Please note carefully that "Questions To Ponder" are not intended
to give offense to anyone but it is solely given to stimulate one's thinking
in order to arrive at the true meaning of a
How should anyone comprehend the true
meaning of a verse or verses?
The great Apostle Paul clearly teaches:
this first of all, that there is no prophecy
of scripture that is a matter of personal
interpretation, for no prophecy ever came
through human will; but rather human beings
moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the
influence of God. (II
all, everyone must understand that. . . . . "no
prophecy in the scripture is a matter of personal
interpretation" . . . . because no prophecy ever
came through human will.
"no prophecy in the scripture is a
matter of personal interpretation", then, . . .
how then should anyone
try to figure out the meaning of a verse?
Apostle Paul also teaches:
"Now, brothers, I have applied
these things to myself and Apollos for your
benefit, so that you may learn from us the
meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond
what is written." Then you will not take pride
in one man over against another. (I Corinthians 4:6, NIV)
In trying to figure out the meaning
of the verse, Apostle Paul clearly advise anyone studying the
scriptures. . . "not to go beyond what is written" . . .
or not to go father than what is in the holy writings.
In line with the above teachings, the
"Questions to Ponder" are are given to stimulate one's thinking
in order to arrive at the true meaning of the verse by staying
within the limits taught by the Apostles. It should be for
everyone's interest, not to inject "personal opinions" and/or
"speculations on what God and Jesus Christ will do and will not do" in
the verse or verses that are being studied, for it is contrary
to the biblical teachings as clearly explained by Apostle Paul.
For more information, see
Comparative Bible Study Guidelines