Gonna get political on ya guys for a moment. No, it won’t be an entire political post, but it relates to how we view Scripture, and how Scripture is being distorted in today’s world. Let me begin by addressing the confirmation hearings this week for Neil Gorsuch. Forget the crybaby hypocritical statements from Democrats about not being able to confirm Merrick Garland in a presidential year. It’s not about fairness for them though, it’s about them losing an opportunity to put someone on the Supreme Court that would secure their quest for ultimate and tyrannical power.
One thing that was said to prove this fact came from Diane Feinstein. She said that, “our constitution is a living document, meant to evolve as our nation evolves.” Nothing is further from the truth.
What Senator Feinstein means is that what is written in the U.S. Constitution can evolve and that no one can merely just abide by what it says in black and white terms. Can you see the danger in this yet? Let me paint a clearer picture for you–with the book Animal Farm. The pigs were in charge and anytime they needed to change something that they wanted to do, they would alter the rules of the farm just slightly so that it would suit them, and the rest of the animals suffered as a result. See where I’m getting at?
Now, would it surprise you that there are spiritual leaders out there who are doing the same thing but with God’s Word? There are pastors who are saying that we should not be abiding by God’s Word in such black and white terms and there are some who say that anyone who does follow God’s Word so well have made it an idol. Can you believe that? God’s Word an idol. The thing that Jesus said that man cannot live without. “Man cannot live by bread alone.” And what about Psalm 1:1-2? “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
See, God’s Word lays out the story of God’s plan for redemption of mankind through His son Jesus Christ. And when people accuse us of following God’s Word too strongly, what is your response? Do you have one? Mine is that I follow God’s Word out of thanks for His Son’s sacrifice, and that to live according to His Word is the best way for me to constantly thanks Him. Does this mean I’m perfect? No! Of course not! No one is perfect.
See, when these spiritual leaders say such things about God’s Word, I accuse them of being what Jesus calls “a brood of vipers.” And I also ascribe to them the Seven Woes that Jesus put on the Scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23. Here, take a read…
You can change the Bible version if you’d like, ESV is just my preference.
That may be a bit harsh, but how dare people distort what God’s plan is for people and how He implemented His plan for redemption. God’s Word is just as applicable today as it was when it was first written. Take a look at 2 Timothy 3:16, my friends.