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The Bible is Our Guide - Danutasn Brown

Part of series Danutasn Brown at Talking Rock

The blessings and obstacles of serious Bible Study.

Why does the Bible go over the same topic from so many different angles? Why do we need Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? Why the need for the Acts of the Apostles, and the variety of writers in the Epistles, to share their testimony and how they understand the gospel?

"The Lord gave His word in just the way He wanted it to come. He gave it through different writers, each having his own individuality, though going over the same history. Their testimonies are brought together in one Book, and are like the testimonies in a social meeting. They do not represent things in just the same style. Each has an experience of his own, and this diversity broadens and deepens the knowledge that is brought out to meet the necessities of varied minds. The thoughts expressed have not a set uniformity, as if cast in an iron mold, making the very hearing monotonous. In such uniformity there would be a loss of grace and distinctive beauty....

The Creator of all ideas may impress different minds with the same thought, but each may express it in a different way, yet without contradiction. The fact that this difference exists should not perplex or confuse us. It is seldom that two persons will view and express truth in the very same way. Each dwells on particular points which his constitution and education have fitted him to appreciate. The sunlight falling upon the different objects gives those objects a different hue.

Through the inspiration of His Spirit the Lord gave His apostles truth, to be expressed according to the development of their minds by the Holy Spirit. But the mind is not cramped, as if forced into a certain mold."—Letter 53, 1900. (1SM 21-22)

Presented: Dec 05, 2021
Presenter: Danutasn Brown