Initally, I didn't posses a thirst for the wisdom enveloped in the Bible. In fact, it wasn't until a few years ago
did I put forth the effort to sit down and thoroughly study the word. In doing so, I immediately became overwhelmed
by its rich historical wisdom.
So much, reading the Bible gave my soul an abundance of nourishment. Coincidentally, over time I learned
that incoporating the scriptures in my everyday life gave me the power to overcome many task I once lacked the ability
to do. In fact, I grew to understand the importance of actually feeding on the wisdom encompassed in the scriptures.
However, there were many aspects of the scriptures that left me perplexed. Surprisingly, throughout history, scholars
initiated the practice of revising the text. And it is such changes that have become the root of countless souls falling
That is the first reason why I found the scriptures so enthralling. When I read Revelation Twenty-two verses eighteen
and nineteen, I was taken aback with discombobulation. Contrary to popular belief, no one was ever suppose to change
the scriptures. That is the second reason why I yearned to know the word.
Once I acquired a sincere thirst; I immediately found out how much more I didn't understand about religion. This
is why I elected to become an ordained minister. Finding my way to the Universal Life Church Monastery was very rewarding.
There, I found the importance of networking with others who too, had become renewed through the word. Suddenly, it was
as if God had taken a personal interest in showing me the significance of studying the word and the importance of applying
it to my life.
Today, I now know never to interpret the scriptures. Furthermore, I learned that I should
never assume I know everything about God. Doing so, not only deprives me but others as well.