Do you have any suggestions for finding an on-line study partner for Scripture (not Jehovah Witness)?
I am on the teaching team for Adult Sunday School and Women's Bible Study at our local Christian Church. I am passionate about learning from God's Word to us and would like to find one or more discussion groups who are interested in the same. I am not very computer savvy and would like ideas on how or where to look.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I can certainly understand why you would not want to study with JW's. This does not make you a bigot. After examining their doctrine and way of life, you would find out that it is a cult, and very unhealthy way to live.
I am not religious, but here's a bible study site I've looked into before.
Also, if you go to google.com, type in the name of your city and state (or a large city nearest to you), then type in 'online bible study'
I am sorry about all the people who don't bother to answer your question about a bible study partner, but instead try to defend the JWs. You have a right to choose who you study the bible with. Obviously, JWs are viewing this question and defending their 'religion', instead of moving on to some other question that actually applies to them.
- achtung_heissLv 71 decade ago
This questioner's prejudice is regretable, since Jehovah's Witnesses have many fine tools for bible study. Millions of non-Witnesses have benefitted by comparing one or more bibles with 'Kingdom Interlinear', 'New World Translation', and 'Emphatic Diaglott', all exclusively distributed by Jehovah's Witnesses at no charge. Of course, the Witnesses distribute several other bible translations as well, but not exclusively.
In addition, their two-volume bible encyclopedia "Insight on the Scriptures" is a scholarly reference with graphs, timelines, and charts. Jehovah's Witnesses also publish a set of biblical maps called "See the Good Land".
The five titles mentioned above have little doctrinal information, are offered without charge, and would seem to be useful tools to any sincere Christian, albeit one who can overcome his own bigotry against Jehovah's Witnesses.
There are dozens of other Witness publications, and many which are nearly independent of any particular doctrine. Titles include "Commentary on the Book of James", "My Book of Bible Stories", "The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived", and "Learning from the Great Teacher". Jehovah's Witnesses publish in over 300 languages.
- DarcyLv 44 years ago
Aha, just happened to have that quote from a 1967 Watchtower on the table, yes? Amazing!!! More likely it was grabbed from some nitpicking opposer web site. But you are misinterpreting it, which usually happens when a few sentences are pulled from a much larger article of 21 paragraphs. How about a larger quote and some perspective: "THE BIBLE IS AN ORGANIZATIONAL BOOK 7 The Bible itself is an organizational book. The first words written by God’s own finger, the Ten Commandments, were designed to form the basis for the theocratic administration of a national government with the descendants of Jacob or Israel as a chosen people and with Moses as mediator. (Ex. 19:3-8; 31:18) The children of Israel had been slaves in Egypt. Moses bad already freed himself from Egypt’s yoke by fleeing to Midian, where he had lived for forty years. But Jehovah directed him to return to Egypt to represent the Israelites as one united body of people. Jehovah then made a common provision for them all, and any who expected to benefit from it had to act upon it in the same identical manner. All must conform in the selection of an animal, a male sheep or goat one year old, and sprinkle its blood on the doorposts of their houses. Then, by families, they must roast and eat its flesh and leave Egypt en masse about midnight as an orderly body, obeying common instructions and receiving a common deliverance. (Ex. 12:1-13, 21-39) When Jehovah brought them all to Mount Sinai in the wilderness, he gave them his Law organizing them as a theocratic nation. 8 All the Law or Torah that Jehovah inspired Moses to write was for this theocratic organization of Israel. So were all the other books that now comprise the Hebrew Scriptures, or the “Old Testament” as some persons refer to them. But over fifteen centuries later, Paul, himself an Israelite and an apostle of Jesus Christ, wrote concerning these books that make up three-quarters of our Bible: “For all the things that were written aforetime were written for our instruction, that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Rom. 15:4) By this, Paul meant that the Bible, as an instruction book for the theocratic organization of Israel, had now become a book of instructions for the organization of the Christian congregation. 9 As the canon of books of God’s Word was expanded and the Christian Greek Scriptures were added to complete the Bible, each book was written directly to the Christian congregation or to a member of the Christian congregation in its behalf. Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible. For this reason the Bible cannot be properly understood without Jehovah’s visible organization in mind." There is nothing in that quote that says we cannot do individual study or that we frown upon individual study. In fact, Jehovah's Witnesses are constantly urged to study the Bible individually. And more than that, to meditate on what we study, and to apply what we learn.
- PantherempressLv 71 decade ago
Google your religion and then check the websites for study groups. I know Delphi Forums has many study groups.
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- AdamKadmonLv 71 decade ago
I LOVE the fact that you had to point out "not" Jehovah's Witnesses! Why?
Because it shows, even a bigot like you KNEW they would volunteer to help you study the word of god for free! roflmao
I wouldn't have, but then again, I'm not as nice as one of them!
- 1 decade ago
- spankyLv 61 decade ago
my email address is on the profile page and you are welcome to communicate with me and discuss anything in scripture that you would like to. I have had a very good education in seminary school and work with the homeless people in the community that i live in and at the prisons and jails.
- ZippadyDoodaaLv 41 decade ago
What royal prejudice!
Isn't this the absolutely classic example of an anti-Witness bigot?
- DATA DROIDLv 41 decade ago
In your search bar type in "bible study". you will find many.
- 1 decade ago
try I love Jesus.com