Black Spirituality Religion : How should a beginner approach the old testament?

awaken1611

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  1. im looking to start reading the old testament in order to be closer to God,be more confident.i also want to gain a better understanding of the old testament as a whole so if anyone can recommend a way of reading it that would help me i would be grateful.
 

willa

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  1. im looking to start reading the old testament in order to be closer to God,be more confident.i also want to gain a better understanding of the old testament as a whole so if anyone can recommend a way of reading it that would help me i would be grateful.
First read through to learn the principles of God in the stories on how Heavenly Father works. Also know that the Atonement had not been made, therefore it seemed the laws and punishment were harsh.

There are things in the Old Testament that are symbolic. For instance the sacrifice of a lamb was speaking regarding the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ who chose to please his father and save us by paying Justice with His own blood sacrifice. An Atonement for the repented of the world.

First thing to know is that Jehovah is the coming New Testament Jesus Christ, in spirit body not being born yet to his physical body.

We are born in the likeness of the Father and his Son because, the Father is Man, Christ is the Son of Man and we are Mankind, His children. Our body looks like our spirit as the body is the temple of our spirit. Our spirit is gorgeous, but our bodies won't be so gorgeous until the resurrection because of the "Fall."
 

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With an Open Mind....Realize it was written years ago, filled with timeless wisdom on how to best live This Life.

As such it is written on many levels and each level conveys it own meaning...one story has many levels of meaning
What is This Life...Primarily This Life is Subjective therefore Mental but Life itself is eternal thereby Spiritual - Consciousness.
Thought we be mental in the here and now we mostly recognize and give attention to our physical existence...and that is the level on which we perceive the bible starts. Our Physical existence is set in a Social Context which is Objective where in we have to deal with other physical beings.

When we begin This Life our first contact is usually with Mother/Father/Parental figures and Siblings or others that play that role as the case maybe from the Mental to the personal to the familial to the tribal to the national etc, in other words the Objective view of Life is reinforce and valued above the Subjective life - The Fall. On the purely Physical level the bible can seem cruel archaic and capricious but one must strive to find the moral or ethic hidden within each law story or tradition that the bible tells - warns of or recommends. If we find the commonality which runs through each and every story the we have reach the sublime the beginning of the Divine.

Always remember that the physical (meanings) is temporary and subject to Time and Place whilst the Mental and Spiritual (meaning) is Eternal and Omnipresent. One must strive to find the Spirit within every story, law, tradition and prophecy.

Bon Voyage it is one of the greatest journeys you will undertake - be unafraid to challenged common assertions.
 

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Hi there.


I don't have a way other than for you to simply read it. It all depend on how much you can comprehend because the Bible has a lot of information in it. Take your time and ask God to give you understanding. Focus on one book and reread it until you understand.
 

awaken1611

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With an Open Mind....Realize it was written years ago, filled with timeless wisdom on how to best live This Life.

As such it is written on many levels and each level conveys it own meaning...one story has many levels of meaning
What is This Life...Primarily This Life is Subjective therefore Mental but Life itself is eternal thereby Spiritual - Consciousness.
Thought we be mental in the here and now we mostly recognize and give attention to our physical existence...and that is the level on which we perceive the bible starts. Our Physical existence is set in a Social Context which is Objective where in we have to deal with other physical beings.

When we begin This Life our first contact is usually with Mother/Father/Parental figures and Siblings or others that play that role as the case maybe from the Mental to the personal to the familial to the tribal to the national etc, in other words the Objective view of Life is reinforce and valued above the Subjective life - The Fall. On the purely Physical level the bible can seem cruel archaic and capricious but one must strive to find the moral or ethic hidden within each law story or tradition that the bible tells - warns of or recommends. If we find the commonality which runs through each and every story the we have reach the sublime the beginning of the Divine.

Always remember that the physical (meanings) is temporary and subject to Time and Place whilst the Mental and Spiritual (meaning) is Eternal and Omnipresent. One must strive to find the Spirit within every story, law, tradition and prophecy.

Bon Voyage it is one of the greatest journeys you will undertake - be unafraid to challenged common assertions.
thank you for your wise words
 

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