Sunday, September 1, 2013

Should We Believe Everything in the Bible?

The Gutenberg Bible displayed by the United St...
The Gutenberg Bible displayed by the United States Library of Congress, demonstrating printed pages as a storage medium. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.

Psalm 19:7-8

New International Version (NIV)

         If we accept the premise that God is perfect then it would therefore follow that his law is perfect.  Why do so many people want to find imperfection in the law?  As humans believe they are becoming more enlightened in their own knowledge and reasoning, they find it easier to refute God's laws and reject them.  Psychologists and sociologists rely on the research gathered in scholastic settings and trust their own judgement and that of their peers.

         The Holy Scripture was never intended to be relegated to a mere historical footnote in our lives.  The Bible holds the rules by which we should live with affirming examples why those rules are correct.   Instead of understanding this, many people in our age would rather dismiss the Bible as no longer relevant, outdated, or even nonsense.  In believing such, the supposedly wise are proven to be simplistic fools who dwell in their own minds or blindly follow what another fool is telling them.

         My pleas would probably fall on stony paths of resistance if I were to ask these lofty thinkers to think a bit more deeply about what the Bible says versus what they think they know.  They know nothing when they spout out their drivel and try to dispute God's Word.  They might call the believers of the Bible naive or unsophisticated.  Have they resorted to any logical thinking when they resist God's Law?         

       The interpolations of man are folly when God is not factored into the equation.   God should never be excluded from the affairs of man if we want to come nearer to perfection.

First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

2 Peter 1:20-21

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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  1. For Christians it's important not to get swept up in the idea that parts of the bible are outdated or don't apply, just as it's important not to pick and choose what you believe from the the bible. If any one part of the bible is wrong, than any and all of it can be wrong, and like that, you've thrown out the foundations of your faith.


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