I 100% agree. We should use all the sources available to us and learning from others is great.branham1965 wrote:I was writing something on this from me ....but i decided no way. Not this time.No way.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon the prince of Preachers had little use for people who refused to read and learn from other authors.
Only a block head or an egomaniac does not try to learn from others .
If i use my Cruden's Concordance or run the references in my Bible i am depending on others.
In reading my translations whether ASV,KJV ,NKJV,NASB ,ESV
MEV,AMPLIFIED, etc...i am depending on others.
The main caveat is that what we learn from others should never supersede, mis-align, or be taken before what God has given. Many put what they learn from others above God's word which presents those sources as being truth rather than the one who is the Truth.
In other words, if it don't line up with God's word, discard it and do not make it faith. Faith comes by hearing God's word. Dake implied how simple God's word actually is. Many over the centuries have made it a complex mess and today is no different. God's word warns of this.
The men of God would not fall for anything other than the source and being labeled "ignorant and unlearned" did not thwart them whatsoever. They remained true to the creator. Acts chapter 4 verse 5-22 is a great example.