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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Don’t Run On Emotions!

Just because we have a moving experience when we read a passage of Scripture does not mean that we have understood it properly, or that it is God telling us something through that verse. What God tells us through a verse is what the verse actually means in context. God is not going to tell you  something through a personal, emotional experience that is contrary to the meaning of the passage. You cannot let your emotional experiences be the standard by which you determine the meaning of Scripture.

Thomas A. Howe, “How the Cults MisInterpret the Bible,” Areopagus Journal, July 2002, pg.27.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

That quote is applicable to many within the church today.