The Bible Pages – on the goal and purpose of this site

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This site is not connected to any church or religious organisation. In other words, it looks at things from a biblical perspective, and not from a dogmatic one.

Consider what Jesus said to his disciples:

Matthew 23:8 “But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 “And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 “And do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. (NASB77)

Yes, it is true that Jesus said that to his disciples and not to people of our day, but certainly, those words have an application even today.

The goal of this site is to provide people “food for thought” and to challenge and encourage them to get started with deeper bible-study and then continue with it. It is important to find out what the Scriptures actually say and mean, instead of accepting as “truth” whatever some church or preacher wants people to believe. When one personally studies the Bible, one can gradually form a better basis for decisions in regard to how one should act and live.

A note: There are many pitfalls, in connection with bible-study. It is important to avoid them, or else one’s study will lead to wrong conclusions. The article nga020.htm has some notes on such pitfalls, and it also provides a number of easy keys to deeper understanding of the Scriptures.

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A note: The author of these pages is getting old and is not in very good health. It is not clear how long he will be able to keep up the site. It could even be that this site ceases to exist. For that reason, he decided to make it possible to download the whole site, in one single ZIP-file, for local browsing, offline. See the page npa040.htm. (Check that page later, for updated versions.)

Regarding this writer’s religious education, and the matter of ‘credentials’.

One of the meanings of the word “credentials” is “certificate”, “diploma”. In the religious world, it often is that only those who have a diploma from some Catholic, Protestant, Baptist or similar institution [of religious indoctrination], are considered to be “credible”. In other words: The “religious establishment” does not like those who use the Scriptures as the source, when trying to find out what Jesus and the apostles really taught.

The author of the articles here has not attended any institute of religious indoctrination. Instead, he has spent much time in deep study of the Bible, in order to find out what it actually says.

On quoting and sharing with others.

Quoting: You can quote shorter passages from the articles at this site, provided that you mention the source by stating that the quote comes from ‘the Bible Pages’. State also the full internet address (URL) to the article in question. Example: If the quote is for instance from the page nga020.htm, then it should be marked “The Bible Pages,”. Include also a date. The quote must be an exact, not edited wording, but you should remove eventual web links from the quoted text. If you need an “author name” for the quote, make that to “The Bible Pages,”.

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Advice on adjusting text-size and page margins for print-out, in web browsers.

How one sets the text-size for print-out, varies in different web browsers and word processing programs. In certain browsers, one must first toggle the menu-bar “on”. For instance in Internet Explorer 11, this is done by right-clicking one of the bars at the top and then marking the tick-box for menu-bar “on”.

For setting the text size for print-out, look for “Print preview” or “Print format” in your browser’s File menu, and find the box for setting the scale- or zoom-factor, and select “100%” or whatever fits your needs. (If you cannot find such a box in the “print preview” dialogue, look for a box with the words “Shrink to fit”, and change that to a fitting value, for instance “100%”.)

Some browsers have neither menu bars nor settings for text size in print-out. In such a case, you might want to use another browser.

A note: Some browsers do not print web pages properly. If you have that problem, try another browser.

If you want to adjust page margins and headers and footers, look for “Print Format” in your browser’s File menu. (Please note that in that menu, the changes that you make, often become the “default”, until you change those settings again.)

Recommended reading here at the Bible Pages

Easy keys to deeper understanding of the Scriptures. → nga020.htm

What does the word “righteous” really mean? What does the Bible say about righteousness? → nga081.htm

What does the Bible say about authority? Who has biblical, spiritual or religious authority? Who can speak for God? → nsa060.htm

What does the word “doctrine” really mean? Likewise, what is the meaning of the terms “dogma”, “creed” and “tenet”? → nsa080.htm

What does the word “faith” mean? What is true faith? → nba091.htm

A challenge to all believers, regarding something important. → nwa060.htm

Worshipping God. What does the Bible say about worship, in connection with the New Covenant? → naa040.htm

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