Essay on The Bible Study On Christian Faith
Infinitely imperative to contemporary Christian faith, Bible study “involves engaging the mind and focusing attention on Scripture in an attempt to understand and apply truth to every part of my life”. Only through Bible study can we learn about God and become more like Christ. Through the Bible itself God encourages us to “meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Josh 1:8). Though emphasis on Bible study has fluctuated throughout history, it remains as essential today as in Old Testament times.
Summarise your original understanding of the discipline before the course started
Throughout my upbringing my parents impressed upon me the importance of regular Bible reading. Though I accepted Bible Study was vital to discover the right way to live, the discipline was hard to maintain as I hadn’t had a personal revelation of its true significance. Therefore, my Bible study before beginning this course was irregular, but fuelled by an internal hunger and was not wasted. My Bible study followed Paul’s confession, that “What I do is not the good I want to do, no the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing” (Rom 7:19 NIV).
A Significant Christian figure in history who has contributed to this discipline
“Martin Luther (1483-1546) was the ‘Father of the Reformation’ which transformed not only Christianity but all of Western Civilisation”. Congregations were predominately…