Baptist Catechism: Question Five

John 5:38
38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent.

John 17:17-18
17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

Revelation 1:3
3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Acts 8:30
30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

Our question for today is a great one, may all men make use of the Holy Scriptures. The answer is, not only should they, but they are also commanded and exhorted to read, hear, and understand the holy scriptures.

The authors of this catechism long ago gave these passages and their context as proof to this declaration. The apostle John tells us in John 17:17-18 that God will sanctify us with the truth, and that truth is His Word. Last time we discussed that the 66 books of the Bible had purpose to bring us to a standard that God had for us, both in faith and in obedience to Him. Next time we will dive deeper into what is contained in the Scriptures.

For now, be encouraged that the holy scriptures are set apart as God’s Word. We can have assurance of these amazing truths, and that we are commanded to partake in the reading and hearing of God’s Word. Let us do so today!

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