4.21.2008

Revolutionary

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I found something very profound and I want to share it with you. This is a selection from Sandra's blog.

Interpretations. Is Bible all about interpretations? You mean when I read it and explain the idea it presents in simpler words its already my interpretation and wrong?
This week, I learned that to say "I believe", or "I think this is how it is" really works. Among my friends my interpretation doesn't count. So no longer do I even say these words, because what I believe will not change the world. It might change my actions, my character if I truly cling to what I believe in the Bible, but my spoken word of my faith will not proof that that's what necessarily Bible is speaking.
How did Jesus defend His truth? "I believe..."???? No. Rather here are the texts that He used in His confrontational situations:
Lu 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Lu 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve
.Lu 4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
Lu 19:46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Lu 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
John 6:31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Jesus quoted the scriptures. God Himself abiding in His own word. He knew it, knew it in His heart, because Bible doesn't say "Jesus ran to the synagogue to get the book of Isaiah so He could read to the devil who was tempting Jesus in the wilderness".... Not at all, because He kept saying "It is written..... ".
I am convinced, time after time when I am asked certain questions and am confronted with what I say from the Bible, whether I read it to the questioner or quote it my self, that there is no way of proving the Bible but through quoting, or showing what it speaks for itself . . . There can only be one truth . . .
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Pr 16:25

Wow! Is it possible?

Thanks for the inspiration Sandra!


Excelsior

5 comments:

  1. :) An encouraging challenge.
    Thanks - I needed it!

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  2. Wow. It really looks better than on my blog. Nice editorial. :) I am glad this experience could be inspirational for others. Blessings!
    Sandra

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  3. As Ravi Zacharias says, "truth is, by its very nature, completely exclusive." biblical truth is found by looking at the bible as a whole. cut and paste it is writtens can be dead end streets. Sadly, few of us have a complete knowledge of the bible and our truth is thus limited to our interpretation of what we have read.

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  4. But we can aspire to a more complete knowledge of the Scriptures. We can strive for less words and more of the Word, can't we?

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  5. This is great info to know.

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