We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, February 5, 2016

Opinions or the Word?

The reason for so much of the conflict throughout the church at the present time is that people are fighting over their opinions.  It is not a matter of opinion, yours or mine.  It is what God says that matters.  The basis for our thinking should be the principles from His Word.  They must determine our actions.  To understand this, we must also appreciate that Genesis is foundational to the entire Christian philosophy.  One major difficulty in our churches is that many people do not trust Genesis.  Consequently, they do not know what else in the Bible to trust.  They treat the Bible as an interesting book containing some vague sort of religious truth.  This view is destroying the church and our society. and it is time religious leaders wake up to the fact.  Not to take Genesis 1 through 11 literally is to do violence to the rest of Scripture.

Ken Ham, “The Lie,” pg. 53

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ken Ham's video series on Genesis 1 - 11 is definitely worth watching. Our church is going through it now. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Ps 11:3