MARKET PLACE OF IDEAS?
In my limited experience I’ve realized most Christians believe the Bible is a market place of ideas. Where we can simply swap opinions. A religious “buffet.” Take what you want and leave what you don’t. No grounded conviction. We can all "agree to disagree." We all have different “interpretations.” And if you dare challenge that? You’re out!
Is it all just really a matter of which commentary you've read? Or which Bible school you attend? Or congregation you belong to? If so the Bible is only as true as the natural man's agenda. We have been made orphans. God has abandoned us. Burn the Book and let us live as heathens. To hell with all of us. Is this reality?
Whether it be salvation. Worship. Behavior. Context. The Holy Spirit and His work. How, and to Who, we should pray. Social drinking. Marriage/Divorce/Remarriage. Holidays. Gambling. Dances & Proms. Evangelism. Benevolence. Church government. Fellowship. Church discipline. Anything and everything the gospel reveals and teaches. An objective reality can be found. There is more to know in the Bible than simply getting wet. And all who deny such are rebellious. Set in their ways. Idle. Vain. Useless. Headed towards judgment.
So imagine being faithful. Knowing these things. Knowing religious reality. Teaching Bible accuracy and truth. Only to have Scripturally ignorant Christians come and snatch away what has been sown. And sadly, some to those being preachers, evangelist, elders, and deacons. Yet the faithful must persevere through these moments. Our Master also, before us.
Friends. “Let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written” - Rom. 3:4
STAY FOCUSED & STAY POSITIVE. A LA PROCHAIN. GOD BLESS.