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  1. This is exactly what is wrong with modern, casual Christianity. I agree that reading the Bible in and of itself does not earn salvation or anything else from God. We are saved “by grace through faith” (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, reading the Bible should be vitally important to a Christian. I think the title should read “Five Reasons Why Christians Should Do More Than Just Read Their Bibles.” Why would you use a negative title that seems to downplay the importance of reading and studying God’s Holy Word? We have to do more than just read the Bible, we have to study it so that we proprly understand the meaning and then we have to apply it to our lives. But how can you apply what you have not first read and understand?

    How about “Five Reasons Why Christians Should Read Their Bibles:”
    1. It Is Profitable (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
    2. Jesus Stressed Its Vitality (Matthew 4:4)
    3. It Grows our Faith – (Hebrews 10:17)
    4. Jesus Used it to Resist Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11)
    5. It Is Our Guide (Psalm 119:105)
    6. We Are Commanded to Make It a Vital Part of our Daily Lives (Deuteronomy 6:6-9
    7. It is Alive and Active and Has the Power to Transform Lives (2 Timothy 4:2)
    8. It Will Stand Forever (Psalm 119:89)
    9. It Will Accomplish God’s Will (Isaiah 55:11)
    10. You Will Be Blessed (Psalm 1:1-6)

    Oops! I guess that was more than five reasons. And there are many more. Why not focus on the benefits of Bible study? When you understand and believe that the Bible is the only infallible and inspired Word of God and that it is authoritative in matters of faith and conduct, you understand you can’t live without it.

    1. I think you completely misunderstood the point of this post. The point was to point out that Christians need to do more than just casually read the Word of God, they need to dig down deep and study it. The materials I provide monthly here do just that – encourage Christians to study the Word. A brief perusal of my content here indeed shows that I speak out regularly against casual Christianity.

      There is a follow up post to this one here titled 3 Reason to Read Through the Bible This Year:

      1. I study the WORD of God everyday of my life starting at 5:00 am and lasts 2 1/2- 3 hrs pretty much every morning always its just my life belongs with Christ and IS!
        The Spirit of God dwells inside of my that I may understand what the Holy Spirit says through His Beautiful powerful Great and Powerful Word of the almighty God.

  2. About not being protected from bad things…you’re wrong. There’s no friendly way to say it. Even King David described Jesus Who is thee Word as strength and shield. Jesus Himself used scripture in response to the enemy. You’re misleading people by teaching them this. Teaching is a huge responsibility. He holds you to a higher standard. Watch yourself please and ask His forgiveness. I recommend redoing this article.

    1. The question is, then, if God’s Word protects us from all bad things, why did Job have all of his wealth taken from him? Why were the disciples martyred? Yes, God is our protection against the enemy’s strategy to destroy us, but that doesn’t mean that Christians will not go through suffering. The difference is that our suffering doesn’t destroy us, it refines us. But many Christians erroneously believe that just quoting scripture will protect them from suffering: financial setbacks, illnesses, diseases, loss, when they fail to realize that God may allow suffering to happen for a greater purpose in their life.

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