On this website, we’re defining Bible Studies as the study of various Bible subjects and Christian virtues. For instance, forgiveness is a virtue, which is discussed in this study. The 10 Commandments may not be a virtue; however, it is a biblical subject therefore it is found in this subheading.
The apostle Peter wrote: "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity" (2 Peter 1:5-7).
I believe it was Kenneth Copeland who defined virtue as “a superhuman act… There is something about virtue that makes you look superhuman“. This is what I’m talking about when I refer to Christian virtues. This goes beyond the nature of man, the flesh of man. This is only something that God Himself can produce.
Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that ye are
my disciples, if ye have love one to another…” (John 13:35). So, the thing that
sets us apart is not our conduct, church attendance, or even our holiness.
It’s love! His love being poured in us. Then once we receive His great love we
go out and love others (1John 4:19, NIV).
Bible Subjects will also be found here under Bible Studies. Bible subjects can consist of many things; a couple of which are the study of an apostle or the rapture. These subjects are to give just a basic understanding of the Bible, and not to go too in-depth. However, they can still be life altering and changing. For instance, when you know and understand apostles are for today, and that the first church had more than just 12, this will empower you over the enemy.
These Bible studies will help establish you in the Word; knowing and understanding the truth. Giving you a firm foundation in life. I consider these to be Christian theology. I understand when people think theology they think doctrine (e.g. the trinity, omnipotent, etc). However, here at Day 41 we consider Christian theology the study of Christ’s attributes (see Devotionals).
It’s our prayer that you’d receive a better relationship with
our Lord and Savior through these Bible studies. After all, our main goal is
that you have a deep, intimate relationship with Jesus.
If you study the 10 Commandments out accurately they are a virtue. For they are not only the power of God as it pertains to moral excellence, but constitute the fundamentals of all modern laws ever written in all societies.
Hence, why the fruit of the Sprit are considered virtues. This is a supernatural act of God on behalf of His people. Note: the fruit of the Spirit is just that—His fruit. We receive all fruit the moment we receive Christ. However, our hearts may have to first be cultivated before it manifest this fruit.
I’m not saying these aren’t important. After all, the Word speaks of all three of these things (Phil 1:27; Heb 10:25, 12:14).
1 John 4:19 reads “We love because he first loved us” (NIV). It’s impossible to live out the greatest commandment (Mat 22:37), if we don’t first receive His great love for us.
I believe it was Kris Vallotton Jesus spoke to and
said, that we are now in the last apostolic age. In other words, it is this
age, this season, that will usher in the Second Coming.
Jesus had the twelvv apostles (Luke 6:12-16). Most of us understand that. But when you study Luke 10:1, NIV, these were also apostles. And, what about Paul (Eph 1:1), James the brother of Jesus (James 1:19), and Barnabas (Acts 14:14)?
In Luke 10 Jesus sent out seventy-two others. When studying this out we understand these were apostles. (Look at the gifts they flowed in and the gift of an apostle.) It wasn’t until after they returned that Jesus said, “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven”. Satan didn’t fall until the apostles functioned in their gifts.