Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Does it matter?

Several things in the past weeks have put a concern in my heart over how we as believers handle truth. It seems that we are getting to a point where we accept the idea that truth doesn't really matter. We'll say, for example, that the Bible is completely God's Word, and totally true. Then we'll start picking parts that we aren't as sure of, and say they aren't quite as good of truth as other parts.

It's one thing to see the lost world try and pick and choose. You see it in actions by certain groups that want to elevate, for example, 'God is love' above the rest of Scripture and say that if 'God is love' is true, then we have to accept anything under the label of 'love.' But you can't do that. God is love, but He is also a jealous God, a righteous God, a holy God, and an exclusive, unique God. There is none like Him, and to discount His righteousness to emphasize His love is trying to change Him.

There are other areas, where Scripture speaks of science or history that we'll attempt to discount, because other sources of information try and convince us God's wrong. But as we do that, we allow earthly means to define God. Probably not wise.

As far as objections based on what people say, even people we have previously regarded as great Christian leaders, we would do well to remember this Scripture: "4 May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar." Romans 3:4 (NASB) God's truth remains the same, no matter what any person chooses to say or believe.

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