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    “See to it no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8).

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    Reading the Bible Less?

    I have now read quotes and seen videos of two different modern pastors (Eugene Peterson-ironically, author of the Message Bible- and Perry Noble-a megachurch pastor in South Carolina) who actually encourage people NOT to read their Bibles and/or make fun of those who do as pious, over-educated, and underperforming Christians.


    Their argument is some people spend so much time reading their Bibles, but fail to live as it says (though they do not back this claim up with any evidence). Therefore, people should read their Bibles LESS so they can come into a balance with reading and obeying.


    If there is any truth to their claim that those who “over study” the Bible do not obey it in response, it seems more logical to encourage them to obey more, rather than read less. There are lots of scriptures that encourage its study, but none that condemn people for over-reading it.


    The following is a link to a fantastic article that outlines why Bible reading is so important and not just a “pious” front.


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