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The Bible Has Mistakes

On visitation I’ve sometimes heard people question the accuracy of the Bible as the basis for not believing it. I’ve approached this and seen it approached different ways, but here is one I haven’t yet tried:

I can understand why the accuracy of the Bible is important and I would disagree about it having mistakes.  I read the Bible every day and have read it in entirety several times.  I have yet to find any mistakes in it, but let me ask you to think about this.  Why is it important to you that the Bible not have mistakes in it in order to be trusted?  I venture that it is important to you because truth is important to you.  You don’t want to put your trust in something that is not true.  The interesting thing is that this is a moral statement and only makes sense when there is a God who determines what is true and what is false.  If the universe is governed by random chance processes, then not only can matter come in and out of existence, but so can truth.

God did not leave us to wonder.  He said…

  Romans 1:20   For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

 John 17:17   Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

We can know truth.  God has revealed the truth of himself in his creation and in his word, it is up to us whether we will accept it or not. 

  John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 

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October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

How often when we ask for the blessings of God are we asking for more than we ought. Do we pray this?

Proverbs 30:8b – give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

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Childrens Church

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Sending a child to a public school is no different than sending them to a church that doesn’t teach the Bible and closer to a church of Satan than even a Catholic or Unitarian church.  Public schools teach the religion of humanism.  They unabashedly teach as truth that man is basically good, that there is no God, and that each person is responsible for their own fate apart from God.  They require faith and expect works that demonstrate that faith.

You wouldn’t dream of sending your child to a humanist equivalent of VBS, even for its potentially beneficial aspects, so why would you even consider delegating your authority to someone who either hates God or at best teaches a curriculum that presumes his absence?

To make an oak tree strong enough to withstand a storm, you protect it until it is mature.  So it is with children.

Mark 8:33b “Get thee behind me Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.”

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Who are you better than?

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Rock

Our Sunday School teacher pointed out that in Biblical Christianity we often observer the don’t-s without observing the do-s. While avoiding sin is admirable, doing so only brings us up to the purity of a rock. Righteousness should compel us to do the do-s not just avoid the don’t-s.

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Textual Position

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Pensacola Christian College lists their textual position on the statement of faith page, but Ambassador Baptist College (ABC) has a more complete statement that clears up many potential misunderstandings.  I believe the positions are in agreement.  I know very little about ABC, but I agree with their textual position.  The last paragraph is a bit weak, but I don’t necessarily disagree with it and I have found no other statement that has such clarity.

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Mercy and Justice

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment
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We decided to name the kids swingset/fort Fort Justice.  Well, on the front it will say Fort Justice and on the back it will say Fort Mercy.  Hopefully an object lesson of how God operates.

I just came across Nahum in my Bible reading.  These verses seemed applicable showing God’s power over the wicked (justice), but also His mercy toward them if they will repent.

Nahum 1:2-3

God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

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