The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

About The Layman’s Bible

Hello, and welcome to the Layman’s Bible.  You may ask yourself, “Why is it called, ‘The Layman’s Bible?’”  The name is what it is to make sure that you know that I am not a member of the clergy.  I’m just some guy writing about the Word of God.  This blog has come about due to the Holy Spirit opening the Bible up to me as I read it.  As I read, sometimes one passage will suddenly connect to other passages and develop into a larger message.  This is both a thrilling and very educational experience.  However, if I don’t write down what God tells me, I’ll probably forget it by the next day.  So, after I first started getting into the Word and the Holy Spirit started showing me cool things, I began to write them down.  This blog not only helps me to share what I learn with the outside world, but also motivates me to keep writing down what God is teaching me.

I’m always reading the Bible (I try to read four chapters a day) and as such I’m always being taught more new and interesting things by God.  And anyhow, Jesus tells us in Mark 16:15 to, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”  So through this medium I am not only delighting in the gift God has given me, I am also doing what I can to further his kingdom.  I hope you enjoy what the Lord shows me, I take little credit for myself as often once I get started, the pen has a mind of its own (as do my fingers when typing).  If I come off sometimes as a nutty crackpot, I suppose that comes with the territory; however, I will try to keep the crackpot stuff to a minimum.  I hope that you find these posts to be insightful, educational, and even entertaining.  If not, then pray that the Lord improves my ability to write.

You might notice that many of the posts have different formats; I assure you that this is  not of some sort of split personality.  Some of these posts are from writings I’ve done long before I ever thought of starting a blog, so their styles reflect the times in which they were originally written.  Also, sometimes I just like to mix it up based on the contents.

Alright, onto some housekeeping notes:
-WordPress recommends that I tell you when I update; generally speaking, I try to update on  Saturdays my time.  When I’m able to, I’ll try to get a special Wednesday post up too.

-I might not respond to every comment on the blog.  Please do not feel insulted if I don’t answer you.  However, I do read every comment that comes through (as WordPress automatically has me moderate comments) and so you can be assured that whatever you say to me, I am reading it and thinking about it.  I do encourage you to comment or discuss with others on the blog about posts.  If you have a question, maybe someone else or I will be able to answer it, or perhaps in the future I’ll do a post that addresses your question (it’s happened before).

Anyway, thank you for stopping by, take a look around.  I hope this can be a useful/interesting place for you.

Rock on God!


6 comments on “About The Layman’s Bible

  1. Zhivodar
    June 1, 2017

    Hello there ,
    I am Zhivodar and I am drummer and manager from John Steel heavy metal from Bulgaria . I write you , because one of picture in your site is awsome for our new album !!! I need to found owner because if I use I need to make contract .
    Our new album it’s coming soon and singer will be Doogie White ex Rainbow . Will be world advertising and I need all paper job to be done proper . Can give me all information for this picture in “

    Thanks a lot

  2. The Layman
    June 1, 2017

    You need to be a bit more specific- which picture?

  3. Gordon ward jr
    September 7, 2017

    Just read your ‘ about Site’. Good for you. I understand what u say as far as when u start typing or writing, sometimes it just ‘Flows’ ! Please stay true to yourself and be careful not to stray from biblical teachings….The Lord is ready to teach !

    • The Layman
      September 9, 2017

      Thank you for your compliment and your encouraging words. :-). It means a lot to see that the Lord is bringing people here and helping them to grow through the stuff that gets posted

  4. Curt Writer
    June 24, 2018

    Greetings @The Layman. I was afraid that this blog was no longer updated again. I have searched far and wide for your email address but found none.

    Please, I would love to use an image from your website but I need your permission to do so. Of course, it would be referenced back to you and this website.

    I hope you give me the permission to do so. Thank you.

    Here’s the link to the article;

    And here’s the link to the image:

    Thank you. Hoping to hear from you soonest.

    By the way, the article was long but a lovely read. Helped me understand that part of the bible from a different perspective. Thank you so much.

    • The Layman
      June 26, 2018

      Hello! Sorry for my late reply, things have been busy and I forgot, lol.

      Thank you for the compliments on the article. Unfortunately, I am not the originator of the image (as awesome as it is). I just found it on Google; so unfortunately you’ll have to look there too.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help

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