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Old 03-21-2016, 02:09 AM
 
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Do I need to read the entire Bible to learn about the Bible and the teachings. Please don't think I am too lazy to read it. It's just that I think it would take me forever to read the entire Bible. Reading is also not something I do to relax. Last book I read I think was Gone With the Wind ! LOL Thank you all for your guidance on beginning my journey.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:24 AM
 
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Genesis
Exodus
Kings (or Chronicles)
Gospels (at least Matthew or Luke)
Revelation

That will get you pretty far

Last edited by granpa; 03-21-2016 at 02:37 AM..
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:34 AM
 
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Yes Jesus said that His Holy Spirit will remind you of the Word that Jesus has said , so you need to get the Word of God into you mind and spirit , so Holy Spirit can bring it into remembrance ............ Like you do no have to read the bible in fact but you should hear it spoken ......... There are many audio bible on line to download or just hear , or you could buy CD audio bibles in Christian Bible store or online
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:24 AM
 
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The Old Testament is essentially a history of the growing realization of one ethnic group concerning the nature of God, culminating in the formulation of Micah 6:8. It contains many valuable perceptions and background material, but nothing essential to your walk with Christ.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:01 AM
 
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Do I need to read the entire Bible to learn about the Bible and the teachings. Please don't think I am too lazy to read it. It's just that I think it would take me forever to read the entire Bible. Reading is also not something I do to relax. Last book I read I think was Gone With the Wind ! LOL Thank you all for your guidance on beginning my journey.
If you wish to become an "actual" Christ-like Christian, then read the 4 Gospels. They have the liberal words and Teachings of Jesus Christ. You will find His Teachings FAR different than anything you will learn elsewhere.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:02 AM
 
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Thank you all.
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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Do I need to read the entire Bible to learn about the Bible and the teachings. Please don't think I am too lazy to read it. It's just that I think it would take me forever to read the entire Bible. Reading is also not something I do to relax. Last book I read I think was Gone With the Wind ! LOL Thank you all for your guidance on beginning my journey.
Hi Tarajane. Well, yes. To learn about the Bible you have to read it. The Bible is given for your instruction and edification. As a Christian you should not only read the Bible but study it for the purpose of your own spiritual growth.

The Old Testament contains 929 chapters and the New Testament has 260 chapters.

If you read 8 chapters a day, it will take you 116 days to read the Old Testament, and 32.5 days to read through the New Testament.

I recommend reading the Bible in conjunction with listening to Bible teaching from a knowledgeable pastor/teacher. If you don't have available in your area a good Bible teaching church, good expository Bible teaching is available online.

Here are a couple of sites you can try if you care to, and see what you think.

Texas Corners Bible Church - Bible Exposition and Reverent Worship - Kalamazoo MI

Online Bible Studies - Dean Bible Ministries
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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Get the bible experience and listen to it on audio, you can knock out alot of chapters in a 1hr commute to work.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:02 AM
 
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Do I need to read the entire Bible to learn about the Bible and the teachings. Please don't think I am too lazy to read it. It's just that I think it would take me forever to read the entire Bible. Reading is also not something I do to relax. Last book I read I think was Gone With the Wind ! LOL Thank you all for your guidance on beginning my journey.
Start out reading a few chapters maybe 10 minutes tops a day. Also, I'd highly recommend getting a modern translation of the Bible.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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"man does not live by bread alone but by every word from the mouth of God."
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