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Believing Bible Study in the 21st century

Grow in The WORD


1 Peter 2:2 "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:"

King James Bible

21st Century Spiritual Milk For Babes

Preface:

MILK!

Bible MilkThe gleanings in the harvest of souls are now almost complete. We are near the end of the age … the AGE of THE CHURCH. What has not changed throughout the harvest of souls gathered to Jesus Christ is the formula for the growth for new Christians … BABES. The “spiritual milk” for the 21st Century believer in Jesus Christ is the same spiritual milk that was recommended by the Spirit of God for now almost two thousand years.

This SINCERE MILK is the basic starting food so necessary for every new born-again believer to GROW. We have provided here sixty questions with sixty concise answers in an effort to help the new Christian to grow in the grace, and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. The command here is to DESIRE the sincere milk of the word. If you will desire this milk … then you will drink it. If you drink it … you will grow!


John Cotton wrote Spiritual Milk For American Babes, Drawn out of the Breasts of both Testaments, for their Souls Nourishment in New England. John Cotton was the father of Congregationalism in 17th century America. I am a Baptist living in the 21st century America. Wherever possible I have stayed with John Cotton’s questions and answers in their content and order of his original work, only deviating where necessary. Interleaved is my added commentary to amplify the doctrinal truths therein.

The Basic Premise:

We will begin with this basic premise: that God has given to us a perfect BOOK with his “pure words” that have been “purified seven times”.

Furthermore, this BOOK came through the Jews. “Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.” (Romans 3:2)

And again: “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Here are the seven purifications (or translations) in the English to the English-speaking nations on this Earth:

Tyndale’s New Testament in 1526
Coverdale’s Bible in 1535
Matthews’ Bible in 1537
The Great Bible in 1539
The Geneva Bible in 1560
The Bishops Bible in 1568
The King James Bible in 1611

This seventh book represents a purified BOOK, and is the word of God in the English language.

Therefore, we have a promise from God concerning these “pure words.”

“Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” [Psalm 12:6-7]

“For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” [Psalm 119:89]

The A.V. 1611 King James Bible, or any of its editions, is the settled forever. Amen!



Question Number 01 What has God done for you?

Question Number 02 What is God?

Question Number 03 How many Gods are there?

Question Number 04 How did God make you?

Question Number 05 Are you then born holy and righteous?

Question Number 06 Are you then born a sinner?

Question Number 07 What is your sin?

Question Number 08 What is your corrupt nature?

Question Number 09 What is sin?
 
Question Number 10 How many commandments of the law be there?

Question Number 11 What is the first commandment?

Question Number 12 What is the meaning of this commandment?

Question Number 13 What is the second commandment?

Question Number 14 What is the meaning of this commandment?

Question Number 15 What is the third commandment?

Question Number 16 What is meant by the name of God?

Question Number 17 What is it not to take his name in vain?
 
Question Number 18 What is the fourth commandment?

Question Number 19 What is the meaning of this commandment?

Question Number 20 What is the fifth commandment?

Question Number 21 What is the honor due unto them?

Question Number 22 Who else should we honor in obedience?
 
Question Number 23 What is the sixth commandment?

Question Number 24 What is the meaning of this commandment?

Question Number 25 What is the seventh commandment?

Question Number 26 What is the sin forbidden here?

Question Number 27 What is the duty here commanded?

Question Number 28 What is the eighth commandment?

Question Number 29 What is the thing that is forbidden here?
 
Question Number 30 What is the duty commanded here?

Question Number 31 What is the ninth commandment?

Question Number 32 What is the sin forbidden here?

Question Number 33 What is the duty required here?

Question Number 34 What is the tenth commandment?

Question Number 35 What is the coveting forbidden here?

Question Number 36 Have you kept all these commandments?

Question Number 37 What are the wages of sin?

Question Number 38 How then expect you to be saved?
 
Question Number 39 Who is Jesus Christ?

Question Number 40 How does Jesus Christ redeem and save us?

Question Number 41 How do we come to have fellowship with Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection?

Question Number 42 What is the word?

Question Number 43 How does the ministry of the law bring you toward Christ?

Question Number 44 Why does THE LAW draw you to Jesus Christ?

Question Number 45 How does the ministry of the Gospel help you in this cursed state?

Question number 46 How does the ministry of the Gospel humble you yet even more?

Question Number 47 How does the ministry of the gospel raise you up out of this lost state to come to Christ?

Question Number 48 How does the Spirit of grace apply Christ and his promise grace unto you and keep you in him?

Question Number 49 What is faith?

Question Number 50 What is prayer?
 
Question Number 51 What is repentance?

Question Number 52 What is the newness of life?

Question Number 53 What is the communion of the saints?

Question Number 54 What is the church?

Question Number 55 What are the ordinances of a New Testament Bible-believing church?
 
Question Number 56 What is the meaning and method of water baptism?

Question Number 57 What is the main theme of the Bible?
 
Question Number 58 What particular KINGDOM is of most interest to GOD?

Question Number 59 What is the nature of the KINGDOM of GOD?
 
Question Number 60 What is the nature of the KINGDOM of the HEAVEN?

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So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The Formula

The “spiritual milk” for the 21st Century believer in Jesus Christ is the same spiritual milk that was recommended by the Spirit of God for now almost two thousand years.


This SINCERE MILK is the basic starting food so necessary for every new born-again believer to GROW.

 

[2 Timothy 3:16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
[2 Timothy 3:17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


Go to: Lesson Number 2

 

Reference Notes:

Bible Study Hints

2 Peter 1:21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

Prophecy involves future things … in future events. Prophecy is a foretelling; a prediction; a declaration of something to come. History is the record of the fulfillment prophecy.
Bible “prophecy” came not “by the will of man”. Man’s “will” was not involved at all. Bible prophecy came by the Holy Ghost WHO is GOD. God “moved” certain men to speak certain words that are God’s words in “old time”.

• God’s words that “holy men” “spake” “in old time” are preserved … for all time.

• God’s words are kept.

• God keeps them. Man does not keep them. The scholars do not keep them.

• God preserves them … in spite of the scholars. This is a direct promise of God.
 
This promise is found for all generations of men forevermore to see in Psalms twelve: “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” [Psalm 12:6-7]

 Do you see what I see?

• The words of the Lord are pure words.

• The words of the Lord are purified seven times.

This promise literally extends [in the English language] to all of US [the English-speaking nations on this Earth today].

Now, the seven purifications [or the translations] into the English for the English-speaking nations on this Earth are these:

• The Tyndale’s New Testament … in 1526.

• The Coverdale’s Bible … in 1535

• The Matthews’ Bible … in 1537

• The Great Bible … in 1539

• The Geneva Bible … in 1560

• The Bishops Bible … in 1568

• The King James Bible … in 1611

This seventh book represents a purified BOOK, and is the word of God in the English language.

Therefore, we have this promise from God that God actively maintained the “pure words” of God.

We have therefore, in the Authorized Version of 1611 [A.V. 1611] Bible … the “settled” words of God:

“For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”
[Psalm 119:89]

The A.V. 1611 King James Bible, or any of its editions [1613, 1644, 1676, 1680, 1701, 1769], is the settled forever.
Amen!


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