The Word

I know we are totally saved by Grace and not under the law. I don’t believe we have the right to just throw law out. God has put it in His word to us for a reason and to dismiss it so easily is a tad disconcerting to me. It displays the benchmark none of can attain. Of course none of us could ever attain the glory of God. None of us would be able to claim Christ as saviour without Grace but it is not entirely free as seems to be inferred. It was the greatest cost, of course that the creator of the universe be so shamefully treated by His creatures and yet He still said

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

But there is also a cost for us. In the end it is one of great reward but Jesus told us to repent Mark 1:15. That means a total turn around and giving our lives over. It means taking up our cross daily to follow Him Luke 9:23. The journey is a daily one. We need always to be in repentance it is not just a one off thing like we can say a little sinners prayer then party. That is what Paul tells us to Work out our own salvation with fear and trembling (Phil 2).

I’m not sure that we will ever agree on the importance of scripture. I never said it was God but I am convinced that it is His sacred word. I am not saying that the paper itself is Holy but the words of it are precious and should be close to our hearts…

Psalm 119:11, Deut 11:18.

We have been over 2 Tim many times but God breathed not only infers word but also Spirit

1 Peter 1:25 The Word of the Lord endures forever. This refers to OT it is true but the same man refers to Paul’s writing as scripture also 2 Peter 3:16. The Apostles knew they were writing scripture. It was part of their job description

This passage is not worth editing…

1:12 Therefore, I intend to remind you constantly 42 of these things even though you know them and are well established in the truth that you now have. 1:13 Indeed, as long as I am in this tabernacle, 43 I consider it right to stir you up by way of a reminder, 1:14 since I knowthat my tabernacle will soon be removed, 44 because 45 our Lord Jesus Christ revealed this to me. 46 1:15 Indeed, I will also make every effort that, after my departure, you have a testimony of these things. 47

1:16 For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return 48 of our Lord Jesus Christ; 49 no, 50 we were 51 eyewitnesses of his 52 grandeur. 53 1:17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father, when that 54 voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my dear Son, in whom I am delighted.”55 1:18 When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves 56 heard it, for we werewith him on the holy mountain. 57 1:19 Moreover, 58 we 59 possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. 60 You do well if you pay attention 61 to this 62 as you would63 to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star 64 rises inyour hearts. 65 1:20 Above all, you do well if you recognize 66 this: 67 No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, 68 1:21 for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men 69 carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

And that is true of all scripture because prophecy is not just predictive stuff it is all that comes from God. That is scripture OT and NT.

Because ” 4 “It is written, ‘Man 5 does not live 6 by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 7 Matt 4:4

I agree that God chooses other ways to reveal himself and I am a big on for touting nature/creation Psalm 8, Romans 1:20 as one of the biggest for that but we are also told “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1. So if it does not concur with Scripture it is not to be trusted.


~ by timmywarner on July 27, 2012.

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