If you could only have 5 books of the Bible... ?

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DanielC

Puritan Board Freshman
As horrible as the thought may be, if you could only have five books of the Bible to read for the rest of your life, which ones would you choose?

Here's my choices to begin:
Psalms
Deuteronomy
John
Hebrews
Revelation



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Craig

Puritan Board Senior
This would be a lot easier if I were a dispensationalist....I'll try anways:

Gospel of John
Genesis
Exodus
Psalms
Galatians
 

SmokingFlax

Puritan Board Sophomore
Oh man!

This IS a tough one...

my first no-think response goes like this:

Genesis

Psalms

Matthew

Romans

Revelation

Of course if I weren't such a slacker I would have some books MEMORIZED by now... :rolleyes:
 

DanielC

Puritan Board Freshman
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Jude[/quote:172cfbc605]

Hmm... thats the first time I've ever heard that one as an answer. I'm interested - why Jude?
 

Bladestunner316

Puritan Board Doctor
Its a very short and poetic epistle about false teachers plus it has two references to non canonical literature that absolutelly fascinate me to no end.

blade

Jude

9Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"

14Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
 

C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
Memorize the epistle and then see how it affects your daily walk as a "contender" of the "faith" and one who serve "Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign and Lord."

VERY helpful little epistle. William Jenkyn wrote a 3500 page commentary on it. :yes:
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Clerk
Psalms
Isaiah
Luke
Romans
Revelation (no, not for Dispensational reasons!)

I know I will show my true liberalism concerning bible versions, Blade, but I tend to use the RSV due its poetic nature. Granted, its study notes operate on a naturalistic epistemology, but when it comes to the poetic books of the bible (and Revelation) it is beautiful, kinda like a cobra--deadly, but fascinating at times.
 
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JonathonHunt

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There seems to be quite a consensus on some books:

Mine are:

Genesis
Psalms
Isaiah
John
Romans
 

voided user1

Puritan Board Freshman
The fact that this is even a thought that passes through our heads points to the truth that God's ways are higher and better than ours. If we truly believe in the sufficiency and inspiration of Scripture we realize to be without any portion of Scripture would leave us lacking something God gave us to understand him more fully.

Craig- I was an honest, questioning Dispensationalist for years. The thought of it being easy to cast off Scripture books was never there for me or anyone I knew.

If I had to pick which book of the Bible is needed most at the present hour, I'd have to say 1 John. But, there I go again committing heresy. We need ALL of God's Word for ALL of life.
 
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