Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Christian scholarship (study, learning) is not just necessary for church leaders, but to every Christian. As Christians we have a mandate to have ready answers (2 Peter 3:15), to be discerning (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22), teach all nations (Matthew 28:19-20) and be doers of the Word (James 1:22).
If we are going to be effective in proclaiming the Gospel to a nation that has abandoned biblical authority, we must study and rightly know how to handle the Scriptures. There are at least three reasons Christian scholarship is necessary in our endeavors to proclaim the Gospel.
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