Hello, my name is James Hutton, and I am simply a Christian. I seek to follow the Lord in simplicity of His Word, and to try to live according to the authority of Christ and His apostles (Matt. 28:19-20; 2 Pet. 3:1-2). The Mosaic Covenant is also excellent for learning additional spiritual truths (Rom. 15:4).
My study of the Bible has impacted my life in profound ways. I grew up in a nominally Christian home, and essentially never read the Scriptures for the first twenty-five years of my life. I was so ignorant that I didn’t even know what the cross meant. By the beginning of 2005 I decided to give the Bible a chance. I pushed through my fears and read one chapter of it a day. On June 15, 2005, I “invited Jesus into my heart.” The next year I read all of the Bible for the first time, and never found that phrase anywhere in it. I attribute this experience to be among the most important in my life.
This reading and study set me on a journey that resulted in finding a body of believers that strove to follow the Word of God without contradictory traditions of men. This was important to me because I saw a number of confusing practices committed by the denomination that I was a part of at the time. One pivotal text that gave me a lot of concern was Mark 7:5-13. After some in-depth study, I was immersed in water for the forgiveness of sins and added to the Body of Christ on July 28, 2007 (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-4). I doubt any of it would have happened if I hadn’t read all of the Bible the previous year. As such, I tend to stress the need to read and study all of Scripture, and not just the parts that are the most positive.
I live in the Pacific Northwest and have been blessed with a loving wife and children. My most recent book is a Bible study on the letters of 2 and 3 John.
As a Servant of Him,
About This Website
I began this website on June 1, 2019. I did so as an outpouring of my desire to teach others the Word of God, and to share updates on my writing. I post new blog articles about 3 or 4 times a month. These often take the form of a Bible study, book review, or reading plan. Some of the things you can expect include,
- A recognition of the Bible as the inspired Word of God
- A conservative approach to the text with the context kept in mind
- Studies that are well-rounded, and provide scriptural basis for what is written
- The humility to admit when I am unsure about the meaning of a passage
For more details on what I write about, please see my first blog post.
For those curious, the primary translation I use for this website is the World English Bible. I may also rely on other translations as needed. Some of these include the Modern Literal Version, the KJV, and the NKJV. My two most-used Bible study sites are Blue Letter Bible and Bible Hub.
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