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In accordance with National Directives for infection control of the coronavirus pandemic, the Gaffney SDA church facility will be closed, and all its group services are cancelled at least until March 31.  Please watch this web site for updates, and join us in prayer for each other and for our country.

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For the 2nd quarter of 2020, the theme of the Sabbath School lessons is on How to Interpret Scripture.  The lessons start with the belief of 2 Tim 3:16, "ALL (emphasis added) Scripture is given by inspiration of God."  And since, "holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Pet 1:21 NKJV), we should regard the Bible messages as though they were spoken by God Himself (at least the thought is inspired because the writers often used words they could relate to, meaning some words themselves may not be inspired).

The lesson authors give an examination of what the Bible teaches about interpreting itself.  Then, in recognition of the fact that God created a human mind that can process knowledge with wisdom, especially when aided by the Holy Spirit, the lessons "explore our own presuppositions and reasoning about context, language, culture and history, and how they impact the way we read and understand the Word of God.

You are invited to keep an open mind to learning that what you may have believed for a long time is not what the Bible really teaches.  Expect to be challenged, challenge your expectations, and then make necessary adjustments to believe God's Word!

 

 

  1. Why are there so many different Christian churches?
  2. And why do you go to the one you usually attend?
  3. Does it matter if your church teaches things that are not biblical?
  4. With so much "fake news" in the world today, how can we know what God wants us to know?
  5. What knowledge and actions are essential for salvation about which most people can agree?
  6. What is the likelihood of still being friends and having unity when there is disagreement about things not essential to salvation that violate long-standing beliefs?                                                                                                                                 If any of these questions stimulate your thinking, and you care to share your answers, please send an email to BibleExploration7@gmail.com.