I've been troubled by some of the things I've read on Facebook and other websites for a while now. I've seen "The Bible is an idol", or " "Some people are victims of the bible", idol, victim? What???? I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but how do you separate God from His Word?
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Apparently some believe that the Bible is NOT the inspired Word of God? Or they are so spiritually superior to the rest of us that they no longer need it. I'm not going to play word games, or get into a semantic argument about this, I will say plainly, you are wrongly interpreting the scriptures used to back up your reasons for diminishing the importance of reading the Bible. The Lord communicates to us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit, but I strongly advise all of you to check what you hear, put it up against His Word, make sure it is indeed the Lord's Will, and not the flesh creeping in. If you think yourself too learned or spiritual to have to bother to do that, you are heading for a fall I'm afraid.
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Mat_21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mat_21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
If you are still feeling like you don't need your Bible, starting with the book of Genesis recite from memory through the book of Revelation, no peeking, no cheating, if you can do that, then I'll agree with you.
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