by Trey Searcy
com-pare: to estimate, measure,
or note the similarity or dissimilarity between.
While much of the bible has similarities,
what do you do with the dissimilarities? What do you do when you come across verses that say DIFFERENT things about
the SAME thing?
One of the reasons for writing this was to
present bible verses that show dissimilarity, and help you to understand why. Understanding why they differ will
clear up much of the confusion among the churched.
There is dilatable evidence of God saying
a different thing about the same thing. He would say one thing about something, then later changed the instruction
concerning that very-same-thing.
Is this a problem? Why the differences?
Because he was addressing different people,
at different times, under
God doesn't change, he's the same today
and forever, but some of his instructions to humanity DID change.
In order to
gain a better understanding of Gods word it is crucial that we make the distinction between Israel's RISE (Isaiah
60:1-3) and their FALL (Romans 11:11.)
During their rise God saw
Israel as being DIFFERENT from the Gentiles, (1 Peter 2:9) but NOW, during their fall in Christ there is no
longer a distinction (Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11, 2 Corinthians 5:16.)
Understanding THIS will change
how you look at God's word. Your spirit man will come alive enabiling you to better discern what you are
Many spend a lifetime
COLLECTING dots, but "rightly diving the word of truth" will help you CONNECT those dots.
Compare The Verses will equip you with a
cornucopia of truth, enabling you to become a beacon of light among others. It will help you to reconcile those
verses that before had you scratching your head.
To walk in
peace we must first begin to traffic in declarative definitive truth, instead of fables, myths, and misconceptions.
Learning to avoid baseless platitudes is key to getting our beliefs right. Reading the bible gives
us knowledge, but understanding the bible helps us USE
When we simply compare scripture with
scripture it quickly becomes evident that Christ gave the apostle Paul instructions that differ from the
instructions found outside of his letters.
Why did Paul say that some of what he
wrote was “unsearchable?" Because it cannot be found anywhere other than in his letters. A truth that you most likely won't hear at the corner church this Sunday.
From this point on, with an open King
James Bible, I ask that you be like those of Berea, (Acts 17:11) test what you are reading and be fully persuaded
in your own mind.