The significance of scripture in the lives of both the believer and unbeliever can’t be overstated.

God accomplishes His will through His word.

Isa 55:6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout,  R18 giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but  it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

The Bible tells us Jesus is God’s word manifested in the flesh

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”). 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.

So why would a Christian be against the bible?

The answer can be more complex than we realize. For Christians that outright deny the bible’s inerrancy, never read their bible, or consider it a legalistic book, their problem is salvation. They are pretending to be Christians. They like the idea of a God, but they worship a god of their own making. Too many professing Christians and churhces fall into this category. A local pastor once told me that if he asked his small groups to study the bible, people would stop attending small groups. That’s a church and a pastor that need to repent.

Some Christians have formed a syncretic view of Christianity and the bible. They have chosen to have a bias towards a particular part of the Christian faith and then mix that component with worldly views and POOF! – a new religion custom made to your liking. These are usually emotionally driven people that try to conform God’s Word to their worldview of how they think salvation should work. They usually don’t have a comprehensive knowledge of God’s Word that balances what Jesus called the weightier matters of the law – mercy, justice, and faithfulness.

Faith requires we be renewed in our minds daily. Every Christian should set aside time specific to this purpose and read scripture comprehensively with the objective being to understand the Will of God, not what verses support our view of how things should be. This requires work on the part of the believer and the sooner you start, the more change you will see in your faith.



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