Monday, May 19, 2008
NOW is the time, not later!
Having grown up in a Oneness, Pentecostal church, it has been instilled in me that there is One God. I've been told since I was little that there is only One God, and no trinity. And I really do believe that. The thing is, I wouldn't have been able to show you proof of that. I wouldn't have known where to look in the Bible to back up my belief of One God. Well, recently, I've been getting into reading my Bible more, and really just wanting to get closer to God and learn more about Him. My dad is teaching my brother and I Search for Truth, (A Bible study) I had Search for Truth taught to me when I was younger, but still did not understand somethings, mostly because of my age. Now that my dad is teaching it to me at an older age, I'm getting a lot out of it and finally understanding the more deeper things in the Bible. Right now, I'm reading a book that some of you have probably heard of, called "Is Jesus in the Godhead or Is the Godhead in Jesus?" I'm getting so much out of it, and finally understanding the Oneness of God. It's written by an old time Pentecostal, Bro. Gordon Magee. He writes very clearly and backs everything up with Scripture. If you're ever having a bad time trying to explain Oneness to somebody, this is the book to give them. It's only 47 pages. I know a lot of people that have the "I'm young and having fun right now so I'll just study the Bible when I'm older" attitude. But you know, we don't have time for that. God is coming back so soon, and we have to be ready. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." I want to be approved unto God. I've been learning a lot just from getting into the Bible more, and I want to encourage all the young people like me out there...read your Bible NOW! Study NOW! NOW NOW NOW is the time!! Not later. God will reveal things to you if you do. Whenever you're trying to tell somebody about the Holy Ghost, or about Repentance, or Oneness, whatever the subject is, you can't always go running to your mom or dad or the pastor to give you the verses to back you up. There's nothing wrong with asking to learn, but you have to study and learn yourself too. How do you think your pastor learned everything he knows from the Bible? He got into it himself. So I encourage you, read, study, learn, and grow in God.