Monday

Conditional Belief

God's Word is true, God's Word is God's Word, conditional acceptance of God's Word is not belief
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Some people have "conditional belief" in the Bible. 

Below are 3 common statements of conditional belief:

1. "Parts of the Bible are outdated." 

False!

Some commands in Scripture were given to a particular group (e.g. Civil laws for Israel in the Old Testament) or a particular time (e.g. sacrificial and dietary laws fulfilled in Christ). But New Testament commands and principles are permanent. Hebrews 13:8; 1 Peter 1:24-25

2. "I trust the words of Christ, not the other Bible authors."

False! 

If a person trusts Christ's words, they'll trust all Scripture because Jesus said the Holy Spirit would reveal truth after His death (John 16:12-15), and the human authors of Scripture wrote only what the Spirit dictated (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). 

3. "The Bible can be interpreted different ways."

False! 

Bible-believing Christians agree on all essential elements of faith and morality (Ephesians 4:3-6). Our differences are "non-essentials."

Let's treat the Bible like God's Word, without conditions.

For a more thorough understanding of the difference between permanent and temporary laws and commands, see Old Testament Laws: Sacrificial, Dietary, 10 Commandments



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