Addressing the Vital Doctrine of Scripture

| December 30, 2014

In various quarters and in myriad ways the Scriptures are being questioned, undermined, reinterpreted, and denied. Many desire to update the Bible to ensure its truth and teachings remain relevant. But to update the Scriptures to ensure they speak “truth” is to step away from the God's authoritative Word.

This assault on God's Word was at the heart of the initial temptation of Satan in Eden, when the serpent asked his question: “Did God actually say?” (Gen. 3:1). This question was the means by which Satan sowed seeds of doubt in the minds and hearts of Adam and Eve.

Tragically, our first parents regressed from the initial question to an outright denial of God's Word, which was the basis of the fall. They ate the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:6), and all born since are “in Adam.” In a twisted order of God’s design, rather than running to God, fallen humans hide from him. Rather than listening to him, they want to shield themselves from him. Thankfully, God did not leave them (or us) alone.

There is another question in the early chapters of Genesis, this time from God. He asks, “Where are you?” (Gen. 3:9). This question is not asked…

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