Christ commandeth to search the Scriptures. John 5. Though that miracles bare record unto His doctrine, yet desired He no faith to be given either to His doctrine, or to His miracles, without record of the Scripture.

When Paul preached, Acts 17, the other searched the Scriptures daily, whether they were as he alleged them. Why shall not I likewise see, whether it be the Scripture that thou allegest? Yea, why shall I not see the Scripture, and the circumstances, and what goeth before and after; that I may know whether thine interpretation be the right sense, or whether thou jugglest, and drawest the Scripture violently unto thy carnal and fleshly purpose; or whether thou be about to teach me, or to deceive me?

—William Tyndale