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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)
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 in more depth, 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 rga022.htm has some notes on such pitfalls, and it also provides a number of easy keys to deeper understanding of the Scriptures.
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 people who use the Scriptures as the source, when trying to find out what Jesus and the apostles really taught.
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Easy keys to deeper understanding of the Scriptures. → rga022.htm
What does the word “righteous” really mean? What does the Bible say about righteousness? → rga083.htm
What does the Bible say about authority? Who has biblical, spiritual or religious authority? Who can speak for God? → rsa062.htm
What does the word “doctrine” really mean and refer to? Likewise, what is the meaning of the terms “dogma”, “creed” and “tenet”? → rsa082.htm
What does the word “faith” mean? What is true faith? → rba092.htm
A challenge to all believers, regarding something important. → rwa062.htm
Worshipping God. What does the Bible say about worship, in connection with the New Covenant? → raa042.htm
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