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  1. What is the main message of the scriptures about? John 5:39; Col. 1:28

  2. Who will those taught by God come to? John 6:45

  3. What is the purpose of the scriptures? II Tim. 3:16-17

  4. Why was the Old Testament written down? Rom. 15:4; I Cor. 10:11

  5. What must we do to know the truth? John 8:31-32

  6. What are two things that we must not do with God's word? I Cor. 4:6; II Cor. 4:2

  7. Is it possible to understand the scriptures? II Cor. 1:13-14

  8. Is it possible to misunderstand the scriptures? II Peter 3:16

  9. Do the scriptures have to mean what we say they mean? II Peter 1:20-21

  10. How must God's word be handled? II Tim. 2:15

  11. Do people ever need help from others in order to understand the scriptures? Mark 4:10-13; Luke 24:25-27; Acts 8:30-31

  12. Why can some people not understand God's word? John 8:43

  13. What kind of person will know whether or not a teaching is from God? John 7:16-17

  14. What advantage does the Christian have in understanding God's word over the non-Christian? I Cor. 2:12-15

  15. What hinders the understanding of a person who has not turned to Christ? II Cor. 3:14-16

  16. What does God think about human wisdom and philosophy? I Cor. 1:19-21; 2:5; 3:20; II Cor. 10:5; Col. 2:8

  17. What is the place of prayer in understanding the Bible? Eph. 1:17-19; Col. 1:9-10; James 1:5; 3:17

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