Are you Afraid of the Bible?

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29 

I believe that many Christians are afraid of the Word of God. They are afraid that it might demolish their preconceived notions. It may well destroy their indoctrination. The Bible is THE authority. Men’s theories and opinions do not supersede the Word of God. I have been taught things over the years that were really just opinions bolstered by a few Bible verses {usually taken out of context} along with a good measure of name calling. I love all my bothers and sisters in Christ but I desire to be loyal to the Word of God. Peer pressure can affect adults too. Everyone wants to be liked. No one wants to be excluded. Christians can be just as cruel as the lost world when it comes to pressuring people to fit in. I too want to fit in…with God.

I want to please the Saviour who bought me.

Here are a couple relevant quotes from Spurgeon:

“My love of consistency with my own doctrinal views is not great enough to allow me knowingly to alter a single text of Scripture. I have great respect for orthodoxy, but my reverence for inspiration is far greater. I would sooner a hundred times over appear to be inconsistent with myself than be inconsistent with the word of God. I never thought it to be any very great crime to seem to be inconsistent with myself; for who am I that I should everlastingly be consistent? But I do think it a great crime to be so inconsistent with the word of God that I should want to lop away a bough or even a twig from so much as a single tree of the forest of Scripture.” {Salvation by Knowing the Truth}

“Men who are morbidly anxious to possess a self-consistent creed, a creed which will put together and form a square like a Chinese puzzle,–are very apt to narrow their souls. Those who will only believe what they can reconcile will necessarily disbelieve much of divine revelation.”

“With words of human wisdom, and speculations of their own invention, men disguise falsehood, and deceive many. Be it ours to give to the people what God gives to us. Be ye each of you as Micaiah, who declared, “As the Lord liveth, what the Lord saith unto me, that will I speak.” {An All Around Ministry – Faith}

see also: Grammatical Gunpowder

 

 

 

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