It is so important for individuals to know the Bible for themselves and study it so they understand things in the right context, because there are people out there whose sole purpose is to try and devalue the Bible by putting their own spin on the scriptures. However for those who are willing to study it, the Bible interprets itself.
A person can take a scripture and use it to justify a particular action, e.g. in the times of slavery, the Bible was used to justify why it was ok and people used scriptures like:
Genesis 9:25-27 (Noah curses Ham’s descendent Canaan)
A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
And he said,
Blessed be the Lord God of Shem;
And Canaan shall be his servant.
God shall enlarge Japheth,
And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;
And Canaan shall be his servant
Saying that the curse of Ham was black skin.
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God
This is just to show you how dangerous it can be to use scripture in the wrong way, because in the space of 400 years, millions of people were taken from their homes, killed and mistreated based on wrong interpretation and misuse of the scriptures.
Today people are now using the mistakes of others in the past to justify new bad behavior. So the say things like:
“The Bible was used to suppress black people, women, Jews and other minority groups and now it is being used to suppress me in my alternative lifestyle”.
You see people can misuse the Bible BUT the true message of the Bible has never changed and will never change.
You have to study it for yourself, because there are so called scholars out there and men of the clothe, that will try to make you look like the crazy one for standing up for what the Bible truly teaches.
This should not come as a surprise because we are living in the last days and these things were predicted before hand:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away
2 Peter 3: 3-4
First of all you must understand this In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us by saying, "What happened to the Messiah's promise to return? Ever since our ancestors died, everything continues as it did from the beginning of creation
So if you do not know what to stand for, you will fall for anything. So as Paul said to Timothy; “Study to show yourself approved, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
In our industry of Network Marketing, there are people out there whose purpose is to try and ridicule our industry. Many people do it for various reasons:
1. Some are Internet Marketers trying to entice people to join their program
2. Some are people who tried it, failed at it and now have a cause to pursue through blogging
3. Some people are just ignorant to the industry and because like to write about various topics to be seen as a knowledge base, and our industry is just anyone topic.
If a person is not sold out to what they are doing and believe in it wholeheartedly, they will read what these people write and allow their negativity to steal their dreams.
You will always be able to find negativity about anything, the internet is a big place, so you better believe that somewhere on the net you will find someone writing something negativity about Reliv. So you always have to ask yourself:
1. What is their motive?
2. How is their opinion going to help you reach your goals.
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