J.C. Ryle: “Let us not be ignorant of the Bible”
Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? Mark 12:24
These are Jesus’ first words of comment to the Sadducees. How relevant in our day, when people are no longer Biblically literate. How we need to KNOW God’s Word and KNOW God and His amazing power! Knowing Scripture and knowing God are the best preventative medicine for doctrinal error.
The truth of the principle here laid down, is proved by facts in almost every age of church history. The reformation in Josiah’s day was closely connected with the discovery of the book of the law. The false doctrines of the Jews in our Lord’s time were the result of neglecting the Scriptures. The dark ages of Christendom were times when the Bible was kept back from the people. The Protestant Reformation was…
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