No student of the Scriptures should be satisfied to traffic only in the
results of the study of other men. The field is inexhaustible and its
treasures ever new. No worthy astronomer limits his attention to the
findings of other men, but is himself ever gazing into the heavens both to
verify and to discover; and no worthy theologian will be satisfied alone with
the results of the research of other theologians, but will himself be ever
searching the Scriptures. However, a full-rounded introduction is needed
and a method of study must be established if either the astronomer or the
theologian expects to continue with ever increasing efficiency.
Lewis Sperry Chafer, Systematic Theology
Direct Bible Discovery: A Sound and Rewarding Approach to Personal Bible Study by Ronald W. Leigh, Ph.D. Copyright © 1982, Broadman Press; Copyright © 1997, 2001, Ronald W. Leigh. Reproduced and adapted with permission. For more of Dr. Leigh's works; and for appendices, and additional charts, diagrams and lists for this feature, please visit his web site
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