For professing Christians there are essentially two roads we can take in life, in terms of what we choose to believe. We can follow our own ideas and the voices of a multitude of experts-who between them produce a cacophony of ideas, alternative interpretations, excuses, lies, falsehoods, and wishful thinking-or we can read and believe what the Bible actually says. The choice is between human reasoning, preference and philosophy, and what Scripture plainly states God has said.
You may or may not have noticed that in our time a large number of teachers and their followers are either ignoring or re-writing the Bible; the Scriptures from which we derive our faith and which themselves claim to be the very Word of God. But don’t be fooled: God does not change His mind, and does not hide His truth for a certain expert or spiritual giant to discover thousands of years later so that he can tell the rest of us.
Some things are unchangeably right or wrong. The Bible is unapologetic about its presentation of the duality of Truth and falsehood. It’s on every page, in every paragraph. But unfortunately, falsehood is presented as truth, so how will we know which is correct, if we even care?
How do we as Christians find truth? Do we listen to our favorite teachers, and the ones who appear to be so powerful and successful and eloquent, and those who are highly educated? Or do we instead look to the Bible, and trust the Holy Spirit (the real one-not the fake one) to tell us what it says and means?
If we claim to be followers of the Biblical God, we need to make up our minds whether we believe what Scripture really says, or if we believe what far too many deniers and changers and experts are saying. We don’t have to go out on a limb of faith-it’s the deniers and the changers who are doing that. The Bible-believer is in the mainstream of truth. As the apostle Paul said:
Let God be true, and every human being a liar (Romans 3:4).
That’s pretty strong language isn’t it! But we have to make that choice, because:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his]strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord” (Jeremiah 17:5).
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