Thursday, June 29, 2006

Something to Think About

Christians believe that the Bible is the final authority for faith and practice. We know that there certainly are other authorities, but none of them are the final court of appeal - like the Bible.

When we talk about the authority of the Bible, we need to make an important contrast - the Bible is either a book by man about God or it's a book written by God (through men) about Himself. Those are the only two options.

If the Bible is nothing more than a book by men about God, then it's no different than any other book and holds no more or less authority than any other book. If the Bible is a book written by God (through men), then it has authority because it's God's revelation of Himself to us.

That's something to think about as we consider the Bible and its authority.


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