“Biblicism” is a term that is almost always used in a derogatory way. The common definition of a “biblicist” is someone who uses only the Bible for his authority and source of knowledge and who therefore blindly holds to the Bible to inform him on every issue and guide him through every situation. Further, critics insist that the biblicist is intellectually shallow, has a naïve view of life, and misuses Scripture. Do the critics have a case? Following a detailed exposition of 2 Timothy 3:16-17, this article analyses the four main accusations leveled at the biblicist.
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