HomeHome  PortalPortal  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Link HereLink Here  RegisterRegister  Log in  SubscribeSubscribe  

Share | 
 

 what's your favorite book of the bible... and why

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
rogermugs
theologer
avatar

Number of posts : 357
Location : east yo
Registration date : 2008-05-09

PostSubject: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:07 am

i'm a fan of philippians.... although I also head towards ephesians frequently...
i like that i can read the whole book in 20 minutes and it has an impact...

particularly chapter 3 of phil... i heard once that you should read this chapter 25 times and it will change your life... if it didn't you didn't read it 25 times...

i read it 25 times and it didn't change my life... but i was impressed.

_________________
"sometimes a little more than you think you want is still a little less than you actually need"
"brilliance seems too often masked by stupid people"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.theologer.com
maflynn
Hieromonk


Number of posts : 154
Registration date : 2008-05-20

PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:09 am

I'm not sure. Some books strike me more then others at various points in my life. For instance, the Gospel of John, was high on my list for a time and so was/is the book of Romans. I've been a fan of the Old Testament because the foundation to the Messiah was laid there, plus a number of books, like Daniel detail how the end-times will unfold.

If I were to be pinned down for a specific answer, I'd have to say the book of Revelation. Here we see God judging mankind in the tribulation, Satan defeated and Jesus rules the world in the millennial kingdom, only to see that we are still a sinful rebellious people and once again a multitude reject Jesus.

To that end, I've found the left-behind series to be a great series, while its fictional, there certainly some Biblical principals and gives you an image of how things could unfold.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.theologynow.net
ScriptureZealot
Novice


Number of posts : 49
Age : 52
Registration date : 2008-06-04

PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:25 pm

Right now it's Colossians but partly because I just got done reading it intently and reading a commentary. It's succinct and so rich at the same time. 1:9-20 is very special. And it gets to what's important - the message of the gospel without extra stuff.
Jeff
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.scripturezealot.com
design219
Monk


Number of posts : 78
Age : 55
Location : In the back of the closet in a small green box.
Registration date : 2008-05-18

PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:34 pm

I find Ezekiel pretty trippy. I think drugs were involved.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
rogermugs
theologer
avatar

Number of posts : 357
Location : east yo
Registration date : 2008-05-09

PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:34 am

design219 wrote:
I find Ezekiel pretty trippy. I think drugs were involved.

this reminds me, i've always wondered if there was a time, pre-modern america where drugs weren't seen as sinful, but just part of nature to be enjoyed like food....
i'm not saying that is the stance i would take...
but other than the legal issue, I dont see why marijuana would be any worse for you than beer...

LSD and the sort MESS you up, so i can understand arguments against those.

_________________
"sometimes a little more than you think you want is still a little less than you actually need"
"brilliance seems too often masked by stupid people"
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.theologer.com
design219
Monk


Number of posts : 78
Age : 55
Location : In the back of the closet in a small green box.
Registration date : 2008-05-18

PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:05 pm

rogermugs wrote:
i've always wondered if there was a time, pre-modern america where drugs weren't seen as sinful, but just part of nature to be enjoyed like food....

This might make a good thread topic.

I think hygiene and nutrition started coming into focus as a path to good health, at least in the western culture, about the time of the birth of our country.

This is just a guess, but I'll bet that concept of "purity" of the body was an easy adaptation around that time to Christians as part of the path to righteousness. I don't know when the phrase "cleanliness is next to Godliness" started, but I'll bet it was about then.

The early Spanish, French and English explorers of the Americas were quite taken with tobacco, and I'm sure they were introduced to mary jane at the same time (but it is not as addictive as tobacco). In that same era, the clergy were among the very best alcohol producers.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Martin
Novice
avatar

Number of posts : 48
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2008-05-13

PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:43 pm

I don't know what my favorite book of the Bible is. I suppose I would have to say the Gospel of John.

Martin.

_________________
Martin.
The Scroll
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://martin008.blogspot.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: what's your favorite book of the bible... and why   

Back to top Go down
 
what's your favorite book of the bible... and why
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» What are people using as their palmistry "bible"?
» Drill Book
» Book Four - Book of Ablution
» The Book, the SOng of Solomon
» New Book on Transiting Planets

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: General :: General :: Lounge-
Jump to: