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Why Study the Bible?

Christians are taught to trust God in all things. Trust is, at best, difficult and, at worst, impossible without knowing the nature of who or what you are to trust. God has provided us with a handbook called The Holy Bible. In its pages, we can learn and understand the nature of God, the history of man's relationship with God, God's plans, God's will, God's promises and much more. From there, we find trust.

Another reason to study the Bible is to learn what it has to say firsthand. Whether one is a supporter or critic of the Bible, or perhaps just neutral or uninterested in the topic, history has demonstrated that the Bible cannot be ignored. Considering that the Bible is important to three major world religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – it is worthy of study.

In addition, the recent rise of hostile criticism towards the Bible itself and religion in general also makes it worthy of study. Sometimes the critics do not always quote the Bible correctly or in context. Knowing what it says firsthand and having some knowledge of the context is helpful in understanding not only current events, but key ideas the Bible addresses such as the nature and existence of God, the human condition, the biblical pattern of redemption and salvation and ethics. It's a new year and a new season!

Do you have a call of God on your life? Do you desire to be a student of the Word! Well, it's time to study God's Word and show yourself approved.

Harvest School of Ministry is offering three courses this winter semester! The Theology of Acts; Old Testament Survey; and Systematic Theology 1.

All classes are held at 2387 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena, CA. The winter quarter runs from January 22 through April 5, 2013. To sign up, call today at (626) 797-6056!


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