Scriptures essential for knowing and loving God

Scripture references

2 Timothy 3:14–17 (ASV 1901)

14But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15and that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: 17that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

Hebrews 4:12 (ASV 1901)

12For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Stories

Rev. Allan Reoch and Pastor Liu both separately testify of Mr. Goforth's love and dedication to studying the scriptures -- the very source of his spiritual power. Despite reading the entire Bible several times over, Goforth continued in this practice throughout his life and even after going blind, he got someone to daily read him the Bible.
Some believers in Bulgaria were putting in incredibly long hours and risking their lives to make handwritten Bibles to meet the dire need of the underground churches in Bulgaria.