Last week my Catholic historical theology professor quipped, “Ten years ago I could tell who was Protestant and who was Catholic sitting in my classes because the Protestants knew their Bible. Now I can tell by who has the best Bible Software.”
I use and benefit from my Bible Software daily, but that’s no excuse for neglecting regular and repeated reading and memorization of Scripture. The sad truth is that Bible Software has made students dependent on their machines rather than their memory for knowing and accessing the scriptures with speed and accuracy. This reminds me of Plato’s famous criticism of books as a means of destroying memory.