Bible Reading

“Reading and studying the Bible is not concerned with what we feel the text may mean”

"Neither Bible study nor the Christian life are centered on our feelings; they are centered on being mastered by the Word of God, that we may be anchored in God’s truth whether in good times or bad." - Ref21

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“57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own”

90% "agree they can usually understand how a passage of Scripture is relevant to them. Only 7% disagree. Four in 5 express confidence in their ability to help others with doubts about the truthfulness of Scripture (81%), difficulty accepting morals taught in the Bible (82%), and confusion over a Bible passage (81%)." - F&T

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Mind the Story: A Bible Reading Lesson from Ron Horton

"In Alive to the Purpose: The Readerly Reading of Scripture (Greenville, SC: JourneyForth, 2020), the late literary scholar and Bob Jones University professor Ronald A. Horton seeks to correct unbalanced Bible study. There are multiple legitimate ways to study, but neither special study nor perfunctory reading should keep us from seeing Scripture for what it is. Horton proposes that Christians read the Bible as story." - P&D

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