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The Master once said "you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:32

But, what IS truth? The official who handed Jesus to be crucified, Pilate, asked Jesus that question and MANY people today ask that question, because more often than not, TRUTH is relative! "History is written by the victor," and it is ALWAYS accurate, right? Not!! Truth is "relative" on so many levels! One person's "truth" is another person's "fake news."

Returning to John 8, it is interesting (and very important) to point out that Jesus, in saying that truth would set people free, was not speaking in general terms. He said, "You will know THE truth." The use of the article implies that he was thinking about a certain particular truth.

Our problem today is that there are a lot of religious opinions and a lot of different churches today, and everyone is claiming their ideas to be "truth." It is getting to the point where more and more people seem to believe that Bible study is no longer the way to finding that truth Jesus spoke of, even though none of us would have ever known that he made such a statement if it were not recorded in the Bible!

However, it is as if for many today that the Bible WAS important at some point in time in the past, but "for us modern people, we rely upon direct enlightenment" and so "who needs the Bible", they ask... The truth was revealed by Jesus, and his followers, in the New Testament of our Bible. It is where ALL truth about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, sin, punishment, grace, salvation, Heaven, Hell, and many more topics was recorded. It is not like any other book because while it was in fact written by people like you and me, it explains to us that those people were in fact guided by God, so that future generations COULD find THIS truth Jesus spoke of and experience true freedom, through reading, understanding, and following THAT truth.

Studying the Bible is not simply a matter of opening it up and reading. The books contains a lot of material that must be researched, thoughts and ideas that must be organized, and everything must be carefully placed into CONTEXT. Most "religious" people today have no idea how to begin the process of finding the truth Jesus spoke of, and many are turned off to the idea because of what they see in "religion" today.

With all the inconsistencies, arguments, and hypocrisy who can blame them? Unfortunately, it is God himself who blames us! HE gave his SON as a way for everyone to be free. It was GOD himself who created the TRUTH Jesus spoke of. It was GOD who placed that truth in a format that would require people to search and struggle to find THAT truth. FREEDOM was not and IS NOT cheap!

The bottom line is this... "Truth" is not TRUE just because someone claims it to be. God's truth is only what HE SAYS IT TO BE, and as disappointing as that may be, there IS a place and process for anyone wishing to do so to discover THAT truth: Bible study!

The Bible Study Center came to exist for one purpose: to help any person regardless of religious background or current religious convictions to have a place to go to learn what the Bible is, where it came from, and how to find and put into context all the information contained within in order to arrive at a knowledge and understanding of TRUTH.

There is no cost or obligation to their programs, and they will not force you to accept or believe anything - PERIOD! They are good and kind people who really want to help.

THIS is the Bible Study Center! 😀
The Book of Acts was written by Luke, who wrote the Gospel of Luke. He was not an Apostle. He was in fact, a gentile. He was also a doctor and a great historian. Luke wrote the Book of Acts to Theophilus which means "loved of God." Theophilus was probably a Roman Official since Luke greets him as Most Excellent which was a greeting for Roman officials at that time. Unlike the other Gospel writers, Luke probably never met Jesus. A study of the Book of Acts is very important because, (1) Luke teaches that Jesus was the Messiah (proven by fulfillment of prophesy and by His resurrection), (2) Luke teaches us about being baptized with the Holy Spirit, (3) Luke gives us a history of Peter and Paul found nowhere else, (4) we see in the Book of Acts how Christians in the 1st century acted, and how God blessed the church because of these actions, and (5) Luke describes people being "converted" and the change this "conversion" made in their lives. When a person repents of their sin (plural) and is baptized, they are "changed" into a new person. They are no longer a slave to sin, they are a bond servant to God, who is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. This person now lives a completely "different" life. They put away the old sinful, fleshly, nature. They put on the nature of holiness. They are "confident" now, of a home in heaven. They learn more about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit every day. And they grow closer to heaven every singe day.
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Helping people learn to study the Bible for themselves since 1985. All faiths welcome. Classes weekday nights in Cebu City. No donations or obligations.

We offer free Bible classes on a variety of topics including "Jesus: Man of the Bible", "Archaeology and the Bible", "Can We Believe the Bible", "Bible Geography", "Old Testament Survey", "Parables of Jesus" and many more. Our courses are offered in six-week sessions throughout the year or in home-study format through the internet or mail. Our courses and materials are always offered free of charge without any obligation.

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"Do Not Repay Evil With Evil" - Should Christians Go To War (Part 3) 25/10/2021

"Do Not Repay Evil With Evil" - Should Christians Go To War (Part 3)

How did early Christians interpret the teachings of Jesus, his apostles, and the prophecies of the Old Testament? Join us for Part 3 of "Should Christians Go To War?"
https://youtu.be/fHEOmn2fo70

"Do Not Repay Evil With Evil" - Should Christians Go To War (Part 3) The third of a series of lessons on the Early Christian Attitude to War. This part is devoted to looking at ways in which the early Christians expressed thei...

Can Christians Fight in Self-Defense? - Should Christians Go To War (Part 2) 20/10/2021

Can Christians Fight in Self-Defense? - Should Christians Go To War (Part 2)

Can Christians fight in self-defense? What did Jesus mean when he told the disciples to sell their cloak and buy a sword? Join us for part 2 of our discussion on "Should Christians Go To War?".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm9p8crkQpM

Can Christians Fight in Self-Defense? - Should Christians Go To War (Part 2) The second of a series of lessons on the Early Christian Attitude to War. This part discusses some statements of Jesus said which are often thought to allow ...

Should Christians Go To War (Part 1) 13/10/2021

Should Christians Go To War (Part 1)

Should Christians Go to War?
● For most of Christianity for well over 1,000 years, the answer has
been “Yes”
● But that answer has never been unanimous and this question has
never gone away
● This is a question with very serious consequences, both for the
individual and for society as a whole.
● Every Christian has a duty to examine these things for himself and
make a decision based on the evidence

Before you make up your mind, join us on an exploration of the teachings of Jesus and the early church on this extremely important and ever relevant topic. It will not be an easy, quick, or comfortable search, but we hope you find it rewarding and that it will lead you on to greater faith in the only one that can save us from death.

Links to the slides and outlines can be found in the YouTube description box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmtGPScrhA

Should Christians Go To War (Part 1) The first of a series of lessons on the Early Christian Attitude to War. This part covers the teachings of Jesus which would prohibit Christians from partici...

18/08/2021

Finding Peace

It can often seem impossible to find peace in the chaos of today's world, but God has given us everything we need to find that peace in the pages of his Word.

For over 35 years, the Bible Study Center has been dedicated to teaching people how to study the Bible for themselves so that they can discover God's will for their lives. And now our courses are available online for free through platforms like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and Facebook Messenger.

If you would like to start studying the Bible or get some advice on how you can find peace through God's word, contact us today:

Call/Text: 0927-482-6921
Email: [email protected]

22/07/2021

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)

Let us all strive to do those good things which God has prepared for us to do.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)

Let us all strive to do those good things which God has prepared for us to do.

13/04/2021

"God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble." - Psalm 46:1 (ASV)

Let us keep studying the word of God and always remember that our greatest help comes from Him. Stay safe and have a great day.

"God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble." - Psalm 46:1 (ASV)

Let us keep studying the word of God and always remember that our greatest help comes from Him. Stay safe and have a great day.

Timeline Photos 31/03/2021

The Bible Study Center has finally reopened in Cebu City!

Face-to-face classes are limited, but we are offering online Bible studies and our regular home-study materials. Drop by to pick up some materials (with face mask and face shield) and say hi!

For more information on classes and scheduling please send us a message.

As always, everything we offer is FREE!

The Bible Study Center has finally reopened in Cebu City!

Face-to-face classes are limited, but we are offering online Bible studies and our regular home-study materials. Drop by to pick up some materials (with face mask and face shield) and say hi!

For more information on classes and scheduling please send us a message.

As always, everything we offer is FREE!

27/10/2020

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18 (NIV)

Never forget that no matter what difficulties we are experiencing, there is a greater reward coming for those in Christ!

15/10/2020

"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."
Psalm 55:22 (NIV)

An important reminder in dark times.

01/10/2020

TIE A MILLSTONE AROUND THEIR NECK…

Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. So watch yourselves.
Luke 17:1-2 (NIV)

In these verses Jesus warns that causes for stumbling are coming. It won't be good for the person through whom they come, however. He says that it would be better for them to tie a millstone around their neck and be thrown into the sea than to cause someone to stumble! A millstone was (and in some places still is!) used to grind grain and other things. Usually they would take two big round stones which fit on top of one another and turn them and the weight and pressure would grind the grains. Some millstones were quite large and heavy! Obviously, if you had a stone around your neck and jumped into the ocean you would sink down to the very bottom very quickly.

Jesus ends his statement saying “so watch yourselves”. What a warning! What is his point? He is trying to encourage his listeners NOT to cause people to stumble! How could they do this? By teaching something against God’s will or even doing something which might make someone sin or misunderstand God’s will.

What does this mean for us? People are watching and listening to us even if we don’t realize it! We have to be careful to make sure that the things we are doing and saying agree with God’s word and his will. If we are the reason someone doesn’t learn about God or do what is right, how will God feel about us?

Another thing we need to think about is that people can lead us astray! We need to make sure that we don’t just accept what other people say God’s will is, but instead study God’s word for ourselves!

Let’s not just follow or believe what other people say to us, but instead look to God’s word for confirmation! Paul teaches us that God’s word is there to teach us what we should do (2 Timothy 3:16-17)! Let’s be hearers and doers of the word (James 1:22) and please God!

17/09/2020

THE ANGER OF MAN

In his book James warned:

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19-20 NIV)

and in the book of Ephesians Paul warned:

"In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV)

These two verses teach us many things, but the most important thing we can see is that while it's not a sin to be angry we have to be very careful how we act on our anger. When we are angry we have trouble controlling our actions, and we might be very tempted to say or do something that we wouldn't normally do.

Paul warns us that if we allow our anger to take control of us we may sin, and James says that man's anger does not produce God's righteousness. Another way to say this is that our anger doesn't do what is right in God's eyes. This is why we should be very careful to avoid being angry! The devil is looking for any chance to lead us to the wrong path, and anger can help him in this!

How do we resist anger? Get into God's word and learn from examples! Consider Cain who didn't resist his anger but killed his brother because of his jealousy (Genesis 4). Consider Jesus and how he put his anger aside and forgave those who killed him and how he taught us to forgive too (Luke 6:35-36). With God's help and instruction through his word we can conquer anger! Let's dig into his word and learn from him!

10/09/2020

During these uncertain times God can give us the peace that we eagerly seek. Get in His word! 📖

04/09/2020

MIRACLES

Many people look at the miracles in the Bible and doubt its truth because of them. Many people say that miracles can't happen, and that the miracles in the Bible are just exaggerations or myths created by the Bible authors. The most basic fact you must accept before accepting any belief in miracles in the Bible is that God is real and that he is above the limitations of the "laws of nature".

The best and strongest examples of miracles in the Bible is from the life of Jesus himself. His life is full of miracles, and he performed many miracles including healing sicknesses, casting out demons, and raising the dead! But is there any evidence that these things really occurred? Consider the following points:

1 - The stories of these miracles occurring were written down by eyewitnesses to the actual events. The Bible authors were present and actually SAW Jesus do these things!

2 - The miracles were observed by many witnesses. He was in public and people often investigated and confirmed the miracle.

3 - The miracles Jesus performed were not contradicted by his enemies. There were times when the leaders of the Jews who hated Jesus tried to discredit his miracles but were unable (consider John 9, especially verse 24, as a good example of this).

4 - Jesus did many kinds of miracles, not just one. This shows that it was not one "act" which he repeated in every city he visited. Matthew 12:15 says "...and many followed him and he healed them all."

5 - Jesus' life and teachings were in agreement, he did good and taught good everywhere he went.

Miracles were signs to show that the people who performed them were from God (Hebrews 2:4, Acts 2:22). Jesus wasn't the only person who performed them, as the Old Testament shows Moses and the prophets doing them and after Jesus' resurrection his Apostles also performed them.

It's up to you to choose whether or not you believe in the miracles in the Bible. For the Christian who trusts in the power of an Almighty God who can do anything, miracles are a confirmation of just how big our God really is!

28/08/2020

WHO IS THE DEVIL?

Most people know that the devil is evil, but they don't know very much about him. We often picture him with horns, a tail, and a pitchfork sitting on the throne of Hell, but is this really accurate?

The name "Satan" actually means "adversary" or "enemy". This seems an accurate description because he has been an enemy to both God and men since the beginning of the world.

In truth, the scriptures don't give us a full biography about him, but they do teach us some important points:

1 - Satan is a murderer and liar (John 8:44, 1 John 3:8, 12, Matthew 5:37)

2 - He has some power and has been around since the beginning (2 Thessalonians 2:9, Hebrews 2:14, John 8:44, 1 John 3:8, 2 Corinthians 11:4)

3 - He wants to attack us and get us to sin (Job 1-2, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Corinthians 2:11)

4 - He uses our desires against us in our temptations (Matthew 4:1-11, Ephesians 4:27, 1 Corinthians 7:5)

5 - There is a punishment coming for him and all who follow him (Matthew 25:41 and the whole book of Revelation)

Satan is not the king of Hell, and he is not all powerful. We know that he wants to deceive many and lead them astray, but we don't have to follow him! The excuse "the devil made me do it!" isn't true! He can't make you do anything, we always have a choice in every temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13)! If we put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18a) and resist the devil's schemes he will flee from us (James 4:7).

Let's not be afraid but remember who our God is, and let us be courageous to stand up to the devil and not give in to his attacks! We can do it with the help of God through his word!

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Try a FREE class with the Bible Study Center this Tuesday on ZOOM

Still stuck at home during GCQ? Why not try a free class this Tuesday at 7PM.
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11/07/2020

Why does the Bible have TWO Testaments?

Did you know that the word "Bible" means "books"? That is because it is one volume containing 66 individual books. The theme of the Bible has always been God's dealings with man.

The Bible is divided into two basic divisions: The OLD Testament and the NEW Testament. Why?

The Old Testament is the story starting with the creation of the world and going through the story of the nation of Israel, God's chosen people. It tells of the promise to the patriarch Abraham to make a great nation, then the rescue of those people from Egypt, their moving into the Promised Land, and their exile as punishment for disobedience. The very end of the Old Testament is the prophets telling of a future savior who would come and save the people.

The Old Testament has 39 books and was written in Hebrew, which was the language of the Israelites.

The New Testament tells the story of Jesus, the promised savior of the world. It tells of Jesus' birth, life, teachings and miracles, and eventually his death and resurrection. It then continues the story to show the history of the church and then contains letters to different churches which give us important information about many things Jesus didn't specifically talk about.

The New Testament is made up of 27 books and was written in Greek, which was the international language at the time the books were written.

We don't know the exact number of authors of these books, but the estimate is that around 40 people wrote the books of the Bible. They took about 1,500 years to complete, and though many of the authors lived at the same time they most likely didn't know each other. The most amazing thing about this is that when you compare their writings there are no contradictions! (More on why that is in another post)

The message of the Bible is one: God is telling mankind what he expects from us. This is why it's so important to study the Bible! In a time when so many people have different opinions about what right and wrong are, we need to go to the original source of truth and see what HE tells us!

If you don't know where to get started, why not check out our FREE online Bible study classes? Check out our website or send us a message for more information!

It's all FREE here at the BSC ;)

25/03/2020

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV)

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BSC - HWG, Lesson 1

While you're stuck at home because of the community quarantine for coronavirus, have you ever wondered "How We Got the Bible?" If you'd like to find out some of the interesting history of the most influential book in history, you can start the first lesson of our FREE online video course today: https://biblestudycenter.net/BCC-HWG/HWG1.html

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19/03/2020

Since the city of Cebu is now under Community Quarantine we have decided to close the BSC office. All our currently scheduled activities and classes will be postponed until further notice.

We do invite you to check out our website www.biblestudycenter.net for online study materials. We can also try to arrange video classes for those who are interested.

Let's take advantage of the time at home we have to deepen our understanding of God's word and his will for us. The only way to do that is to get study the Bible! Let us help you, it's 100% free!

We also want to encourage everyone to pray. The future may seem uncertain, but we know that whatever happens, God is in control. He is listening to our prayers and he is watching over all that is happening.

Stay safe and healthy!

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