Welcome to BSM and our Theology
Want to know more about BibleStudyMinistry.com and our Theology, well it is very simple, we care about teaching the Bible. We are mainly about helping people learn the details of the Bible, the Word of God, and everything it reveals. If you are seeking to learn the Bible, you can ideally go to just about any church or Bible Study institution. If they claim to be a Bible-centered organization, they are compelled to teach you about the bible. But how deep or thorough they go can be the difference.
There are many caveats because anyone teaching the Bible must first be quantified and qualified. In addition, you’d have to keep in mind if it were a church, especially one with a denominational background, the denominational doctrine could overseed the scriptural context (and often does in most cases).
This could also be the case for non-denominational churches as well, where individual doctrine can over-seed scriptural context. The denominational creed (of an organization) will tell the point of view the organization has concerning the Word of God.
Also, the actual formation of the denomination and where the organization stands present-day are both important to know before one dives into learning the Word of God from a particular group.
A religious creed is often equivalent to a company’s mission statement and even can act as a miniature covenant and pledge. Many companies craft a fine mission statement that they do not always follow or adhere to. The same goes for religious organizations and their creeds, which are often overlooked in many areas.
Who is Teaching You?
In learning the Bible, you must know who you are learning from, the teachers, founders, etc. I will start with myself, I am Elder Minister Koko Ishe, I am a Nigerian born man of POWER, living in the USA today with my family.
I am also an author and Bible Student, Teacher, as well as proclaimer of the Kingdom of POWER (God) and His Anointed (Christ). Before venturing into strict biblical studies with Biblical teachers and mentors, I was raised an Apostolic Christian. These men were raw in their approach to teaching, which gave me a stronger biblical foundational base than I had with my apostolic background.
I don’t say this to take credit away from my apostolic background. However, at the time I was at an age where I ventured into both a controlled rebellion and maturity. This made me gravitate into studying the bible with no denominational background and no filter; I only focused on the actual scriptural text.
I wanted the scripture to offend me as much as possible so I could gain the wisdom from it. The controlled rebellion mixed with maturity was a great mixture that allowed me to focus on learning the Word of God.
I have been faithfully learning, teaching, practicing, and living the Word of God since 2004. I’ve written several books that I believe will do the job of edification to one’s soul. I’m happy the Most High has chosen me to work in His vineyard.
The Launch of BibleStudyMinistry.com
I started BibleStudyMinistry.com primarily for myself initially. Secondly for people who would benefit from further learning and edification from God’s Word. I say I started this for myself because as I studied and learned from my biblical mentors and teachers, blogging about what I learned was my way of really retaining the information. Simultaneously, blogging helped the next person to begin or continue their learning process.
There are a few things I (BibleStudyMinistry.com / BSM) believe and practice that can cause caution to the average Christian (before they even get into the material here). One of the caution-able stances is that we view the Bible not so much as a religious book, but more so as a governing book.
The Bible is About God’s Government
We (BSM/Koko Ishe) view the Bible from a governmental point of view first and foremost. Secondly, as a lifestyle or way of life, and lastly as a religious book (and by religious, we mean spiritual). We believe this because of the original intent of the LORD God of the Bible (Heaven and Earth). HIS intent was to establish an extension of the Heavenly Kingdom with a colony of the kingdom here on the earth (as told in the “LORD’s prayer”).
This was postponed because of sin or rebellion from the man God created. Therefore a backup plan was brought forth. It is this plan (the backup plan) that has garnered more of the attention in practice. It also usually pertains more to the traditional religious side of Word of God, which we see prevalent today.
The original intent was the Kingdom of God. The Bible is about governing. It is simply about governing. It is about governing oneself, one’s behavior, governing one’s family, community, state, country, one’s world, and governing one’s works, skills, craft, and purpose. And then with love, sharing each individual’s purpose (gift) with each other.
These are the things we look at as the meatier matters of the law (laws of the world), more so than how many services did one attend last year, or how many prayers one can offer in an hour.
Please Don’t Be Offended
The religious (spiritual) side of the Word of God is equally as important (don’t get us wrong), because of the fall of mankind. The religious side, in our view, has everything to do with salvation. It also covers redemption, the blood of Christ, Calvary, the fall of Adam, the plight of the house of Jacob, and everything concerning the death and resurrection of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
Through redemption or the “religious” side of the Bible, we view this as the steps we need to take in order to bring us back to the Kingdom of God. This is the recovery process if you will.
In this way, our view is a bit different than the average church or bible study program. Nevertheless, we do not think of ourselves better or inferior, each ministry has its’ own purpose. We encourage all to continue in the grace of God faithfully proclaiming the Kingdom of God.
Our position of government first, we believe, will offer you a great deal of understanding of the Word of God. Anyone can use this approach to their own edification and integrate with the knowledge you already currently have.
Does this mean we do not participate in church services, and the church ordinances?
It only points to the fact that our priority is governance, the Kingdom of God. Through Jesus Christ, we’ve been recovered and if we maintain in His order and grace, until the end, we will take on the same change Jesus Christ took at His resurrection. The change that occurred after He spent three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, dying for the sins of man, so that we may have eternal life in the Kingdom of God.
Through the grace of God, we focus on governing ourselves and obeying God’s voice to the best of our abilities. When this is the priority, we believe our walk with the LORD is slightly different.
The Three Learning Dimensions of the Bible
We also believe the bible is broken down into three main categories. One of these categories are the principles of the LORD that we are to live by. Principles are a way of life, they are the guidelines God wants us to live by. When God said He did not desire sacrifices and oblations, but for man to simply to obey His VOICE. We believe these are the principles or practices God taught through the Old Testament and reinforced in the New Testament.
The principles are often perceived by religious Christians as rituals, traditions, and often laborious practices that many a time weary people. Truly, we feel the principles are simply a way of life, a necessary way of life at that.
Everyone Needs a History Professor
The second main category is history. History is a major factor in life, and it so happens the Bible is a major history book for the world and is presented through the eyes of the sons of the prophets and priests of the Sovereign LORD of Hosts.
The Hebrew history book is presented by a family known as the house of Jacob, a tiny ancient family from Abraham, Shem, Noah, and Adam. Many things that have taken place in the world from other nations and families that are documented, are also documented in the Bible as well. This gives the Hebrew history book known as the Bible great validity, as well as historical records we can trust.
The last main category is prophecy. Prophecy is teaching or sharing the Word, in addition, it can also be thought of as portraying or revealing future events. It is important to learn principle, history, and prophecy in order for us to know where we are going. Principle is primarily for us to know how we are to live right now, at the moment, the here and now. This is how you live in this generation.
History is the past, which affects the hear and now, which will affect the future. History gives us perspective. Prophecy gives us a clear picture of the future. If we focus on these three categories, we will learn a great deal in the Word of God and maximize our potential here on the earth right now in what we do day-to-day, and in the coming Kingdoms of GOD.
The Covenants of God
We also believe in the covenants of the Almighty God. These are God’s agreements between God and man. We believe in the Royal Covenant, the Ten Commandments, along with the Royal Statutes, Judgments, and Ordinances. These are summed up in the Ten Commandments and Annual Festivals of the LORD.
These allow us to express love to and for our fellow brothers and sisters, and most importantly, express OUR love to our Creator, God Almighty.
We believe in the laws, statutes, ordinances, and judgments of the God of Israel. We believe these are important because of the LORD’s GOVERNMENT. When we speak of governance, we have to follow the LORD’s order or ordinances. These ordinances require you to think a certain way, eat a certain way, be a certain way, take part in certain festivities, live a certain cultural lifestyle, all the while avoiding certain lifestyles and festivities that pertain to other deities.
Please Enjoy the BSM Website and Our Theology
With this, we’d like to welcome you to our past publishing or blog posts, and hopefully give you a good feel for what we will be sharing as you continue to fellowship on our website. We are designing a consistent publishing schedule so you can look forward to knowing we’ll be here for and with you.
The Bible says there is simplicity in Jesus Christ. Jesus said His burden is light and His yoke is not heavy. We remind you of this because plenty of people teach heavy things online to look very impressive. Many of these things are necessary, but not always expedient.
The Bible says, reverence the LORD (that is to fear God) and keep His commandments. In other places, it says keep God’s commands and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Pretty simple, we can agree?
We SHARE things that will be that simple. We believe teachings should first be about the Kingdom of God, and then they should help in 12 special areas to help your life today and prepare you for tomorrow.
The 12 areas are:
- Understanding of the LORD God, to help you achieve
- Freedom (the truth shall set you free)
- Shelter – After this comes
- Happiness living in love under the Almighty POWER
In all, the charity for your brother Adam and your sister Eve is what the Word of God is plainly PLEADING with us to carry out. If we are able to achieve this towards you and many others, we believe we will have achieved our goal as a supplemental source for you and your walk with our Heavenly Father and His Christ. As THEY aid us to become meet for the Kingdom of God.
No Physical “Church” Building
BSM does not have a physical church building, we believe the earth is full of them, and with the emergence of the internet, we feel privileged and honored to be invited to share, teach, and preach at different organizations and we truly like to keep it that way for now.
When we are invited to speak in sister organizations, we send out emails to those in that geographical location to come out and meet us as well as fellowship and learn with us.
So with that, we invite you to sign up for our newsletter to receive emails from us, and if you’re into social media, you can meet us on those platforms.
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We’d like to end with this prayer:
Give thanks to the Sovereign LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people, sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk about His wondrous works, glory in His Holy name, let the heart of them that seek the LORD, sing praises to God, sing praises, sing praises unto our King, sing praises, for God is the King of all the earth, sing praises with understanding! In the name of Jesus!
So be it.
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