Understanding John 5:39,40
Pastor John, I have a friend (who is a Christian) who warns me about studying the Bible too much. He says the Pharisees spent all their time studying the Bible and Jesus had very strong words of condemnation for them. My friend says, "Look at John 5:39,40. The Pharisees loved the Bible but were not even saved. Don't become like them." I still believe I should study the Bible but his words ring in my ears as a constant dampener on the joy I feel when I look into God's word. Is he right?
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life." - John 5:39, 40
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