Do I Need To Study The Bible?

Q. I am a believer of the Bible and I hear where people become a believer and instantly want to read the Bible everyday, but that did not happen to me. I study it in a different way by reading different books on Bible prophecy and going to different websites like yours and others. Is that wrong or does it really matter where you get your information about the Bible?

A. While there is value in studying the views of different writers, we’re all just expressing our opinions so what you’re getting is what we think the Bible says. Acts 17:11 says you should also study the Bible for yourself, to make sure that our opinions are an accurate reflection of what it really says.

When you became a believer the Holy Spirit was sealed within you (Ephes. 1:13-14). One of the things He can do is guide you into a complete understanding of God’s word (John 16:13). But you have to be willing to study to make that happen.

In Romans 10:17 Paul wrote, “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ”. As you read the Bible, your mind is hearing the word of Christ direct from the source and receiving the faith building message in its purest form.

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