I feel it is important to supply a list of Christian resources for anyone who reads this article to check out and even tell others about. I'm not trying to peddle anything here but I believe there are helps and aids that can assist in our growth in the Word.
Strong's Exhaustive KJV Concordance is a massive book that contains every word in the Bible in alphabetical order. So if there is a word in a verse that you want to find but you can't remember that verse or exactly how it goes, just flip the concordance open and find that word you know is in the verse you want to find. Let's say you want to find the verse that says, "For by grace are ye saved," and you don't know where in the New Testament it is located, but you do know it is in the N.T. So, go to where the "G's" are and find the word grace. Then scroll down the list of verses that have the word grace in them and start looking for that particular sentence, "For by grace are ye saved."
Now, let's say you remembered it is from Ephesians. So simply scroll down until you find the abbreviation for Ephesians, then carefully examine the verses listed that have the word "grace" in them. There are 12 verses in Ephesians by the way that has grace in them. But you just want the verse, "For by grace are ye saved." Just so you know, the Strong's Concordance only contains enough of the verse you need that has the word you want in it.
So "For by grace are ye saved" in the concordance is listed thusly:
Eph 2:8 by grace are ye saved through faith;
And there you go! Easy as pie. You just found the verse and the book and chapter containing the word you wanted. Trust me, your concordance next to your Bible will be the greatest resource you will have, so keep it next to your Bible at all times. And keep them both in a place where you can study efficiently too.
If you happen to be a word enthusiast like me, the Strong's Concordance (at least the one I have) has dictionaries of the Hebrew and Greek words with references to the English words in it. They come in VERY handy!
Now, another good resource is the Vine's Old and New Testament Expository Dictionary. This helps you identify the meaning of words you might have trouble with in the King James Version. It is in alphabetical order as well.
Another book that is really good is called the Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Time Lines. You can find it in any Christian bookstore. Another good resource is Gail
Riplinger's New Age Bible Versions. This is a giant-sized 699 page book at exposes the false Bibles out there and the New Age movement's version of Christ. I highly recommend this book!
Foxe's Christian Martyr's Edited and Abridged Edition from Barbour Publishing, 2005 is another great resource. John Foxe chronicled the lives and martyrdom of Christians since the Apostles. His other main book, Foxe's Book of Martyrs goes a little deeper and is just as good.
Last but not least is Josephus-The Complete Works, translated by William Whiston, 1998, Thomas Nelson Publishing. Josephus was a Jewish historian, born in 30 or 33 A.D., where he lived before, during and after the tribulational horrors that Jesus foretold in Matthew 24 which befell Jerusalem, the Temple and surrounding regions at the hands of the Romans. His writings are first-hand eyewitness accounts of what happened. Get this book by all means!
I hope this list of resources will at least get you going and if you find other resources to help you then great!
Godspeed and God Bless!
"Brethren (brothers), the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen."
Thank you so much for supplying these Christian Resources to the FW reader. I shall try to get the last one. The first-mentioned was recommended to me before but I didn't get a chance to purchase it. Hopefully, I should be able to do so now. Do have a happy and prosperous New Year and thanks once again.