I was Hooked from the Beginning (By: CP)
By Joe Keim
May 1, 2023
My parents receive The Amish Voice. There was an advertisement within of a book called What do the Amish Believe. I sent for it immediately, and with that book came the first lesson (in The ABC’s of Christian Growth course), ‘Assurance of Salvation.’ I was hooked from the beginning! I believe that Jesus did His work within me, forgave my sins, gave me the Holy Spirit, made me born again, and has given me eternal life!
My Bishop once said that he believes the Holy Spirit does not work as powerfully within the believer as He did back in the times of severe persecution, and that he thinks we should rather just allow the church to lead us and make our decisions, rather than thinking we know what’s best. I didn’t believe that at all. Please pray for me that I can respect my bishop and ministers in spite of their weaknesses. —CP.
Dear CP, Greetings in the name of the Lord. We at Plowman’s Academy are excited to hear how much you enjoyed the first lesson. The Bible is the only book that can be read and studied over and over, yet find new truths in it. That is because it’s the living words of God and God alone – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” —John 1:1
“All scripture is give by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” —2 Timothy 3:16.
That is the whole purpose of Plowman’s Academy – to have students study the Scriptures and be instructed in righteousness. The courses and lessons are only a guide to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” —2 Timothy 2:15.
They do not take the place of the Bible or add to the Bible in any way.
We pray that your study of Scripture will prompt you to become a life-long student of the Bible.
Matthew 2:24-25 says: “Therefore whosoever hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not for it was founded upon a rock.”
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