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 different circumstances.
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 enabling you to better discern what you are reading.
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 it.
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.