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Many Protestant preachers emphasize on reading Scripture daily.

Are there any Protestant churches who believe that reading Bible is one of the evidence of Salvation? If there are, mention at least one such example.

Do they believe that a true believer must read the Bible daily or as often as possible?

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Who believe that believer believes that he believe... –  Малъ Скрылевъ Feb 21 '14 at 10:39
To answer this question, one would have to list thousands of churches just to scratch the surface. –  Charles Alsobrook Feb 21 '14 at 11:03
@CharlesAlsobrook Fine, edited. Now you just have to mention one example. –  Mawia Feb 21 '14 at 11:16
I'm pretty sure that list questions are almost always looked down upon. The difference is if it is an identification question, which can look like a list question. –  fredsbend Feb 21 '14 at 21:58

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Paul, in writing to Timothy (2 Tim 2:15) writes:

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth

This good advice about a spiritual discipline that yields much fruit is the impetus for encouraging Bible study. It is true, to varying degrees, across all denominations.

That one would seek to add "virtue to faith, and to virtue, knowledge" (2 Peter 1:5) is evidence of a growing Christian. In the same way fruit is not a commandment but rather a natural expression of an inward transformation, so too bible study isn't so much a thing you "MUST" do, as something that if you're not doing would cause me to ask, what's wrong?

As such, I would argue that study is an evidence of change that has already occurred - and I suspect most Christians would agree with the assertion.

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Well, from a Biblical prespective, the Fruits of the Spirit are listed in Galatians 5:

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

We can't look at someone and tell if they're saved, but we can see if they have the Fruit of the Spirit. That's about as close as we can get.

Now, it can stated that if we're Christians then we follow Christ as our perfect example of a human, and Christ most certainly studied the scriptures. Every day? I have no idea obviously, but seeing as how he is the Word made flesh, the fact that He even took time to read them, speaks enormously.

I'm a Baptist and my Pastor constantly tells us to read the Word. How do you know what you believe if you don't read the Word? Its not a condition of Salvation, if that's what you're asking (you can most certainly be saved without knowing how to read), so hopefully this answers your question.

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I don't think Christ needed to read Scriptures because He himself is the source of Scripture. –  Mawia Feb 21 '14 at 18:03
It's certainly possible He didn't, I'm saying it's possible that He did, when we see in Luke 2 He was left in the Temple and asked questions of the teachers and listening to them it not out of the realm of possibility. Especially when one has to set the perfect example for all humanity. –  BigHomie Feb 21 '14 at 18:12

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