The Baptist Catechism 1693 | Questions 5 & 6
5. May all men make use of the Holy Scriptures?
All men are not only permitted, but commanded and exhorted, to read, hear, and understand the Holy Scriptures. (Jn. 5:39; Lk. 16:29; Acts 8:28-30; 17:11)
6. What things are chiefly contained in the Holy Scriptures?
The Holy Scriptures chiefly contain what man ought to believe concerning God, and what duty God requireth of man. (2 Tim. 1:13; 3:15,16)