Bible Studies

This page has little do to with politics (with the exception of the Greed and Oppression of the Poor study). Its purpose is to strengthen our relationships with God and others by providing fresh insights into what the entire Bible has to say about various subjects. In most cases, this is accomplished by means of the Every-Verse Method of Bible study (see description below).

The most extensive study is on creationism, and it is in book form at Amazon. All other studies are FREE to read below. They are all designed to challenge our thinking, emphasize biblical issues that most ministries fail to address, enhance our appreciation of Christianity, and better align our behavior with God’s will. To benefit from them, it’s best to approach each study with the desire to learn something new and a willingness to rethink what you already believe. You may or may not agree with the conclusions I draw in each study. That’s okay. The probability of any one person agreeing with everything I say is near zero. The goal here is to challenge your thinking. If you learn something new in each study, my time and yours will prove to have been well spent.

 

BOOK: Where the Bible Contradicts Creationists

Where the Bible Contradicts Creationists

Where the Bible Contradicts Creationists

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Are you a Christian whom young earth creationists have accused of not believing Word of God, because you think the universe is billions of years old? Do they go as far as to say you’re calling God a liar? Fortunately, freedom from their oppression is here!

Where the Bible Contradicts Creationists offers everything you’ll need to refute their young earth geology arguments and feel good about your faith. This book isn’t a science book. Rather, it examines every creation verse in the Bible and shows how a literal reading of each one shoots down the beliefs of young-earth creationism and better supports an old universe than it does a young one.

Unlike most creationism books, this one doesn’t make your head swim with detailed science, nor does it talk down to you with terminology that only a seminary professor would understand. This creationism book is for everybody! It’s easy to read, well-organized, and best of all, you’ll learn a lot.

Where the Bible Contradicts Creationism repeatedly demonstrates how traditional creationists do not take the Bible at its word; rather, they interpret the Bible through their religious tradition. This book separates their traditions from what the Bible literally says.

BIBLE STUDIES

Why Use the Every-Verse Method
The Every-Verse Method of Bible study may not be perfect, but it is the best and most thorough approach we have to understanding God’s will as revealed throughout the Bible. By examining every Bible verse addressing a given issue before we establish our beliefs regarding that issue we avoid the dangers of the “pick-your-favorite-verse” approach as well as “the Holy-Spirit-showed-me” approach. Both of these approaches are means of convincing ourselves that God supports what we already believe. The Every-Verse Method, on the other hand, forces us to re-examine our beliefs by simultaneously studying all that the Bible has to say on a matter.

The following essay gives examples of how far we can be led astray by relying on our favorite isolated verses and by emphasizing the New Testament while ignoring the Old. This essay is over 6000 words and takes approximately one hour to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Why use the Every-Verse Method [PDF]

 

EVERY VERSE METHOD STUDIES

Alcohol (Every-Verse Method)

Some Bible-believing churches permit moderate alcohol consumption. Others don’t. Which view aligns with the entire Bible? To find out, let’s examine every Bible verse addressing the issue as well as some erroneous arguments used to challenge these revelations.

This study is over 10,000 words in length and takes up to two hours to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Alcohol (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Baptism (Every-Verse Method)

Are we to baptize our babies or let them grow up to decide for themselves? If we were baptized as infants, should we re-baptize ourselves as adults? This debate has raged on for years. Now, you can examine all 31 Bible quotes addressing baptism.

This study is just under 7500 words in length and takes about 1 1/2 hours to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Baptism (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Birth Control (Every-Verse Method)

Unlike most studies on this site which address Protestant inconsistencies with the Bible, this study addresses a Roman Catholic inconsistency.

This study is less than 3000 words in length and takes about 30 minutes to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Birth Control (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Christian Freedom (CORE THEOLOGY)

Most Protestants have an excellent understanding of God’s grace and forgiveness, but we’re terribly confused about the purpose of His laws. When we misunderstand the purpose of His laws, we struggle to separate right from wrong, and we develop strict, oppressive, religious rules out of fear that just about anything might be a sin.

This study leads us to a greater love for God, because it reveals how His laws are designed for our benefit, not for our suffering. Also, learn the Four Fundamental Freedoms of the Christian Faith and the Freedom Defeaters that keep us from enjoying them.

This study is about 8,500 words in length and takes about 1 1/2 hours to read.  To open it, just click on the following document:

Christian Freedom (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Divorce & Re-Marriage (Every-Verse Method)

This topic provides us with an excellent example of how we misinterpret the Bible when we focus only on the New Testament.

This study is less than 4000 words in length and takes about 45 minutes to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Divorce & Re-Marriage (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Fasting (Every-Verse Method)

Some churches emphasize the need to fast. Others never address it. A proper understanding of God’s attitude toward fasting, however, enhances our understanding of what the Christian Faith is all about.

This study is over 5000 words and takes about an hour to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Fasting (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

God’s Will for Your Life (Every-Verse Method)

How do you seek and learn God’s will for your life? Most Christians don’t know, because they don’t know what the entire Bible has to say about it. Here’s your chance to examine all 25 Bible quotes addressing God’s will.

This study is less than 8000 words in length and takes about 90 minutes to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

God’s Will For Your life (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Greed & Oppression of the Poor (Every-Verse Method)

Some people might expect this study to quote Bible passages saying that it’s bad to desire money and that we should share our excesses with those in need. However, the Bible offers much more. Most of the Bible’s greed and oppression verses are intended to influence other parts of our lives, such as our business dealings and even our politics.

Therefore, this study is broken into the following segments: greed, greed of the poor, interest, oppression, God’s judgment of the oppressors, and taxes. Unfortunately, I had to bring both politics and economics into this study more than I would have preferred. But I had no choice, since so many Christians let their politics and economics override the Bible.

This study is almost 20,000 words in length and takes 3-4 hours to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Greed & Oppression of the Poor (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Nudity (Every-Verse Method)

Okay, maybe this isn’t a hot topic among Christians, but we tend to have distorted ideas about it that are inconsistent with the Bible.

This study is less than 2500 words in length and takes about 30 minutes to read. To open it, just click on the following document:

Nudity (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Pride, Spiritual Arrogance & Judgmentalism (Every-Verse Method)

Almost all sins are rooted in either pride or greed (both of which are rooted in selfishness). And most Christians understand that pride is bad. But we tend to downplay the severity of the sin of pride, especially when it takes the form of spiritual arrogance or judgmentalism. This study examines all of the Bible’s pride passages and proves how eliminating pride, spiritual arrogance, and judgmentalism is one of God’s greatest priorities.

This study is almost 11,000 words in length and takes about 2 hours to read. To open it, just click on the following document.

Pride, Spiritual Arrogance & Judgmentalism (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]

 

Sins of Speech

For most of us Christians, minding our speech amounts to little more that avoiding the utterance of a few “bad” words. The Bible, however, has far more to say on the issue. In fact, a thorough biblical examination might lead you to believe we have it all backwards.

This study is approximately, 10,000 words and takes about 2 hours to read. Click on the following document for more:

Sins of Speech (Every-Verse Method) [PDF]