In a day when a knowledge of…

“In a day when a knowledge of the word of God had to be acquired from manuscripts, and in which the art of reading was acquired by only a few, it was no ordinary endowmnet to be familiar with the Scriptures. Such an attainment is rare, even in this day of printed Bibles, and among preachers who PROFESS to devote their lives chiefly to the study of the Bible. Indeed, the amount of clerical ignorance now extant would astonish the masses of men, if they only had the means of detecting it.”

J. W. McGarvey (p. 231, Original Acts Commentary, writing about Apollos who was “mighty in the Scriptures”)

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