In our world, there is a broad spectrum of religious systems. Without being unkind, it is safe to say that they all cannot be right since they often have beliefs that contradict each other. How do we know which is right and which is wrong? The Bible provides us guidance in this area. Continue reading
Basic Theology – A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth by Charles Ryrie
Moody Publishers, 1999
If you want to know more about God, this is the book for you. This is the most approachable theology book I have found. It is clear enough for the average person (see the word “popular” in the sub-title), yet it is deep enough that the pastor, Bible teacher, or seminary professor often finds it to be an indispensable resource. Continue reading
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Questions are often asked such as, “Just where did the Bible come from anyway? Isn’t it just a collection of human writings?” Continue reading
But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
Jeremiah lived in a dark day in Judah’s history. He faithfully preached God’s message to the people, but they did not listen. The verse above is part of Jehovah’s assessment of them. They did not obey or even accept correction for their evil ways. God then states that “truth is perished”.
When we turn away from God’s truth, it becomes dead (ineffective) to us. It has, in effect, perished in our lives. Christians need to guard against this and accept the truth that God has revealed through His Word. We must not let the cares of life, our culture, or anything turn us away from God’s message. When truth dies in our life, our fellowship with God goes with it. When we follow His precepts and wisdom, we can have a vibrant spiritual life as we obediently live for Him.