Practical Religion-Chapter 5: Bible Reading (eBook)
Format: Electronic Paper
Ministry/Author: J.C. (John Charles) Ryle
Description: Practical Religion: BEING PLAIN PAPERS
ON THE DAILY DUTIES, EXPERIENCE, DANGERS, AND PRIVILEGES OF PROFESSING CHRISTIANS, was written by J.C. Ryle (1816-1900), a contemporary of Charles H. Spurgeon, Dwight L. Moody, George Mueller, and Hudson Taylor. Ryle contended with John Henry Newman’s Tractarian Movement, and the growing infiltration of liberal German theology. He did so with unflinching loyalty to the first principles of Scripture — justification by faith alone, substitutionary atonement, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the importance of preaching.
In this particular chapter of Ryle's 1887 writings in Practical Religion, entitled “Bible reading”, Ryle discusses the importance of reading and understanding Bible in the midst of opposition. He contests that reading the Bible is the only sure way of knowing truth about anything and everything in life.