The Bible has no united messagePosted: September 5, 2008
I was asked to Respond to the following opinion:
“The Bible has no united message. It is a book with many, varied messages that are sometimes mutually exclusive. What we must do is select with the help of the Holy Spirit from among the various biblical messages the one that best fits our time.”
I will give my opinion to the following quote in addressing the sections.
The Bible has no united message. This is here is the writer’s presupposition on what he may believe of the Bible. I would say that yes, the Bible does have one united message. That being the work and redemption of sinners by the gospel of Jesus Christ in order that sinners can become saints to glorify God through the work of the Holy Spirit.
It is a book with many, varied messages that are sometimes mutually exclusive.
I would say to this, that yes, there are stories, narratives, and places where one may have a hard tie seeing how it fits into the whole picture of the cannon of Scripture. This problem however is on man’s part in not being able to see and know how every picture, story and area fits into the whole museum of the story of redemption.
What we must do is select with the help of the Holy Spirit from among the various biblical messages the one that best fits our time.”
“What we must do” seems as if he is coming to the table with his own concerns and opinions as if he knows best how to look at the Bible. As far as his comment “the one that best fits our time”, seems as if he does not have any absolute truth. If we are to pick out what we want, when we want, for what we want, then why even believe something that is been inspired by God, and not write our own system of beliefs.