5
Mar

Top 3 common mistakes when studying the Bible?


– I would say the most common mistake that people make when reading
and interpreting the Bible is a failure to integrate
that into their own lives. So they, rather than reading the Bible and responding with repentance,
and faith, and obedience, they’re like the person James
describes in chapter one. Someone looks in a mirror and they go away and immediately forget
what they look like. And that’s what it’s like when someone looks at the Word of God
and then does not respond with repentance, and faith, and obedience. And Jesus spoke about this in a parable where He talked about two
men who’ve built their house, one on the sand, and when the
storm came it washed away, and one on a rock, a rocky foundation, and when the storm of
life hit, it stood firm because it was built on His
teaching, built on Scripture, and so that’s really two ways of life that the Scripture holds before us. There can be a real danger in our day, especially in the United States, where there’s such a
knowledge of Christianity, such a superficial knowledge,
at least, for nominalism. People affirming
Scripture with their mouth but then going out and living a life that does not reflect what
they say they believe. There can also be a danger,
if we just speak very bluntly, with videos like this on the internet, because a title of a video like this attracts people who are
interested in scholarly questions, interested in Bible type questions. When there are spiritual
issues that come up, sadly, I think many times
people can pile in to those with the desire to exalt
themselves or correct someone else, not in a loving or biblical way, but basically almost
like an ancient Pharisee who’s got to get in there,
and show that they’re right, and exalt themselves. So while the majority of people, I’m sure, who are viewing spiritual content online are doing so with hopefully
a desire to learn, a desire to grow, a desire
to be faithful to Scripture, the Bible commends those
who are Berean Christians, who are searching the Scriptures to see if these things would be so. But from experience, I know
there are plenty of people who are just looking for an opportunity to either rip someone else down
to make themselves look good or just critique, and then go away and there be no change in their life, there’s no change from the truth they’ve been confronted with. Someone who’s watching
this, you have to ask, am I seeking to think about
and view spiritual matters because I want to know God
and I want to follow Him, or am I doing that because
I want to exalt myself? So let that be a challenge
to you, and to me, that we don’t become modern
day religious nitpickers and hypocrites, we want to be faithful. If there’s error, we want to
be able to call it what it is in the right context, but that we first are follower of Christ, people of love, and people seeking to
know Him, to obey Him, to represent Him, to be
winsome, and to be gracious and restrained in interacting with others. Another error that people often commit when reading the Bible is to fail to ask what did the inspired author of this text want to teach the ancient
readers, and to teach me? Like what is the inspired
author’s intent in this passage? There can be a tendency to just sort of have a stream of consciousness
reaction to what’s written. You know, well just maybe think of this, and so rather than the diligent work of saying, well what did
the author of Genesis, why did he gave me this detail? What was Paul trying
to teach the Galatians, and by extension, what is he teaching me? In 2 Peter 3:16, the Apostle Peter warns against those who distort
Paul’s teaching, right, distort it so that they’re
teaching something different from what inspired Apostle intended. Like we’re teach what the
inspired authors of Scripture are intending to teach
through their writings. An example of how this can go astray, we had a children’s Bible
when my kids were young, and it had the story of Joseph, right? Joseph and his many colored coat. And the point of application given was to reflect on presents
that had been given to you and how that made you feel. But then we have to ask why did Moses, the author of Genesis, include this detail of Joseph’s coat that
his father gave to him and didn’t give something
similar to his brothers. Was that so that we would pause and think about the gifts
that had been given to us, and the increased self-esteem,
and the warmth of feeling that we have because of those gifts? I think honest and transparent approach to the text of Genesis would say that detail is clearly there
to show the dysfunction, and to show the favoritism
that was shown Joseph and help us to understand an illustration of why his brothers hated him,
why they wanted to kill him, why they sold him in to slavery. And when we read that, and then
we get to the end of Genesis and Joseph says to his brothers, what you meant for evil,
God meant for good, God worked for good. What others worked for
evil, God worked for good. I mean, that’s some nourishing
spiritual food there that though, even children
can understand this, though we have unfair treatment in life, though some people will
show favoritism to others, life is not fair, though life is not fair, God is still control, and He’s
working all things together for the good of those who love Him. And we can be comforted in
knowing that He is sovereign and He is good even in the midst of others people’s injustice towards us, it does not excuse it,
they’re responsible for it, they’ll be held accountable for it to God, that we can trust God
in the midst of that. That’s encouraging. A third probably common mistake I think that we see people making
when they read the Bible is failure to read it as a whole, right? The Bible is one big story
that finds its resolution, its climax, its fulfillment in Christ. I remember hearing one
scholar once give the example of having all these musical
harmonies in the Old Testament. You know, you have the sacrificial system, and you have the priesthood,
and you have the institutions, and you have the temple,
you have all this, and yet there’s this longing for God, God’s coming, and He’s
dealing with sin finally, and how is that going to happen, how are all these different components, kingship, the priesthood,
the institutions, the sacrifices, how are all these going
to find resolution? And then when Jesus comes,
He’s like the melodic line in the center of all these harmonies, and all the harmonies make sense. And I think there can be a tendency to read the Bible atomistically, and to fail to see that trajectory that finds its fulfillment in Christ. So for example, someone
who can have a very high view of Scripture, believes the Word of God, could be teaching on 2 Chronicles 7. This is about Solomon’s
dedication of the temple, beautiful passage how
all the sacrifices made, and how fire fell from heaven,
just God’s confirmation. This is the place He’s going
to meet with His people, this is a place He’s provided for the priesthood and the sacrifices. And someone could take a passage like that about the building and
dedication of the temple, and use it in the idea of
we’re building a church, a building campaign, the dedication of the new
building, and all this, and say well, is that
really the trajectory that we find the biblical authors use? It seems that the trajectory
of the temple theme doesn’t find its resolution
in church buildings today, right, but it finds its resolution
in Jesus and His people. So Jesus at the beginning of
the Gospel of John, He says, “Destroy this temple and I’ll
raise it again in three days.” and John tells us the
temple He was speaking of was His body, because here was the place where God finally meets with His people in all the ways that
the Old Testament temple and tabernacle were anticipating. And then the emphasis in the New Testament is not on physical structures. There’s nothing wrong
with physical structures, we need those to meet, but the emphasis is on God’s
people as living stones being built in to a
house of praise for Him. So someone’s hearing this, they’re like, well how do I get a better understanding of seeing the Bible as a big picture if I haven’t really thought about that or learned about that? One great way to do that
is if you have children to teach them from one of these
great new children’s Bibles that try to give the big picture. A friend of mine, colleague, Jared Kennedy has written a wonderful children’s Bible called Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible that traces those themes,
it’s my number one pick for a young children’s Bible. Great young children’s
Bible to show those themes, and as parents read those, they begin to see those big pictures too. I also think on YouTube, the Bible Project videos are fantastic. They’re these videos where
there’s drawing going on to illustrate what’s being said, little five, 10, 15 minute videos for virtually every book in
the Old and New Testament with a real emphasis in how it fits within the redemptive
story, the big picture. Those are free on YouTube, so I recommend those as a way for someone to ease in to that and to begin to think about
those questions more carefully. It’s a very good question to ask what are some dangers
or pitfalls I can have when I’m interpreting
or reading the Bible, but it can also be paralyzing. So we can think, ah,
I can’t, I’m so afraid I’m going to do something wrong, and we need to remember even
as we ask this question, that we have a loving Heavenly Father, who not a bird falls to the ground apart from His knowledge or will, who tells us to ask and
it will be given to us, seek and we’ll find, knock
and the door will be opened, and God is eager for us to come to Him, to ask for the illuminating
work of His Holy Spirit. He has no delight in our misunderstanding, He’s not trying to hide anything from us. He wants us to come to
Him, to know Him better, to faithfully interpret His word. So I hope people will not watch this video and then be afraid to interpret the Bible, but it will ignite in them
a desire to go afresh to God and to say God, like the
psalmist says in Psalm 119, oh God, open my eyes that I
might see wonderful things in Your Word. And also to learn from the teachers that God has given to the church, through writings about
interpreting the Bible, through good study Bibles,
through these other means. We’re on a lifetime journey of being more faithful
readers of the Bible, that we might know the true and ultimate author of the Bible
Himself, the Triune God. (music) – [Narrator] Thanks for
watching Honest Answers. Don’t forget to subscribe.

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68 Comments

  • Trap Drip says:

    Awesome video,Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  • Nitoy Gonzales says:

    Never saw that coming moment with #1. So challenging. Praying to apply the Scripture all the time. Thank you Dr. Plummer

  • Masayori Ori says:

    the last word i like "Triune God".

  • Masayori Ori says:

    the last word i like "Triune God".

  • Kelvin Martinez says:

    This is why I ask The lord my God Jesus Christ to give me undertanding of his powerful holy words…

  • LEE WALKER says:

    1) Believing that the people alive today, calling themselves Jews, are actually related to Abraham. They are not related to Abraham and this has been proven by peer reviewed dna science studies by modern day "jews" at Hebrew University and Johns Hopkins University.
    2) Believing that God will sadistically and brutally torture people for millions and billions and trillions of years. He will not. The bible states he will save ALL eventually, either in this life or the next.
    3) Believing that no books of the bible have been removed or lost. The Apocrypha is part of the bible. So is Enoch 1 and other books lost.
    4) Taking parables literally when they are just fictitious stories told to prove a point or help you understand something.

  • keith hughes says:

    The Bible project is awful.
    http://pastorgabehughes.blogspot.com/2019/08/whats-wrong-with-bible-project.html?m=1

  • Xavier Lombardo says:

    And this is why I esteem Dr. Plummer. Biblically wise and even handed in his responses. Thx for all u do señor Plummer. #DDoG

  • Kenneth Andrews says:

    Ahh, very well said sir.

  • amx 1 says:

    Yes, The Bible Project channel is indeed very wonderful

  • Gem Stone Flies says:

    2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Corinthians 4:16, 11:1; Philippians 3:17; Galatians 1:11-2; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 [whatsaiththescripture.blogspot.com]

  • Simeon Lazaris says:

    How about those that read adulterated bibles?? Anyone reading anything but the ORIGINAL King James version is MISINFORMED.

  • Helena L says:

    I am stuck. I can not decide if i believe in Jesus (as God) or as prophet (as Quran teaches).
    I have a strong belief in God and get responses that is possible to interpret both from the christian point of view and the quranic point of view.
    I can not pray because of this, or i pray but not according to instructions in Bible or Quran.
    What should i do?

  • tim spangler says:

    28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”

    29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

  • Tikvah Olam says:

    This is challenging. I feel challenged!

  • Kalyani Srinivas says:

    Thank u very much for ur beautiful teaching

  • Sojy Oommen says:

    Dr. Robert wonderful video. God bless.

  • Patrick Edgington says:

    Your first point repentance; the reader should be changed…..the bible says it is written to the children of God…..It's not for every man it can't be understood nor accepted by the natural man, as they will see it as foolish. Some might think these are the scoffers but in fact the scripture has only one right way of being understood…..the way God wrote it. But there are countless interpretations….Why? How many that read it are in fact natural men? What's more what is it to repent? Every person reading scripture is doing so in hopes of changing something. Buddhists understand they are fallen. I think most people would legitimately say they do not/are not able to live up to their own standard let alone what they imagine God's to be. That however is exactly the problem with most readers of scripture they imagine God….He is a concept they have become convinced (intellectually) of. Religion everywhere of every kind has one focused, to change the behavior of those who follow it. But a man cannot change himself and the bible while being an exceptional book is not God.

    Scripture is not how a person is saved nor is it the way by which they are or can be renewed. The apostles asked what hope is there for any man and Yeshua said what is not possible for man is possible for God…..A man reading the scripture and expecting change by that would be equivalent to him reading a book that describes brain surgery and then attempting to perform it on himself.

    God didn’t give us His word to save us…..Yeshua saves us and does so by relationship….not my opinion; it is written…..

    For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from (faith) for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    So then what is the change that comes?

    The change is a new nature one that by love like God can no longer sin…..right?

    But all men sin and they don’t stop; not Paul, not Yeshua’s mother, not David one after Gods own heart, not Abraham the father of the faithful, not Moses, who never entered the land because of his transgressions….but you say reading scripture will/should do it!

    Well the man who makes Yeshua the master of his life will sin far less often and that pleases God….humm is that true?

    The man that makes God the master of his own life can as easily remove Him….that man is his own god.

    It is impossible to please God except that we walk by faith…..

    But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    So what is faith?

    For most faith and belief are basically one and the same…if so why two words? Is belief the source and faith the outcome? Most treat it as though that was the case but in fact exactly the opposite is true…..

    All who have faith believe, its unavoidable unchangeable, but not all that believe have faith and it is for that reason many that have been raised up to hold a belief in God walk away as soon as they are able.

    They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

    In the not so distant future there is to be a great falling away for that to happen the persons falling away must have first been of the church or at least have claimed to be Christian….In reality though they were of a mind that claims works salvation, rather than trusting God.

    I get easy believism seems to be an affront to all that the church small c teaches and a man that believes God will save him no matter what is as wrong as one that thinks because he has done good thing he’s saved. Not by works or the lack of them are we saved but by faith alone….

    The great question that should be asked and taught is how and where faith comes……

    What is it and how do I get some?

    If you are convinced faith is believing and you do…. and to prove it do works….(Lordship salvation) then I don’t think anything I could say would/could change your mind.

    But scripture says that faith is the outcome of encountering God….

    For those who like to quote James; I will remind you that until James saw and spoke to his risen brother he did not believe….

    Paul was on his way to arrest Christians when he was turned to a different path by an encounter with God….there is not a single man of whose salvation we are sure that has not encountered God personally….even the thief on the cross….by an act of the God that saves came to see his messiah…. Was he saved; Yeshua said so, and how? Recognizing Him was the difference….not works.

    What is it to repent and of what? What is it to sin?

    Adam fell because he failed to recognize God….not because he was disobedient….

    He was disobedient because he failed to see.

    No one who sees God turns away from Him but those who do not see Him do and in doing so sin is made manifest, worked out; but sin took place before the act. It was in the blindness in the man, not seeing God. Faith gives us eyes to see and a mind to understand.

    Repent therefore and know God His voice His will.

    It is to seek Him with all your heart believing as you are a man that there is something greater. Believing but not yet knowing Him. As a man or woman might know somewhere in the world is my soul mate and not being willing to rest or settle until that one has been found.

    What power was it that spoke to them and convinced them not to settle? Why were they so sure the search would pay off?

    Maybe they were not sure but only that to settle in their minds was unthinkable….

    So too is it with the people that find God….not because He’s hiding but because He is for them the only possible outcome of life. So He gives them eyes that can see and the sight is called faith.

  • Thipok Saengthian says:

    Wonderful video and content. Thank You Dr. Plummer and SBTS!

  • Paul Rock says:

    I think a huge problem in the studies is when reading the gospel today's readers will put themselves into the stories as if he was speaking to them. The problem with that it is full of legalism. Jesus came unto His own (Jews) who were under the Law. We gentiles were never brought in until Cornelius in Acts 10. Acts 15 (Lukes version) Gal. 2 (Paul's version) of grace through faith & not of works. Salvation alone was a difference between Peter & Paul. Peter said to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus, & you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2;38 to Israel. Paul & Silas in Acts 16: told the jailor to believe of the Lord Jesus. He & his house would be saved. (to Gentiles) Too many believers today mix Law & Grace, which is a confused body.

  • Bidhan Maharana says:

    I see myself in this.

  • Brian Holloway says:

    Dr Robert Can you answer a simple question Jesus is Lord of the sabbath. The Pope is Lord of Sunday. Which Lord do you Serve. Jesus said if you love me keep my commandments. It's only a lovely response. The Pope in the Inquisition said. If you don't worship me on Sunday I will Torture you to death. The Catholic Church in Rome's challenge Said and I quote anyone who practices teachers Our doctrines will receive the full wrath of God. I love the Catholic Church they are honest. They tell you the deception that they are giving. It's most of the other ministers the don't tell the parishioners of the deceptive work of error and compromise

  • Eja IMPS says:

    #BibleProject is awesome

  • 10:4 littleAl says:

    Yes, part of the difference is fundamentalism vs liberalism. The fight for the bible. I was/am caught up in part of that (liberalism).
    I think many people are to a small degree and don't realize it. It's too easy of a trap.

  • Filmbay says:

    Concur. Exegesis is challenging though, but worth it. Amen

  • Habit7 says:

    While #BibleProject produces some aesthetic videos, they lack a sound understanding of sin and hell. They interpret the Bible through the contemporary lens of social justice. So, although they are illustrative they are not properly doctrinal. Gabe Hughes of #WWUTT channel has an excellent response video to them.

  • Steve Parks says:

    Excellent video! Thank you for sharing! I learned a lot through it. 🙂☝🏻🙏

  • The blue Meanies says:

    The most common mistake, is using the wrong bible!

  • Shawn Durham says:

    Great video!

  • Season1 better2 says:

    Well, I bed to differ. It's good that people even pick up the bible and read it let alone study it. God said come to Him, as we are. He appreciates the fact that people are willing to put in the effort to get to know who He is, who His son is. God is love, God is Spirit. He wants people to Love one another as Jesus loved us. Many people read the scriptures, but, still have difficulty loving others as Jesus loved. We can have all the knowledge in the scriptures and do wonderful things, but, it's all nothing if there is no love (1 Corinthians 13:2). And as far as God being in control, that statement has to be identified and explained in detail. For example; God did not control someone to commit murder, nor rape, nor steal. God does not control who decides to be saved or not, considering we have 'Free Will' and free choice.

  • 73challenger5031 says:

    The most common mistake Believers make when studying the Bible is reading passages out of context. God deals with His Creation differently at different times.

  • M Villla says:

    Faith and repentance are really synonymous: there can be no true repentance without faith; and true faith will lead to repentance. _ Obedience is manifest by faith in the words of the Lord Jesus: "…make disciples of all nations, BAPTIZING them…". Disciple BEGINS at Baptism: and refusing to either baptize or be baptism, therefore, is refusing discipleship! _ So it is faith that leads to repentance; repentance leads to obedience through the waters of baptism; and these will lead to receiving the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Lord. _ What? What about those who have received the PROMISE of the Holy Spirit and refuse to be baptized? They are in danger of hearing these words: "Depart from me, you workers of iniquity: I never knew you."

  • Orin Moses says:

    I stopped studying the Bible because the more I studied, the more contradictions I kept finding. I want to preserve what little faith I have left. http://liveforforever.com

  • saved by grace says:

    Wow not even far along in the video and I'm already convicted. Thanks a lot, very thought provoking. Glad I clicked.

  • EmoPro93 says:

    May we all have the true heart when we approach religion. I tend to check out stuff like how to answer Islam, it sprout out from my love for the Word and my intention to study more. I found myself to want to debunk their false teachings. Hope that it wont become my pride and downfall.

  • 24Revelation says:

    Great wisdom. Thank you and God bless!

  • Julieta Macias says:

    Yes, The Bible Project- is an amazing channel for those wanting “easy to follow” videos on all books of the Bible. They’re desirable to watch and you grasp a deeper understanding of Christian theology.

  • Kev Wev says:

    COULD someone give some serious thought to helping me understand specifically just- WHAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF???? I get he is in control of our spiritual lives but it seems whenever I hear someone make that statement they're really talking about something more in the physical realm & yet we know that's just not so..

  • Bernard Shand says:

    And this is exactly the problem with religion, specifically Christianity. Christians are the MOST CONFUSED BELIEVERS in the world today. Don't believe me? Just do a simple Google search of how many denominations (of Christianity) there are.

    Though this guy sounds so humble and sincere, his last phrase, "Triune God" hits me. There's NO WHERE in Holy SCRIPTURE that you'll find that term or description of God. There are so many, many Titles references to GOD but never a Triune God. Why? God is ONE. God is ONE SPIRIT [ EPHESIANS 4:4] Not three. The DOCTRINE OF the TRINITY is from Hell. It's NOT Biblical. If y'all wanna say, "See, he just talk about ppl like you bro who criticize content", then be my guest.

    This is the problem with PRIVATE INTERPRETATION, like the Apostle Peter describes. EVERYBODY INTERPRETING SCRIPTURES. That's why there are so many False denominations today, ALL saying they have the TRUTH of SCRIPTURE. If all denominations had the truth of God's WORD, they would NOT be called a denomination, (a division) and they all would SPEAK THE SAME THING as Paul the apostle said he teach in ALL the churches.

    Polycarp was a disciple of JOHN… Maybe he along with ROMAN influence added 1 JOHN 5:7 >> "There are [ three ] that bear record in Heaven, the FATHER, the WORD and the Holy Ghost and these [ three ] are ONE" to promote their FALSE TRINITY doctrine….along with other "three- ness" SCRIPTURES. Who knows?

    How's the FATHER (SPIRIT) different from the HOLY GHOST (SPIRIT) when
    1 GOD is a Spirit >> JOHN 4:24
    2 There is One Spirit >> EPHESIANS 4 4, and
    3 The Lord is THAT Spirit >> 2 Corinthians 3:17.

    And this ONE SPIRIT OF CHRIST is in ALL (true) Believers. The Spirit of CHRIST is the Spirit of God. So if God is a Triune God, that would NOT do justice to Him being THREE because He's in ALL Believers. That would be too many Spirits to count, not Three. Think about it. Peace and Love.

  • lucas salazar says:

    These are definitely important. I thank you sir for your imparting of wisdom. I have found in my experience that these are true of us more often than they should be. I would add one more, I believe important, rule to scriptural study. That is the two witness rule. Whenever considering the practical application of lesson learned in the scriptures please remember that we should never act without a second witness. Also those lessons we have already applied should always be tested for two scriptural witnesses.

  • A S says:

    Wow! I thought it was going to be not understanding the context or how you interpret scripture. That first one blew my mind. It's what the church leaders did during the time period of Christ's life on earth. They held people to standards that they themselves did not do and lacked love. Luke 11.33-54

  • dj rain says:

    interesting. I have never read the bible. ever. I have read the first page. But recently am wanting to read the bible for the first time. and I like your take on the subject. Maybe instead of asking you where to start. I should just read it.
    but. I did do bible studies as a kid. and there were many great stories. the storys made it so interesting. i think maybe god wants to hear us in a time of unsertainty.

  • Mary Lightbourn says:

    Dear Dr. Plummer, the original Hebrew and Greek scriptures are the inspired words of God.!.. However, the translaters of these words have sometimes mistranslated, most likely so that the words will now match their own belief! This has caused many cases where it would seem that the Bible is contradicting itself ! This is not so. Our advise to all is , when in doubt go to the original scriptures to get a more accurate understanding!..
    Blessings…

  • roman anthony says:

    Is it right to follow the teachings of any ONE MAN, or should we expect to be individually taught through the study of the Bible?

    The Scriptures answer, "One is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren" (`Matt. 23:8`). We should not follow man, nor manmade creeds or systems.

    God exercised the supervising over His consecrated people; as we read, "Now hath God set the members, every one of them, in the Body, as it hath pleased him" (`1 Cor. 12:18`); therefore He advises Christians to come together to assist in building each other up in the most holy faith (`Heb. 10:24,25`). He directs the church to select elders–not Lords, nor Masters, nor Reverends (`1 Tim. 3:3`; `Titus 1:5-9`). These are "overseers" to feed the flock of God (`Acts 21:28`; `1 Pet. 5:1-3`). St. Paul says, "Be ye followers of me, even as I am of Christ." The most faithful have been followers of the Apostle, who followed in the footsteps of Jesus. This is not following man, but following the Divine leadings through the Lord and the Apostles. Similarly today we note God's leadings through His servants. In this we are following Jesus Christ, not man.

    Individual study of the Bible seems indispensable to proper Christian development, and is commendable, just as individual study of Geology would be commendable; but one must not ignore the aids to Bible study which God has providentially furnished; to do so would be as unwise as for a pupil in astronomy to ignore the astronomical instruments and findings of others who have preceded him in the study of the same science. "Study to show thyself approved unto God (not unto men); rightly dividing the Word of truth" (`2 Tim. 2:15`).

  • Phillip Molina says:

    As Christians the biggest problem i see is the guilt the devil uses to bring us down. We read and attend church and we become religious. God uses each of us different. Has us in places we feel we shouldn't be. But once ur relationship is strong with the Lord and you are walking with him and he knows your heart is right. You will see urself around the fallen and in places you think you shouldn't be at first. Look to him and he will show you his plans.

  • The New Testament Activists says:

    I appreciate the message but still the preacher missed something very important, if a student studies law then he would become a lawyer, if a student studies medicine then he would become a doctor, if an student studies architect then he would become an architect, and what made the student is that not just studies but the RESULT of those studies, the same way there's a RESULT of Bible studies, and that's what the Removal of the unclean Spirit from the physical body that has been passed on from the parents & instead the Holy Spirit shall be Replaced into the physical body, this's called Born Again or Salvation or Redemption or Repentance etc., therefore, if anyone Saved or Born Again or Redeemed or repented then eventually he would become a temple of God & able to repeat what the Lord did in the 21st century.
    This's what I meant that Southern Seminary peoples missing and other scholars as well, so I don't think these sort of messages from scholars & Seminary & Universities is absolutely vain, even if the emphasis another 100 years, nothing to change. So, I request Southern Seminary to re-evaluate their messages.
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  • Andreas Taraldsen says:

    #1 mistake: Taking the Bible literally..

  • Louis Accardi says:

    This was an excellent video, but I was wondering who this person is in the video?

  • ל ק says:

    I know one mistake: reading the crap 💩 in the Bible.

  • Derek Childress says:

    Ouch! Amen!

  • Stylish Riding says:

    The three mistakes people make when studying the Bible is believing The Trinity, Hell fire, and the immortality of the soul!

  • H Frendal says:

    People that believe in religion/god should see a shrink since keeping "secret friends only they can see" is a mental illness unless they are children. They should also be banned from jobs in the society were they have to judge right from wrong. There are christians that refuse to say anyone is guilty even if they are members of a jury, they say only their unreal friend is the only one that can judge. Such people need to go to prison and a doctor there and also after they are let out, people like this is the filth of the earth.

  • The Clean Gamer says:

    Woah. The video has 777 likes. Coincidence ?

  • Proud American says:

    What evidence is there that the Bible is factual, and the word of God, besides the Bible itself?

  • rkernell says:

    Number one: opening the stupid thing…

  • Vaticanus Fidelis says:

    You can fabricate garbage out of any Bible text. Just go to a Baptist Church and then cross the street and visit a "non-denominational" . They all have different "interpretations". Who's right? Who's wrong?

  • Ringo R says:

    Mistake 1: Studying the Bible

  • J J says:

    I know alot of people who know the word yet its divine truth has no full effect on their life. My prayers are often asking the Fathe to keep me my family holy…

  • יהוכנן לואיס says:

    Shalom.

    I am familiar with these teachings. Although I do not believe there is an agreement with the general premise behind dispensational theology, supersessionism (replacement theology) or any of their many motley forms and the Scriptures (Bible 66 books), I can certainly assert that context misalignments are the culprit behind many misunderstandings that the Body of Messiah makes when interpreting the Torah, Prophets, Writings, and renewed Covenant. The other two mistakes that these teachings often fail to emphasize are the lack of Hebrew Word understanding and the lack of understanding behind the Semitic culture of the period and time with which they were written.

    Fundamental Protestant and Evangelical theology maintain the position that Yahweh (The Lord God) changed His mind about the Covenant of Torah at the Advent of Yahushua the Messiah's atonement and Ministerial endeavors while on this Earth a little over 2,000 years ago: often by repeated implications within their many varied teachings. The Writings of the Bible are an Eastern Document that is written in Hebrew. The Renewed Covenant was also written in Hebrew and then translated to Greek. As time passed the Scriptures were eventually translated into all languages to reach the Northern Kingdom of Isra'el (currently many are still known as Gentiles (the nations) by unbelief and or improper teachings both within and without the Body of Messiah) and any Jews that were still not informed of the Messiah's first coming. Matthew 15:24, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ezekiel, Zephaniah 3:20 36:24, Deuteronomy 4:27, 28:64, Romans 10:1 to name a very few of a great many verses concerning our heritage, ancestry, and future.

    The Scriptures also confidently declare that the Torah was renewed and then completely restored to our people. (Matthew 5:17-20) which is fitting with what the Messiah said in Matthew 15:24 and what is also declared in Luke 1:32 and verse 33.

    "Here, the days are coming," says Yahweh, "when I will make a renewed covenant with the house of Isra'el and with the house of Y'hudah.
    It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, violated my covenant, even though I, for my part, was a husband to them," says Yahweh. For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Isra'el after those days," says Yahweh: "I will put my Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people. Jeremiah 31:31-33 and repeated in Ibrim (Hebrews) 8:8-12, and 10:16-17

    The Renewed Covenant is the Torah. The Law of Messiah and the Law of Moses are truly one and the same. “For if you believed Moses, you would have believed Me, since he wrote about Me.
    “But if you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe My words?” John 5:46, 47
    Luke 9:33, 16:31, Malachi 4:4-5

    “If these ordinances depart from before me,” says Yahweh, “then the offspring of Israel also will cease from being a nation before me forever.”
    Yahweh says: “If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done,” says Yahweh.
    “Behold, the days come,” says Yahweh, “that the city will be built to Yahweh from the tower of Hananel to the gate of the corner.
    The measuring line will go out further straight onward to the hill Gareb, and will turn toward Goah.

    The whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, will be holy to Yahweh. It will not be plucked up or thrown down any more forever.” Yahweh our God speaking through the Prophet Jeremiah in Chapter 31 verses 36-40.

    “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My Words, has one who judges him: the Word that I have spoken shall judge him in the last day. Because I spoke not from Myself, but the Father who sent Me has given Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life.1 Therefore, whatever I speak, as the Father has said to Me, so I speak.” John 12:48-50. See also John 3:18-19, 7:16 and Matthew. 19:17

    To further the point, look carefully at the definition of the word "new" as many have come to know the Hebrew Word "Chadash" (renewed)-

    The Hebrew Word חדשׁ "Chadash" H2319 is the same exact word as H2318 and literally means
    1) to be new, renew, repair
    1a) (Piel)
    1a1) to renew, make anew
    1a2) to repair
    1b) (Hithpael) to renew oneself
    BDB Definition:

    I often tell people that the Covenant was "new" to many of us but not to our God.

    With that being said, please know that the Word "Christian" was never ever used by the Messiah to describe (in any way) who his chosen people are. Not once will you find Yahshua addressing his followers as ״Christians” in the gospel accounts.

    Nor did Rav Sha'ul (The Apostle Paul) call the Body of Messiah this term.

    Acts 24:14 “And this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the Elohim (God) of my fathers, [Exodus 3:15] believing all that has been written in the Torah and in the Prophets,

    Nor did Paul disqualify Torah observance for the gentiles who were learning who they truly were in Messiah. But like so many “wolves” in sheep’s clothing, teach, many have been told something entirely contrary to what Yahushua the Messiah taught. A half-truth and twist, if you will.
    2 Peter 3:14-17 confirms this fact as does the entire tone of Scripture with proper context in mind.

    As upsetting as that is to the larger portion of those who hold to Evangelical and Protestant Theology, there is no disputing these truths unless you hold fas to your traditional teachings and not to the authenticity of the Torah, Prophets, Writings and true message within the renewed Covenant.

    “Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men.”
    And He said to them, “Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.
    “For Mosheh (Moses) said, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’
    “But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me, is Qorban (that is, a gift),” Mark 7:8-11.

    We have all been warned but yet many in the Body of Messiah continue to interpret Scripture for themselves by twisting the contexts and meanings as if many were literally blind and deaf. They continue to disregard the true "Good News" within the Scriptures. Those of us in the Messianic Community reach out in empathy as we watch in horror as history repeats itself. Isaiah 6:10.

    "And the Spirit entered into me when He spoke to me, and set me on my feet. And I heard Him who was speaking to me.
    And He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Yisra’ěl, to a nation of rebels who have rebelled against Me. They and their fathers have transgressed against Me, until this day.
    “And the children are stiff of face and hard of heart to whom I am sending you, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master Yahweh’
    “And they – whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are a rebellious house – shall know that a prophet has been in their midst. Ezekiel 2:2-5

    Who are we?

    This is the Messiah Yahushua (Yeshua, Jesus) speaking and no, he did not stutter.
    “And He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ěl.”
    Matthew 15:24

    "Also, if you belong to the Messiah, you are seed (zera in Hebrew which translates to sperm) of Avraham and heirs according to the promise." The Apostle Paul in His letter to Galatia, chapter 3 and verse 29. See also Ephesians chapter 2:11-22 specifically.

    Physical and Spiritual Isra'el, in other words. As was prophesied from the Torah, prophets, and writings. Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord Yahweh will do nothing unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets."

    Ezekiel 37 is an elaborate and extraordinarily powerful prophecy of the Northern and Southern Kingdom of Isra'el being regathered before and at the second coming of Messiah. But I digress. The History of our People cannot be expounded on in a simple comment or even a brief article!

    Shalom!!

  • triplejudy says:

    Study the Bible? You might as well study “Harry Potter” and “Alice in Wonderland;” it’s the same fiction, at least we know who the authors are.

  • Anthony Jemison says:

    When people talk 2 me about their problems or other people. I tell them put the shoe on the other foot and how would u act if someone does u like that. Then i find a quote from the Bible and let them think 4 their self and answer

  • Garlic Girl says:

    Guilty as charged but renewed.

  • Chester Davis says:

    The most common mistake is thinking the Bible can be interpreted by human reasoning. Many people hear and believe but few take action.

  • Anthony Bardsley says:

    One example in genesis. For dust though art to dust you will return. Literal words of the lord God in the garden. Means man is not eternal but mere mortal. No afterlife apart from the resurrection.

  • Linda MacIntyre says:

    *John Hallers Prophesy Update*
    https://youtu.be/uJUDbWFwEW0

  • Lonewolf says:

    The biggest mistake when studying the Bible is being gullible enough to believe that copies of copies of translations of copies of a collection of ancient texts, written by various–and in some cases, anonymous–authors, which is filled with errors, contradictions, and immorality is actually the word of a God!

  • Fred Mellink says:

    Great study to see the complete picture: http://www.yah-tube.com/videos/scott/index.html

  • in777sight says:

    The first mistake is not realizing the creation story of GOD ends in Genesis 2:1 with no further discussion of it. Then the fake LORD God the Jews worship is presented with a dirt man, rib woman, talking snake fiction of the creation of everything that had already been created by God, the Father of Jesus and us all. The God the Hebrew/Jews worship is as real as Zeus and the true God never accepted any animal or human sacrifice. If you worship a God that desires child sacrifice then you worship Satan. People that believe in a human sacrifice to a God need a physician because they are mentally ill and they need water baptism repentance to remove the sin of being complicit in murder. Go and learn what I desire mercy and not sacrifice means.
    The 2nd mistake is believing Pharisee Paul is an Apostle because he gave himself that title so people would believe his lies are true, "glorifying" God. There are only 12 Apostles, only 12 thrones in heaven and Matthais replaced Judas to sit on that 12th throne. There is no throne in heaven for a lying Pharisee that denies Father and son. Jesus said he is not the son of Abraham/David/Joseph but is the Son of God. Paul said Jesus is the son of Abraham, seed of David as Paul believes that is the only way Jesus can be the Christ. Jesus said only God is the Father of us all and Paul claims Abraham is the father of us all. Jesus said no man is a God. Paul does not believe in immaculate conception and like other Pharisees believes Jesus was conceived a bastard of Joseph from fornication with Mary before marriage. That is why they try to take the higher moral ground when talking with Jesus claiming THEY are not born of fornication. Paul curses the Angel of God that said Jesus will have a virgin birth because Pauls' gospel taught to his followers is based on the sexual union of Joseph and Mary the "bloodline parents" of Jesus. The truth is Jesus is the Christ because Joseph did NOT beget Jesus. The bloodline of Abraham/David is not approved by God for rulership. God created Jesus fresh with no prior male DNA that makes Jesus a Son. Mary could create a daughter of the seed of David/Abraham if she was in his family tree but never a son because like all other females, Mary lacks the XY chromosome that creates male gender. Fathers beget sons not mothers.

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