Thursday, September 26, 2013

All Scripture Points To The Cross

2 Timothy3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.


The 70's and the 80's brought with it a battle for the Bible in the Southern Baptist Convention. I suppose that there came a time where it was believed that the battle was over, it had been settled on that the Bible is inerrant. It may have been believed that the conservative resurgence of the 70's and 80's had completed it's course and has become settled. That may or may not have been true at one time or another. But the bigger picture is that the attack on the Bible has never deceased, and is alive and prevalent in the world today.

Those who consider themselves as intellectuals, those who consider themselves as progressives and "open minded" search deep and wide for reasons not to believe in the literal, infallible Word of God as God spoke it to His writers. This "critical" thinking is deemed as the surest way to reach the truth. The Bible is interpreted by science rather than interpreting science by the Word of God.

The Bible itself claims that it is the Word of God. As the words of God are of the purest nature they are without error and as such are infallible and inerrant. You cannot say I followed the Word of God and it was a mistake. You cannot say that God lied in his spoken Word. It cannot be said that the Bible is wrong.

While some deny the inerrancy of scripture they and some others still will allegorize the word of God. They deny the literal interpretation of scripture. They will take past events such as the flood and a literal six days of creation and work to diminish it's impact and significance by allegorizing them. You see Satan works to accuse others. In the Garden of Eden Satan called God a liar, Ye shall not surely die. The end result was that man fell from the sinless state he was in and was expelled from the Garden. He became separated from God. Today Satan continues his assault on God in the ears of His dear Saints and says "God is a liar". His Word is not really His Word. It is just a story to learn from. You don't need to take it literally that is absurd!

1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

With all of their learning and all of the "critical" thinking of the self proclaimed intellectuals what they fail to rely on is that all of scripture points to the cross. When you begin to intellectualize scripture and allegorilize the Word of God you lose sight of the cross. The Bible isn't about daily life lessons it is about a redeemer. From Genesis to Revelation the pages of the Bible drip with the blood of Christ and that my friend is what Satan is really attacking. For without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. Satan told man that he will not die more than 6000 years ago, and he continues to tell man today the very same lie. While the Bible is called into question, and inerrancy and infallibility are rebuked, what is at the very core of these issues is the cross. For if you can allegorize the very events in history that point us to the cross then it will bring into mind the question of the cross itself. Do not let them fool you. It is all about the cross.