Not reading Bible a dangerous place for professing Christians to be

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By Jess Thompson

Have you ever read the entire Bible? How often do you read the Bible?
Only 16 percent of churchgoers read the Bible daily and 25 percent of churchgoers don’t read the Bible at all, according to Read the Bible For Life.
How can we call ourselves Christians if we are not diligent in studying the inspired word of God?
Paul writes in 1 Timothy 4:16, “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
I often discuss the Bible with friends and am taken aback by professing Christians who do not actually know the Bible or its teachings. Furthermore, I have spoken with various people who again are professing Christians who don’t read the Bible, but have personal “interpretations” of “feelings” of what they think of the Bible.
This is a dangerous place for any Christian to be. Sharing Christian truths is not always easy.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth,” 2 Timothy 2:15.
We, as Christians, need to be in constant prayer and study to fulfill God’s commands to share his word. In Revelation, Christ describes spewing lukewarm Christians from his mouth.
Now, how often do you read the Bible?

Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg. Reach him jessinlawrenceburg@gmail.com.