The Most Important Factor

By Roy C. Deaver (1922-2007)

If there is a life after this life — and there is; and if there is a judgment to come — and there is; and if every accountable person shall stand in judgment before the Christ — and each shall; and if this life is given us that we may prepare for the life to come — and this is the case; and if the Bible is our only and all-sufficient guide in making preparation for the judgment, and for the life to come — and it is; then, it has to be the case that a knowledge of the Bible is the most important factor in the life and education of an individual.

(Excerpted from the Introduction to Deaver’s book, How To Study the Bible, p. ix).