πŸ‘‘ The Bible Is For You

As we examine the Bible one fact stands out with particular emphasis and clarity: The Bible was written for the people, for the populace at large, not for some special class among them.

St. Paul addressed his epistles to both β€œlaity” and β€œclergy”: β€œTo all that be in Rome” (Rom. 12), β€œunto the church… at Corinth… with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord” (I Cor. 1:2), β€œunto the churches of Galatia” (Gal. 1:2), β€œto all the saints… at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons” (Phil. 1:1), etc.

When Paul proclaimed the gospel at Berea his hearers did not take even this great apostle’s word for granted, but β€œsearched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so,” and for this God called them β€œnoble” (Acts 17:11). They were the true spiritual aristocracy of their day. Our Lord, when on earth, encouraged β€” even challenged His audiences to β€œsearch the Scriptures” for themselves (John 5:39).

Indeed, since God has revealed Himself and His plan of salvation in the written Word, we are responsible, each one for himself, to study the Scriptures. When Dives begged Abraham to allow Lazarus to go and warn his five brothers about the horrors of Hades, Abraham replied: β€œThey have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them,” and when Dives urged that a word from Lazarus would be more effective, Abraham answered: β€œIf they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:29-31).

Do not depend upon clergy to interpret the Scriptures for you but see for yourself what they say, for β€œevery one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Rom. 14:12), and it will not be enough in that day to say: β€œBut my minister or priest told me…” You are responsible to β€œsearch the Scriptures” for yourself to β€œsee whether those things are so.” source

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