Why and How to Study the Bible

Why and How to Study the Bible                                                          

James Boice

Format: Booklet, PDF
ISBN: N/A
Price:  $2.99
Pages: 56
Publication date: 1977 / 2018
Topic: Bible, Inerrancy, Scripture



About

"It is not unusual in our day for men and women to have a low view of the Bible." This statement from the opening chapter is just as true today as it was when first written over forty years ago. Schools, workplaces, and even churches are filled with people who don't know (or don't care to know) what God has said in His Word. What's more, there are those who twist and distort the Scriptures, leading millions into false gospels (2 Pt. 3:16). In light of this, James Boice explains why we must turn back to read our Bible, and how we can so faithfully. As he concludes:

Paul encouraged Timothy to continue on the path of ministry he has been walking because “from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” Why is the Bible able to do that? It is because it is “God-breathed.” That is, it is the very Word of God and therefore carries with it the authority and power of God. Yes, and it is useful too. It is useful for “teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:14-17). 

That is exactly it. That is what we need. It is what everybody needs. And only the Word of God is sufficient for it. 


Author

James Boice 

James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000) was a successful inner city pastor and articulate spokesman for the Reformed faith in America and around the world.  He was the pastor of Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church (1968-2000) and his teaching continues to be aired on The Bible Study Hour radio and Internet broadcast.   In 1996 he brought The Bible Study Hour, God’s Word Today magazine, Philadelphia Conference of Reformation Theology, and other Bible teaching ministries under the umbrella of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. His fifty-plus books include an award-winning, four-volume series on Romans, Foundations of the Christian Faith, commentaries on Genesis, Matthew, and several other Old and New Testament books. The Bible Study Hour is always available at TheBibleStudyHour.org.

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