In our reading group, we’re doing a series I call “Impressive chapters of the Bible.” The chapters I choose are somewhat arbitrary, of course. Since we’re traveling next week, I have two more weeks, and will wind down the series. So tonight, it’s 1 John 4:
“Scholar” cherrypicking Bible commentary made hundreds of years afterwards to bolster his view. Very scholarly of him.
Review: “In his illuminating Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers, Daniel L. Dreisbach shows how early Americans used the Bible both as an intellectual sourcebook and as a tool for moral instruction. He thinks ‘the Bible was the most authoritative, accessible, and familiar book in eighteenth-century America.’”
The Founders’ Go-To Text
To do the work of God, he was able,
He read and daily studied his Bible;
Of Satan’s darts he was not afraid,
The Lord’s servant fervently prayed.