I was telling a friend, a youth leader, about a Bible Study I'm in on apologetics... defending our faith .... or having the answers to some of the major attacks others make as excuses for why they do not believe: Chiefly I was admitting that I went through some struggles as a youth when the church seemed to be less informed and modern education seemed to have all the answers and ...... the attacks by those with degrees and professors in college.... and esteemed by the church community in general. I was trying to encourage this person to consider that such a course as this should be an essential part of youth training along with the doctrines of faith. This person considered my concerns for a moment and then stated that [he] was concerned that some people might make an idol of the Bible. How serious can this be? Personally, I'd be more concern that some folks could make an idol of the cross, or a fish, or a particular church or building or pastor or leader......... but the Bible? Perhaps I might understand his statement had he said that some might rely upon it with superstition as in believing just carrying it provided protection.... but having a genuine desire to read it and understand it???? What am I missing in understanding?