You have heard me say (on several occasions) that the Word of God…i.e. the Bible, is inerrant (error free). Most of us agree with that statement, some Christians like to condition it, and of course there are others who would probably say it doesn’t matter. Well…it does. One question I often think about is how anyone could believe in our God… that created everything as He did, yet give us a detailed account of who He is and how He responds to His creation, coupled with His ultimate plan for redemption…. why would this God give us this book and allow it to not be accurate, I mean completely accurate error free?
Often times a view of scripture that has compromised an inerrant or absolutely true approach, is done so in effort to reconcile one’s particular views on a certain issue. In other words, rather than just accepting some certainties about God’s desire or will for us, it is easier to doubt the perfect-ness of His word. The truth is, however, that we live in changing times. Morality among many other things is dissipating. Creation is crying out more than ever before (Romans 8:18) and biblically speaking, times will continue to wane until the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Yet, the one thing that will never change, is God’s Word. It hasn’t changed since its inception and it will never change. Things that were sinful in the Old Testament, remain sinful today. Things that were sinful in the New Testament, are still sinful today. God’s Word will always remain.
This truth is a good thing. The fact that God’s Word remains and that it is unchanging can give us great confidence that the promises He has made also will never change. His love for His creation will never change. His plan for redemption and reconciliation will never change. Our hope in eternal life will never change. The fact that He “is always with us” will never change, nor will the truth that in Him we can overcome any obstacle or temptation that is in our way. That, my friend, is the awesome benefit of the inerrant Word of God. You see, you cannot embrace the hope we have in Christ as true and trustworthy, unless you embrace the entirety of God’s Word as true and trustworthy.
I shared that with you in effort to invite you into a deeper love relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ, His Son. Would you like that? Do you really want to draw nearer to our heavenly Father? If so, the recipe is before you. It is the Word of God, the Bible…it is both historical and futuristic, and it is an expression of his will for our lives. It is impossible to get closer to God without embracing His Word and accepting it as true and trustworthy…or inerrant. Hence, it is my prayer for you that you would develop a hunger and passion for Him unlike ever before, and that you would consider in the midst of this changing world, that the fact that His Word never changes and sin is never acceptable, is a good thing…because it emphasizes our hope.
At the Feet of Jesus,