Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Word of God

"Now that is interesting to me because the Holy Spirit inspired the writers to call both the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, the 'Word of God'. The character of the Bible and the character of Jesus are linked together." - The Proceedings of the Conference on Biblical Inerrancy 1987, Broadman.
How we respond to the Bible's words is how we respond to the Lord Jesus Christ. If and where we knowingly disobey his written words, we knowingly disobey and dishonour him personally, the living Word.

Would you do such-and-such if the Lord Jesus Christ descended from heaven in light you could not even look upon, surrounded by legions of angels, and personally declared to you that you must not do it?

You might like to say "no, of course not". This would be self-deception. You would, and I would, because that is the nature of the sin that still dwells within us. Jesus Christ made his attitude to the Scriptures very clear, with words like "Your word is truth", "The Scriptures cannot be broken", "Do you not err, because you do not know the Scriptures?" and "The words that I have spoken will judge him at the last day" and "Man shall not live on bread alone, but upon every word that falls from the mouth of God".

What is the Word of God telling you to do? Exactly what the written word of God is telling you to do. You can dishonour and disobey neither or both - there is no middle ground, and let's not kid ourselves that there is.

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