It amazes me how many voices within Christianity seek to discredit God’s Word.
From the clear passages about homosexuality being sin, to women not having spiritual authority over men, to not entangling ourselves with the affairs of the world, etc.
God’s commands are clear. When He wants us to do something, He doesn’t hide His point behind ambiguous phrases.
“Hey Adam, don’t eat from that tree!”
But then we get thinking. “Did God really say that? Well, yes, He did, but lets consider what He really meant. Let’s not forget to apply some other information, maybe even some other stuff God said, to confuse the issue.”
We bash the stupid Pharisees for their technique of elevating their traditions, thoughts, and philosophies over clear statements of God, yet we do the same.
This technique has blown away God over the years too, best illustrated by the frustration Christ has with people on this issue.
But, here we are, like Job’s friends, assuming we are the people and wisdom will die with us. We know better. We’re smarter than those hicks who wrote the Bible. We know what God really meant.
So, we justify our actions because we know Paul didn’t write Hebrews, and Daniel was written later than his prophecies, and there were, like, four people writing Isaiah, probably none of whom were name Isaiah, and on and on we go.
God’s Word means nothing while our little opinions rule the day.
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”
Jesus said that, by the way, Jesus who is named “The Word.” The whole Bible is the Word of Jesus and that is what we are judged with and by. Get ready.