Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I would like to draw your attention on the approaches we take on bible study. Ming Ding Doctrine initiated a quite different approach for bible study. The paragraph below summarizes that approach. We encourage you to read it before proceeding to the bible study materials.
Firstly, we are not archaeologists, trying to verify the facts of historical events. That will not lead us anywhere and consume all our energy on something never being the intention of the authors of books in the bible.
Secondly, we are not critics, spending a lot of time to criticize the figures in bible, especially the people has the favor of God, for example, Moses, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Joseph, etc. It is very popular today to criticize these figures in scrupulous details. We know that they are not perfect. Fortunately they are not perfect so that we could have a chance to gain favor from God by faith. These are people of faith. They might not understand everything God commanded them, but they did according to how God instructed them. Moses built the tabernacle for God according to what God instructed with no variation. King David and Solomon built the temple according to what God revealed to David with no variation. That should be the attitude we hold in building the church and the church will surely see the presence of almighty God.
The approach we take in bible study:
Number 1: The bible is a letter God wrote to us human beings. We should try our best to understand what God was trying to reveal to us. Just like someone who wrote a letter to us, we need to understand what is the intention of the author, and what he/she wants to say to us and what actions we should take. In the same way, we should figure out what God wants to say to us and what is the plan He has in us.
Number 2: We should figure out what we need to do after reading the bible. When we put the words of God into practice, we will know whether we really understand it or not. Just like what Gospel of Luke 6:47-49 (NIV) says:
As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. (Luk 6:47-49)
Putting the words of God into practice is the cornerstone of Ming Ding Doctrine.