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Author and Pastor, Rev. Steven Birnie

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Our Questions Answered Series is designed to answer the most common questions which Christians especially young, encounter as part of their Christian walk. They are a mix of answers from the really interesting to the extremely serious issues and it’s hoped that our articles will indeed provide answers, which are strongly founded on scripture and from experience. With this subject comes some advice, which I personally feel is important for a Christian to consider when debating these questions in our mind because like anything, it can become an unhealthy activity so I hope this short article gives you as the reader some sound mindsets on these important subjects.

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When it comes to our knowledge, God is abundantly clear that he does indeed desire us to not just know him, but understand the teachings, doctrines and revelations contained within his word. Some seek this knowledge with the right heart and other can slip into a state of desiring to be knowledgeable and wise and the latter can be quite destructive indeed. Our call to understand these teachings is always for our own faith first so that we can be reassured, especially when it comes to serious questions, of just how reliable and trustworthy God is. When we’re reassured of this, we can take on this knowledge and share with the right heart. This aspect is crucial because the Word tells us that we can know all knowledge and mysteries yet without love, it’s nothing so it’s so important we understand this so our attitude may be correct.

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Much of the time we seek these answers because we have been particularly challenged whether it be from a genuine question from an unbeliever or one who seeks to run down our faith and the key in both, is attitude. Our mindset in these situations should never be to just prove someone wrong and walk away victorious but to be so sure in our understanding, that we might use the situation for good and draw them to consider their own beliefs. People whether genuine or upset will always respond better to a calm and balanced conversation than one flustered and contentious, so our mindset should always be, to give them something to think about and hopefully, plant the seeds of Jesus Christ.

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Another great mindset to bear in mind is that of the simple fact that these questions and answers, no matter how informative or interesting, will never come close to Jesus and Jesus on the cross. It doesn’t matter what you study, what you consider or what great teaching you hear, the cross of Jesus and our relationship with him, is the most important teaching and experience the Word of God has to offer. Jesus Christ, nothing comes close, not Old Testament Prophecy not The Book of Revelations, Jesus Christ is the primary teaching of God’s Word and on this subject, it can only grow and grow. The reason I’ve shared this is to put many of the subjects you’ll read in their correct light, in that they are indeed secondary teachings contained in God’s Word. That’s not to say they don’t matter, they are just simply secondary teachings and doctrines compared to Christ so I hope, you’ll read these answers with that in mind.

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The last little piece of advice I’d share on this particular subject is again to not allow ourselves to get wrapped up in wrestling with questions and answers in an unhealthy way. It might sound a little strange advice to give however Peter the Apostle, gave a great encouragement on what our mindsets should be. He said – (2nd Peter 3:16 – 18) “….as also in all his (Paul the Apostle) Epistles, speaking in them these things; in which some things are hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they also do with other scriptures…….but grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…”. Peter was speaking of those, who come before the scriptures and become caught up and confused wrestling with the things, in this case which Paul said to the Churches, instead of reading the scriptures in their correct light. Peter discouraged this practice and said instead, showing us the correct light – you grow and grow in the grace of God and on the knowledge our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Our reading of the scriptures whether it be as a regular aspect of your walk or for deep study, should always be for our own faith first, so that we might allow God to build us up in him and give him the opportunity to speak to our hearts however, our main mindset should always be, to not wrestle with scriptures and get confused, but to read so that we might get to know God and his Son more, as our Lord and best friend. There are just simply hundreds upon thousands of subjects and doctrines contained within the scriptures and no man will ever reach the finishing line, the Word is just too vast so I pray, that you will seek these answers for your own faith, so that you might know the mind of God on a far deeper level.

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God bless
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About Pastor Steven

Steven Birnie is a former local Church Minister and the author of Christian publications which include non-fiction, fictional and teaching eBooks with audio sermons. From the north-east coast of Scotland, Pastor Steven is married to Sharon and together, they have two young children called Emily and David. After seven years of training, three years of overseeing youth and young adults and, three years of being the Assistant Pastor in his local Church, Pastor Steven moved on to focus on writing Christian Publications. In the future, he hopes to open a Christian Children’s Home in his home town and write The Tribulation Soldier, his newest Series of Fictional, Military EBooks on the End Times, the Rapture and the Tribulation Period, as a 2.5 Million Word Series. But despite continuing pastoral work and writing, Steven remains devoted to his children, enjoying his family life with caravan holidays in the Highlands, fishing, canoeing and his favourite pastime, riding his motorbike through the Scottish countryside.