What Is A Bible Commentary? Should It Be Used During Bible Study?

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Are Bible commentaries good to use? Do they prove beneficial only during Bible studies?Commentaries Commentaries can be a huge help when you are studying the Bible. They can give us a lot of background information about the geography, the culture, the language, the weather, the biblical characters, the laws, and a multitude of other considerations that can make much more sense of the Bible and certain passages in particular. Bible commentaries are essentially reference books that deal with … [Read more...]

How To Use Cross References When Studying The Bible

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How can a Christian use a cross reference when they’re studying the Bible? How can this help? Does this help?Cross Reference Bibles Most Bibles have cross references in Scripture passages so that a person can look at the other Bible passages that relate to the one that had a cross reference on it. For example, Paul wrote in Romans 1:17 that “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” My Bible has a cross referen … [Read more...]

How Did The Bible Become So Popular?

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Why did the Bible become so popular around the world? How did this happen?Best Seller The Bible is the bestselling book of all time. Nothing even comes close. The Old Testament has been around a very long time and even though it is restricted to mainly Orthodox Jews today and a few Jewish converts but of itself, it doesn’t compare with the present day Bible that contains both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Bible is not only the bestselling book of all time, it is the b … [Read more...]

What Does The Authority Of The Scriptures Mean?

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What does the phrase “the authority of the Scriptures” mean? Here's why Scripture is called authoritative.Authority On more than one occasion, someone challenged Jesus’ authority. One time, when Jesus “was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them” (Mark 11:27-28). Jesus, as God, had every right and had the full authority to do what He did … [Read more...]

What Is Bible Bashing? Is It Prevalent Today?

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What is “Bible Bashing?” Why is it a bad thing and why is it still so prevalent today?Bible Bashing All too often, Christians bash one another over the head with their Bible. Not in a physical or literal way but by using certain scriptures we use them like a club and beat one another over the head with them. Even worse, we bash other people who are not believers on the head by the Word of God for which it was never intended and which they obviously can’t understand as Paul writes “these thin … [Read more...]

How To Teach A Child To Memorize Bible Verses?

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How can we help children commit to memory certain Bible verses? These same methods might also help adults do the very same thing. In a Song I believe one of the greatest ways to teach Scripture is using song. Songs have a way of imbedding themselves deep within the recesses of the mind. The notes tie in the lyrics or words into the melody and their memories retain it at a much higher rate than just rote memorization or reading and these biblically centered songs are still remembered and sung … [Read more...]


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