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 [[https://store.kjv1611.org/how-to-teach-the-bible/ | How to Teach the Bible by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman]] [[https://store.kjv1611.org/how-to-teach-the-bible/ | How to Teach the Bible by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman]]
  
-**Lesson 1: Believe the Book**+==== Lesson 1: Believe the Book ====
  
 [p.4-5] There are no Bible teachers alive today who can produce Bible believers unless they themselves believe "the Book" to be the Bible. Infidelity produces infidels. Doubt produces doubters. Egotism produces fools. To pretend that you are a Bible believer because you are loyal to a pile of lost scraps of paper that no one has ever seen is not only cowardly, it is moronic. [p.4-5] There are no Bible teachers alive today who can produce Bible believers unless they themselves believe "the Book" to be the Bible. Infidelity produces infidels. Doubt produces doubters. Egotism produces fools. To pretend that you are a Bible believer because you are loyal to a pile of lost scraps of paper that no one has ever seen is not only cowardly, it is moronic.
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 [p.6] If you sit in judgment on the Book, then YOU are the final judge. You are superior to the Book, and that is the message you will convey to every young man who sits in front of you. [p.6] If you sit in judgment on the Book, then YOU are the final judge. You are superior to the Book, and that is the message you will convey to every young man who sits in front of you.
  
-**Lesson 2: Use of Reference Material**+==== Lesson 2: Use of Reference Material ====
  
 [p.7] The first fundamental was to believe the Book that was to be taught... If he does not believe it, he does not have any business teaching it. [p.7] The first fundamental was to believe the Book that was to be taught... If he does not believe it, he does not have any business teaching it.
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 [p.13] The third basic fundamental of the Bible teacher is this: always pray for wisdom and understanding as you prepare to teach, and never trust your own wisdom or understanding as being sufficient to the task. Assume that you are WICKED and IGNORANT and CARELESS when it comes to the Holy Bible. Assume that it is HOLY and you still have an ungodly Adamic nature which resents, resists, and objects to some things God is going to say (Gen 3.1-4). Ask the Holy Ghost to teach the class, to open the eyes of the students to His revelation, englighten their understanding of His teachings, and illuminate their minds with His precepts, according to His understanding of the Book. He is the interpreter (Luke 24.45; Gen 40.8; Dan 2.28, 30), not you or ANY SCHOLAR YOU READ ANYWHERE, especially the "good, godly ones"--they are the worst in the lot, for their profession is deceptive; it catches you "off guard." [p.13] The third basic fundamental of the Bible teacher is this: always pray for wisdom and understanding as you prepare to teach, and never trust your own wisdom or understanding as being sufficient to the task. Assume that you are WICKED and IGNORANT and CARELESS when it comes to the Holy Bible. Assume that it is HOLY and you still have an ungodly Adamic nature which resents, resists, and objects to some things God is going to say (Gen 3.1-4). Ask the Holy Ghost to teach the class, to open the eyes of the students to His revelation, englighten their understanding of His teachings, and illuminate their minds with His precepts, according to His understanding of the Book. He is the interpreter (Luke 24.45; Gen 40.8; Dan 2.28, 30), not you or ANY SCHOLAR YOU READ ANYWHERE, especially the "good, godly ones"--they are the worst in the lot, for their profession is deceptive; it catches you "off guard."
  
-**Lesson 3: Pray for Wisdom**+==== Lesson 3: Pray for Wisdom ====
  
 See the last comment. See the last comment.
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 That is the only way to teach the Bible. There is no other honest way to do it. That is the only way to teach the Bible. There is no other honest way to do it.
      
-**Lesson 4: Mechanics**+==== Lesson 4: Mechanics ====
  
 [p.21-22] Personally, I believe (and I could be wrong) that the best way to teach the Bible is to take a basic Book in it (like Genesis, John, Romans, or 1Thessalonians) and teach the student verse by verse, expounding each word in each verse. That way it is possible to teach about ten courses at one time. As you expound the passage, you discuss the history of the verse (Bible history), what the verse means doctrinally (Biblical Theology), how it was used by theologians (Systematic and Dogmatic Theology), how it is constructed (Grammatical Exegesis), where it fits into the whole Bible (Biblical Exegesis and Biblical Hermeneutics), and what Bible critics have said about it (Higher and Lower Criticism). You can apply the verse spiritually when you get through with it and by so doing cover Practical Exegesis and Practical Theology. To do this you must be acquainted with a vast spectrum of knowledge that would include the major systematic theologians, church history, the teaching of the major cults and heresies, Greek and Hebrew texts, Bible commentators and expositors, and practical experience in the ministry.  [p.21-22] Personally, I believe (and I could be wrong) that the best way to teach the Bible is to take a basic Book in it (like Genesis, John, Romans, or 1Thessalonians) and teach the student verse by verse, expounding each word in each verse. That way it is possible to teach about ten courses at one time. As you expound the passage, you discuss the history of the verse (Bible history), what the verse means doctrinally (Biblical Theology), how it was used by theologians (Systematic and Dogmatic Theology), how it is constructed (Grammatical Exegesis), where it fits into the whole Bible (Biblical Exegesis and Biblical Hermeneutics), and what Bible critics have said about it (Higher and Lower Criticism). You can apply the verse spiritually when you get through with it and by so doing cover Practical Exegesis and Practical Theology. To do this you must be acquainted with a vast spectrum of knowledge that would include the major systematic theologians, church history, the teaching of the major cults and heresies, Greek and Hebrew texts, Bible commentators and expositors, and practical experience in the ministry. 
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 [p.24-25] Early in teaching the Bible, the student should be shown the eight major DIVISIONS of the Book. You do not have to call them "dispensations" or anything else... Any student who grasps that simple, fundamental, Biblical outline will start his Bible studies AHEAD of the faculties, staffs, and graduates of every major conservative university, college, or seminary in the world.  [p.24-25] Early in teaching the Bible, the student should be shown the eight major DIVISIONS of the Book. You do not have to call them "dispensations" or anything else... Any student who grasps that simple, fundamental, Biblical outline will start his Bible studies AHEAD of the faculties, staffs, and graduates of every major conservative university, college, or seminary in the world. 
  
-**Lesson 9: Some Problems**+==== Lesson 9: Some Problems ====
  
 [p.60-61] When you hit an apparently discrepancy... use either my book on //The "Errors" in the King James Bible// or Halley's //Alleged Discrepancies// or both. Always try to explain the apparently contradiction using the English text only, comparing Scripture with Scripture. The Greek and Hebrew may be used to reinforce these matters at times, but be very careful in using them, never forgetting that "running to the Greek and the Hebrew" is SOP in the Alexandrian Cult and is designed to accomplish three things in addition to "clearing up the discrepancy": [p.60-61] When you hit an apparently discrepancy... use either my book on //The "Errors" in the King James Bible// or Halley's //Alleged Discrepancies// or both. Always try to explain the apparently contradiction using the English text only, comparing Scripture with Scripture. The Greek and Hebrew may be used to reinforce these matters at times, but be very careful in using them, never forgetting that "running to the Greek and the Hebrew" is SOP in the Alexandrian Cult and is designed to accomplish three things in addition to "clearing up the discrepancy":
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   - Reduce you to the level of ignorance of the Greek or Hebrew scholar.   - Reduce you to the level of ignorance of the Greek or Hebrew scholar.
  
-**Lesson 11: Topics**+==== Lesson 11: Topics ====
  
 [p.75] I believe the best way to teach the Book verse by verse, beginning in Genesis in the Old Testament and possibly 1Thessalonians or Romans in the New Testament. [p.75] I believe the best way to teach the Book verse by verse, beginning in Genesis in the Old Testament and possibly 1Thessalonians or Romans in the New Testament.
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