Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
In order to efficiently study the Bible, you must:
You know how messages get twisted when they go through multiple sources? The same can and will happen with Bible messages.
You should listen to qualified preachers. You should learn from qualified teachers. And you should read material written by qualified authors. But you must discern the truth for yourself; trust, but verify.
I John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
The only thing you can try the spirits with is the word of God. Do not take anyone’s word for anything, including mine, without checking it against the Bible. If a preacher gets upset about you doing this, he’s a wolf, a proud wolf.
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