And as interesting as the read is, it is still Rome’s version. I do not need guidelines from a man made organization. I can read the Bible for my own self
The Pope or the Vatican did not compile these Bible verses. An individual did.
LOL! that you thought they came from the Pope or the Vatican.
Yes, you can read the Bible for “your own self.” But do you not think it’s just a little bit arrogant for any of us to think we are more brilliant and better at interpreting the Scriptures than the most brilliant theologians and philosophers of the past two thousand years? So many people have read the Bible for themselves and have come up with all kinds of crazy, cruel, wicked, horrible behavior as a result, so obviously reading for ourselves doesn’t necessarily lead us to the truth about God’s word. People have been reading the Scripture and inventing new denominations and new religions for centuries; they believe different things about God, so they can’t all be right. Clearly our own insights as individuals aren’t very accurate.