I’ve been listening or reading posts that discuss concerns with the modern-day church, the many changes that have slipped in. From styles of worship, contemporary or traditional, singing new choruses and not the great hymns of the church.
The subtle change in the sacredness of church worship, the exhortation or preaching of the Word. The cornerstone in which we place our confidence in is the Bible the Holy Word of God. Without the Bible, cover to cover we have nothing to give us directions to get to Heaven. I've heard conversations of "well that was the Old Testament, not New Testament so it doesn't count!" Yet as I see it the Word of God is tied together like an intricate tapestry.
Vic Reasoner wrote a book “The Importance of Inerrancy.”
In today’s world the tearing down of the truth of the Bible is rampant. In many churches the truth of the Scriptures has been clouded by saying that man wrote it and thus subject to mistakes and errors.
The problem is when you believe that, then you can modify anything the Bible tells us as truth to suit your own taste. You can eliminate anything you don’t like or find hard to do.
Here is something to ponder, if the Holy Scriptures have error or falsehood, then among many which deals with this truth, here is this passage that brings trouble from St. Paul’s letter to Timothy. “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work.”
(II Tim 3:15-17) If we allege human error or falsehood, we then make the Bible a book without the power and unction extended to the writers.
“God breathed” implies no way a mistake is included in the script. Paul then points to teaching, reproof, correction and instruction in Righteousness. The Word of God comes yes, through humanity, yet it shouldn’t be a surprise that the writers didn’t write on impulse but were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
John writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God from the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without him nothing was made that was been made. In him was life. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5.)
Our journey is by faith, to take God at his word and that the 66 books from the Cannon are believed to be the inspired Word of God to be our roadmap to a life beyond the grave. No mistakes in the book so sail on in the Old Ship of Zion until we are called home. Tell as many as you can about this one and only Book!
Now, that’s a thought,