Friday, September 26, 2003

Problem of Inspiration

The sermons on Sunday mornings with the South Yukon Church recently have been answering some questions like the one from this past Sunday: What does the Bible mean by “All Scripture is God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16)? I’ve heard people criticize the Bible concerning its failure to be something that the Bible never claims to be. For instance, if the Bible says about the sun rising in the east, critics want the Bible to be scientifically accurate and argue that it should say something about rotations and orbits. The Bible never asserts itself as an astrological manual. If it did, you would have something to gripe about. The Bible does claim that heaven is its origin; that it is the authority for your life; and that it is sufficient for your walk to eternal life through Christ. If those things were proved untrue, we’ve got a big problem. But they haven’t been, nor will they be. If, then, you don’t respond positively to the message from the Bible, you’ve got a big problem! That’s Life at Work!

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