About BibleRef.comBibleRef.com is an ongoing project aimed at creating a comprehensive, free, original, online commentary of the entire Bible. Many people avoid deeper Bible study because they are intimidated. They see the Bible itself as too big, too complex, or too obscure to understand. Many Bible commentaries are filled with slogans, religious jargon, and ten-dollar words. It’s difficult for the common person to find a commentary they can relate to.
In order to correct this, BibleRef.com is built around three core principles. These are Biblical Authority, Accessibility, and Discipleship. Each line of commentary, and every article, is weighed against these principles.
• Biblical Authority: the Bible is the first and most important resource for Christians. It is the ultimate judge of our beliefs, our actions, and our thinking. This calls us to emphasize explaining the gospel. It means letting the word speak for itself wherever possible. And, it means not favoring any theological system for its own sake.
• Accessibility: each person has the ability, the right, and the responsibility to read and understand the Bible. Our material is purposefully aimed at the non-expert. We strive to make this material easily read, easily understood, and easily shared. These resources are meant to give everyone the confidence to study the Bible. We do this by providing tools and encouragement. We will not use intimidation, or settle for content likely to leave someone confused or insecure.
• Discipleship: truly following Christ involves the entire person. This means thoughts, actions, words, and beliefs. Humility is essential to this process. And, humility applies to the BibleRef.com project as well! We are fully expecting to see changes as we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Discipleship also means a connection to the community of believers. That starts with direct access to God, and His word. It also means accepting the difficulty, and the mystery, of some aspects of our faith.
You don’t need a PhD in order to make sense of the Bible. At the same time, the Scriptures cannot be understood simply by skimming them. BibleRef.com is grounded in a conviction that understanding the Bible is possible for absolutely every person. Content published here is meant to show every reader that they can have a deeper understanding of the Word tomorrow than they do today.
As BibleRef.com continues to develop, each book, chapter, and verse of the Bible will be linked to specific commentary. Links between related verses, and to biblical themes, will also be part of the process. There are also many helpful features which are still in development! We highly recommend signing up for updates, once we've enabled them, in order to know when new content has been added.
Thanks for visiting! Have a look around, and enjoy your study of the Bible!