That You May Know (TYMK)
This site is experimental in nature; a brain dump in personal studies and writings. You are welcome here. Someday someone might organize it.
- You should write a book. I think more people need to hear about this. This has set me free. -- text from a student in my Sunday School class.
- I have seen so much growth in my sisters (including the one quoted above) that I praise God for the teaching. -- Older brother.
I was invited to teach the young adults in a church where the leaders had identified them as being at risk of leaving the church. This particular group had been through multiple church splits as children, had the seemingly ubiquitous generation gap between the parents and children, and a cultural gap since the children were more Americanized than the ethnic church of their parents.
I didn't go there to fix any of that. For nearly 20 years, I had been learning to read the Bible from the New Testament authors, which reveals what some have called the sensus plenior of scripture. It is the "mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God" Eph 3:9
It was time for me to begin sharing what I had learned in a systematic way. I began to teach Hebrew so that the students could understand the connections made between verses separated by ages and volumes. I taught how to determine the meaning of symbols, shadows, prophetic riddles and more.
I thought I had great patience as I covered the material many times in many ways. Then I realized that most had not been learning the Hebrew and probably never would. But before I could get discouraged, I received that note.
She explained that it was not the learning of Hebrew that changed her life, but the doctrine taught; clarified by reading the scriptures the way the New Testament authors did, that made her know it was true, and so she could trust God with her life.
This is the reason for starting again on this web site. This time we will examine the doctrine of the Bible as revealed through the sensus plenior... and let the sheep hear his voice.
That you may know (TYMK)
- Isa 43:10 Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.