The Bible is not merely a resource for creating smarter sinners.
It is the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation by grace through faith in Christ to the glory of God alone.
The Pharisees were merely smarter sinners than most.
John 5:39-4039 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Eternal life is not merely knowing more Bible verses than most.