when i was in elementary school i was told by my teacher to stop using exclamation marks for every sentence and that they should only be used for exciting things and i remember feeling confused because i thought everything was exciting
Do you have to read the bible entirely to be a Christian?
No you don’t. Many of our brothers and sisters in various parts of the world don’t even have access to Bibles and they are just as Christian as us. However with that being said I think we should read the Bible daily and try to read it in its entirety. What I would not recommend is trying to read it from cover to cover because you will be ready to quit half way through Numbers. Instead there are different plans online that help you read through the entire Bible in a way that highlights specific themes and keeps it interesting. Like I mentioned before, there are Christians in the world that have never even seen a Bible, so I think that means since we have access to it every single day, we should do something about it.
“Scripture is not worshiped. It is not in scripture that we place our hope. It is not on scripture that we stake our lives. All of that is reserved for Jesus Christ alone. Scripture, rather, is God’s true word written - as faithful church proclamation is likewise God’s true word spoken - both of which attest to, bear witness about, and give testimony of the Word of God, Jesus Christ.”—Christian Smith (via claimedbylove)