I'm going to attempt to respond to xino's post, which once again has a very unsurprising lack of common grammatical practices, including (but not limited to) transitions, indefinite articles (e.g., a
), definite articles, and more. The lack of these makes communication extremely difficult, which would result in some of the confusion that's been happening on the board recently, and a sense that postings have been run through Google Translate.
English major moment now over.
xino wrote:it is not all about readin the bible from start to finish.
You're right. It's not.
take my words with grain of salt but really old testament doesn't really matter.
What matters is the New testament as it relates to our very age of modern world.
New testatment is what you should read!
use olde for reference meaning and prophecy
You're joking, right?
The Old Testament serves as a history, true, and as a context for the New Testament. It also serves as a theological framework through which ideas in the New Testament are developed and referenced, just as certain Apocryphal and Deuterocanonical books do.
Certainly, there is prophecy there, and that's important, as is God's plan for the Israelites. There's also poetry that can teach how to praise and mourn, books that grapple with ills that befall each of us, and books that instruct on how to turn to God in our times of trouble.
It is not simply a series of books meant for "meaning" and "prophecy".
See, the fact that you're saying stuff like that has me very, very hesitant to continue listening to and reading your posts.
It's already been established in other threads that your points are all way off the mark; this only serves to further that sentiment, and establishes you not only as a young Christian (not a bad thing at all!), but one that has come under some very misguided impressions.
I'd urge you to read some theological books, specifically those by C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They establish and translate the tenants of faith into something very readable and very God-touched.
I used to use excuse not to read the bible, but now that i'm following Jesus spiritually, I'm doing all my best to focus on him.
And that's all very well and good.
But sometimes, we need to be taught by someone who has been given greater wisdom.