Can We Trust the Commentaries?

How to Study the Bible

Can we trust the commentaries? The answer rests in how well you trust your own understanding of the scriptures. We must never accept the teachings of any man merely because we like him or the “oratory sounds reasonable.” Some commentators never obeyed the gospel of Christ. We would never permit such a person to occupy our pulpits or teach in our classes: yet many quote their words of commentary with as much frequency and authority as the gospel itself! Other commentators have published very fine materials after years of study and painstakingly proven research. Still, these are merely men with no more reading and thinking ability than you have! “Search the scriptures,” says Jesus (John 5:39). Let that be our primary study book! (Colossians 1:18)

The above post is an excerpt from the book, How to Study the Bible by Michael J. Davis. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

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