Faithful Stewards Bible Ministries, Inc. is an independent Christian non-profit organization devoted to non-partisan, non-denominational Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship. Our purpose is educating people about the Bible through teachings via publications, seminars, home fellowships and large gatherings to encourage the individual to develop a Christ-like fellowship with God and other Christians.
The Bible is the revealed Word and will of God. The Bible as originally given was perfect since God is perfect. It is of supreme, absolute and final authority for all life and godliness. God has a purpose for everything that is written in His Word. Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thingwhereto I sent it.
God told holy men what to write and they wrote it. His Word is profitable. II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God [God-breathed], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
The Bible is not of one’s own interpretation. II Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private [idios, one’s own] interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
However, since it has been translated by men throughout generations, we need to understand the keys to how the Bible interprets itself so we can get back to the original Word of God. The basic keys to the Bible’s interpretation also include understanding history, ancient languages, figures of speech, manners and customs of the times, and archeology.
God’s will for all of mankind is to be saved and to come unto a knowledge of the truth so that the individual could develop a personal relationship with their heavenly Father. I Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Salvation is attained by grace. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
It is attained by confessing Jesus as lord and believing that God has raised him from the dead.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
With this confession, the individual becomes born again of incorruptible seed, joins the family of God and receives the gift of holy spirit.
I Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
To acquire the knowledge of the truth takes time. The individual develops godliness, a true, vital, spiritual relationship with God. As one acquires a knowledge of God, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Scriptures, the person also learns the utilization of the power in the gift of holy spirit. God through this gift has given the Christian the ability to live a godly life.
II Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
The virgin Mary conceived Jesus Christ by means of the power of the Holy Spirit. After living a sinless life, he shed his blood on behalf of mankind as our substitute. God then raised him from the dead. Now he is seated at the right hand of God functioning as the mediator between God and unsaved men, and as the intercessor between God and the born-again one.
I Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
The saved individual is a son of God with the potential to walk in that new love nature by walking by the spirit in the fullness of the new birth realities that the Scriptures teach the saved Christian has. These realities are manifested when the born-again one renews his mind to them.
I John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
When one has received the fullness of the holy spirit, the power from on high, the corresponding nine manifestations of the holy spirit are available for all born-again believers to operate.
I Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.
The Scriptures convey information pertaining to the blessed hope of Christ’s return, which is the personal return of our living lord and savior Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto him.
I Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.