Why Learn the New Testament Letters!

Learning and obeying the things that the apostles taught in practice is a safeguard for you.

If you learn the teachings of the apostles, they will protect you from the schemes and tricks of false teachers, false prophets, false apostles, false Christs, and false brothers.

If you do not learn what the apostles taught, you will be like a sheep in the midst of a pack of wolves.

The problem you will face with all these wolves is that they come dressed in sheep's clothing.

2 Peter 1 "There is no private interpretation of scripture!

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation.

For prophecy never came by the will of man.

But holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Peter says that there is no private interpretation of scripture.

Knowing this will protect you from the myriads of false teachers and groups who have their own private interpretations.

There are five writers of these 21 books.

They are Paul, James, Peter, John, and Jude.

The first four of them are apostles of Jesus.

Although Jude was not an apostle, he was a brother of Jesus.

 The apostles were handpicked and personally trained by Jesus Himself.

Matthew 28:18-20!

"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.

And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen.

Go make disciples of all the nations!

The apostles were with Jesus daily for about three years.

After his resurrection, Jesus told them that he had been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

He then commanded them to go make disciples of all the nations, and he gave them the authority to accomplish this.

Although we do play a part in making disciples, the only authority that we have, is based on what the apostles wrote in their letters.

In this present world, the only thing that we can completely trust is God's word.

The only thing that we actually know about the teachings, traditions, and commands of the apostles, are what they wrote in their letters, plus what is written in the book of Acts.

Anything else is just hearsay.

The five writers were unique.

Each of the five writers had their own unique gifting, personality, and style of writing.

You can look at them as five special friends.

Each of their books has a special message that is important for you to learn and know.

Before I started studying the scriptures seriously, my thinking was quite different than it is now.

I have discovered that when the scripture says his thoughts are higher than ours, that it really is true.

Studying the scriptures is like learning a new language.

When learning the letters in the New Testament, there are three helpful things that you can do.

1sy, listen to the scriptures.

Some people have difficulty listening to the scriptures. I think this is usually because they have not practiced enough.

Think about this:

When people heard the word of God in the first century, they did not have a Bible to follow along; they just listened.

2nd, examine the scriptures by book and chapter.

It is helpful to see the overall contents of a book and the contents of each chapter in the book.

You can use my outline of every book of the Bible.

You can download it for free on this site.

3rd, examine the scriptures verse by verse.

When you zero in on the scriptures verse by verse, you will see things that become obvious and clear.

When this happens, it will change your mind.

And then it will change your life!

The letters in the New Testament, tie the Old Testament law and prophets together with the Gospel of Christ.

For example, the Book of Hebrews shows that the new covenant based on the blood sacrifice of Jesus, is better than the old covenant in every way.

A Verse-by-Verse study tool

On this website, you can use a Verse-by-Verse study tool for each of the New Testament letters.

These studies can also be found on ourYouTube Channel at

www.youtube.com/@GodsWordOnline>

Learning the New Testament letters is not easy!

But you can, if it is important to you.

If you learn the letters in the New Testament, you will never regret it.