The 1 Key to Scripture

Has modern (post-reformation) Christendom worked too hard, too creatively to grasp Scripture? 

Has devotion to doctrine replaced the doctrine of devotion? (Michael Cartwright)               

The perennial battle to get Scripture correct is waged across college campuses as much as it spills from pulpits. Warren Wiersbe writes:

There are so many study Bibles these days ... that you wonder whether a student can learn anything from a plain text Bible. We must not despise true Christian scholarship, but we must also keep things in balance. 

Jesus is the key to the Scriptures. When you take away the key you cannot understand what God has written. As helpful ... as theological studies are, the most important requirements for Bible study are a yielded and obedient will. Some of the best Bible teachers I have known in my ministry were men and women who learned the truth of God's Word on their knees and on the battlefield of life. They were Holy Spirit taught, not man taught.#

Jesus said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:44-45)

The Last Word: 

The word of the Lord is right and true... (Psalm 33:4a)


#Warren W. Wiersbe. 'The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: New Testament'. p138 - Colorado Springs. David C. Cook 2007