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Bible Study Re-Named

Because of some last minute changes to our new weekly Bible Study, I'm no longer calling it the "Bible in Daily Life." That is the name of a curriculum being used by the Calvary Chapel I am a part of. It was decided unanimously to study the book of Genesis instead, beginning with chapter 1. I am glad we decided to go that route and am pleased with the way the Holy Spirit directed our group last Wednesday.

From the very beginning of the book, important things are brought up. Immediately the absolute majesty of our God as the one true Deity is established. The Hebrew word for God used there is Elohim, and basically means "God of all gods" or the one true God It is plural in nature and many people who believe in the doctrine of the Trinity (of which I am one) will point to that right out of the box as evidence of biblical support. We progressed to discuss a few different topics, including the question of whether God needs to rest? We looked at the Hebrew meaning for the word we translate rest at that point. Sometimes it is important to note that we in the United States primarily read English and the difference between how we translate a Hebrew word and how it is understood in that culture can be significant. One good reason why it is nice to study the Bible together and learn things one might otherwise not notice right away or miss altogether. I am looking forward to future meetings and learning more about that fantastic first book of the Bible.

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