Though we have more access to the Bible than any generation before us, most Christians still have never read it all. The abundance of biblical access, on smartphones and bookshelves, generally hasn't resulted in an increased personal knowledge of the Word. And yet our generation speaks very authoritatively about God and the Bible.
Technology is a shield, providing the opportunity to say with confidence what we would rarely say in the presence of others. We can easily hide behind screens and pseudonyms touting opinions and outrage with cowardly confidence.
Lack of knowledge plus authoritative opinions: This is a dangerous combination.
I'm afraid, like Hosea's audience, that if God were "to write for him [and us his] laws by the ten thousands, they would be regarded as a strange thing" (Hos. 8:12). How can we recognize what we fail to become familiar with?
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