You should not accept something is true just because it comes from someone you respect. The Truth can only come from God.
And yourself ( we humans because made by the image of God ) can communicate with God and to know that something is true ( although can’t get exhausted true knowledge of God ).
So, if you truly believe, you should also express it in your own particular ways.
Regarding reading the Scripture, It is less good to only have the process arranged like a school classroom, and you are like a teen student listen to the dominant teacher, and you feel you are learning something and never post your questions — I hope at least you feel you have some questions –.
After all, we are not study a text book in order to get a certification.