For the past few years I’ve seen a massive uprising of the term “Inductive” Bible Study. This goes hand in hand with the latest Bible Journaling craze numerous prescribed Bible study guides, styles and formulas like:
Stop this madness! This is not BIBLICAL. We are commanded to come to Jesus Christ with a complete DEDUCTIVE understanding of who we are, our condition, NOT an INDUCTIVE (pagan. Eastern ritual of mindlessness) of “being told” who we are… Our carnal mind is an enemy to God and cannot understand the laws of God.
Romans 8:7-8 King James Version (KJV)
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Additional scriptures apply: please read them normally without any prescribed method. Just read in King James Version:
Mark 2:16-17, Romans 8:7, Ephesians 2:1-22, Matthew 16:24, Matthew 11:28, James 4:8, Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 55:1, Romans 10:13.
Bible Journaling may look innocent on the surface, even spirituality divine. But in reality as one delves deeper in, this practice is from the occult based on emotion, will thoughts to eventually replace God’s word.
Bottom line. Inductive reasoning is external and aims to override our deductive reasoning of our conscience. Deductive reasoning is internal and works from our God given conscious mind connecting the faculties of our spirit to our soul. (For a thorough understanding of Body Soul and Spirit of man based on the Bible. Please read The Spiritial Man, by Watchman Nee)
Other resources on Inductive Bible study: