Like in secular things, there really is no end to learning in the kingdom of God. God has promised the Holy Spirit who indwells in us. He guides us as we study the Bible, which is our instruction manual. How will we obey God if we don't know what He wants from us? How will we relate to Him if we don't know what He's like? We can know what God is like and what He wants us to do by reading His word! It is a good practice to finish reading the Bible once every year. If you like using computers, here is a list of computer based study aids that you may find helpful. The Go-Bible website has Bible software that can be used on a pda device/cellphone. Before you set out to learn many things, two clarifications are in order:
- Everything mentioned below is not of equal importance. For instance, the person and work of Jesus Christ, as given in the Bible is of utmost importance, whereas church history of the last 2000 years is not a part of God's word, and thus not as important (although it is definitely profitable to study).
- Some of these topics have been linked to outside sources because there's no point in my reinventing the wheel when others have already done a good job of it. However, when you read or hear any person (including me), you cannot completely trust and blindly accept what is said. You need to have a Berean attitude: "These [the Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word [which Paul preached] with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily, [to see] whether these things are so." (Acts 17:11). Check everything you read and hear with the Bible!
Here are some things to learn:-
For new believers
The basics of our world (The real Brief History of Time!)
The Lord Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit
Eschatology - the things related to the last days
Am I too particular about unnecessary things? If you have doubts on any of these things, feel free to contact me