‘ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD BREATHED. ‘2 TIMOTHY 3:16 NIV
The first lie ever recorded was the once Satan told Eve when he said that God didn’t really mean what He said. And He’s still peddling the same line. You hear it in comments like: (a) ‘if you’re sincere, it doesn’t matter what you believe. ‘What if you’re sincerely wrong? If your car brakes don’t work your sincerity won’t stop you; telephone poles and buildings will. (b) ‘We must be careful not to offend everyone. ‘What if people don’t want to hear the truth or live according to it? Should we soften or edit the scriptures based on what we think they can handle? If you love someone wouldn’t you interrupt they’re sleep to keep them from burning up with the house? (c). ‘There is truth in the Bible, but not all the Bible is true. ‘Paul writes that ‘All scriptures are God-breathed. ‘and Isaiah says, ‘if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them ‘ (Isaiah 8:20). twelve inches must make one foot, otherwise we’re all open to each otter’s interpretations and subject to each others value judgments and somebody’s going to get the short end of the stick.
Now, when we become arrogant in presenting the truth, the cause of Christ suffers and spiritually hungry people are turned off. We who have received grace and mercy must show it. But let’s not compromise what God’s word says. Interestingly, when polled recently, the majority of today’s young people (16-29) said, ‘give it to me straight. And if you don’t leave it, don’t give it!
How refreshing! Bottom line: God’s word is wholly, solely, fully, completely and altogether true. So be faithful to the Scriptures!
Courtesy of DWFT: Num: 19-21, Mark 10:23-34, Ps44: 1-18, Pr 11:9 www.mpbs247.org