The Study of Scripture
by Arlen L. Chitwood


Foreword   Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 3   


Chapter 4  Chapter 5   Chapter 6    Chapter 7   


Chapter 8  Chapter 9   Chapter 10  Chapter 11


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Foreword   Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 3


Chapter 4   Chapter 5   Chapter 6   Chapter 7


Chapter 8   Chapter 9  Chapter 10   Chapter 11



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There are no shortcuts to the study of Scripture.  Coming into a knowledge of the Word of God takes time and effort; and it is a continuous, lifelong process that one never completes.

A person progressively comes into a knowledge of the Word over time as he applies himself to study.  The Word of God is received into his saved human spirit; and, within this process, the Holy Spirit takes the Word and leads that individual “into all truth,” “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” — comparing Scripture with Scripture (John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13) — leading him from immaturity to maturity.

However, though there are no shortcuts, there are correct ways to look upon and study Scripture that will pay huge dividends.  And that’s what this book, The Study of Scripture, is mainly about.

A person can study Scripture from an incorrect perspective throughout his life and not really learn that much about it.  On the other hand, a person can study Scripture from a correct perspective and, over time, learn a great deal about it.

For example, one MUST understand that Genesis 1:1-2:3 forms a foundational framework upon which the whole of the remainder of Scripture rests.  This is fundamental and primary, which is the reason a person reading this book will find so much time spent relating the whole of Scripture to that which is revealed at the beginning, in Genesis 1:1-2:3.

Then understanding such things as how and why God divides mankind as He does (Jews, Gentiles, and Christians), or understanding the ages and dispensations as they relate to these divisions of mankind, becomes fundamental and primary with respect to properly understanding the relationship between the foundational framework (Genesis 1:1-2:3) and the remainder of Scripture (Genesis 2:4ff)

Everything is tied together after some fashion, and the more one sees and understands different things about Scripture from a correct perspective, the more all things throughout Scripture simply and naturally fall into place.  And the inverse of that is equally true, for the latter is dependent on the former.