Monday, April 27, 2009

Summary of a summary?

Jeff Weddle points out the value of, you know, actually reading the Bible: "How much of your theology is based on some guy’s summary of the Bible? Have you actually read the guy’s summary? Does the whole version of the Bible make sense with that summary?"

4 Comments:

Blogger Charles said...

Thanks for this timely reminder. While teachers and preachers are gifts to the church (Eph 4:11-12), there really is no substitute for reading, knowing, and obeying the Word.

10:16 AM, April 27, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Amen.

2:14 PM, April 27, 2009  
Blogger Royce Ogle said...

Excellent!

It might be easier for the sweet Holy Spirit to tell me what he wants me to know from the Bible, rather than from what someone said the Bible said. So, I start every lesson reading the texts, with foot notes and cross references turned off (Biblegateway.com). Only after I have allowed God to stir my heart with truth do I look to others to see what God has taught them.

Royce

2:42 PM, April 27, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Amen. That sounds right to me, Royce.

6:32 PM, April 27, 2009  

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