people do the former, some the latter, some do something in between.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Exactly what does Bible study mean? Reply with quote

Farmer Geddon wrote:
Does it mean to actually study the Gospels, or just it just mean to regurgitate a series of platitudes to reaffirm what you have been taught it means?


I think it means seeking clarity and understanding.

Sometimes this does involve starting out with the obvious position. But it is then about listening to and discussing other approaches. I have learnt quite a bit over the years from reading things from experts in other aspects of scriptural texts.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bible study seems to be like playing with a rubik cube with an audience that keep offering their own ideas of how to complete it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bernie

bnabernard wrote:
Bible study seems to be like playing with a rubik cube with an audience that keep offering their own ideas of how to complete it.

bernard (hug)


In true Bible Study, the Rubik Cube completes itself.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well gosh how about that then, I wonder if the day will ever see the light.

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