Three Dangers to Avoid When Reading/Studying the Scriptures

Posted: September 11, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Uncategorized

What Does the Text Say?

Note that I am most certainly not saying that you should avoid reading or studying the Bible (more on that below). You should read and study the Bible, you just shouldn’t do these things when you do.

1. Don’t Read and Study the Bible Simply to Learn Facts.

If we use the heart-head dichotomy here, we’re talking about using the Bible to fill our heads.

I know people who know all the eschatological views and the Scriptural arguments and proof-texts pro and con. I know people who can refute the false teachers, who love it when Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons come to their door because they can argue the Scripture for hours. I know people who know every minor character in every incidental story in the Old Testament and who could challenge a ThD to a Bible trivia contest and win.

Sadly, knowing trivia and facts is not that same…

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