Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Can Love of the Bible mean You Don't Love God?

There is a cult of placing the bible above all things, in particular the Holy Spirit. It is a disease of modernism, where rationalism has won the day. Some have substituted love for the Bible in place of the Love of God.

Some blogger concluded a post on angels this way, finishing with a question that he provides two possible answers for:

Is it the Word that ALONE reveals these truths?

Or is it games, pageantry, frippery, triviality, entertainment, froth, foam, and inanity?

So, he asks, is it the bible, or is it games, pageantry, frippery, et. al. that reveals truth?

May I suggest the correct answer, the one the bible gives?

That would be the Holy Spirit. You know, that part of the triune God that as John 16:13 says:

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come.

It is only through the Holy Spirit that truth of the bible means anything to us. The Holy Spirit inspired the authors, providing us with scripture, and the Holy Spirit that indwells us allows us to understand and apply the scripture. The Bible, by itself, does nothing.

Thinking the Bible alone reveals truth is inanity.

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