The doctrine of biblical inerrancy is an extremely important one because the truth does matter. This issue reflects on the character of God and is foundational to our understanding of everything the Bible teaches. The issue of distorting the truth is not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of time, Satan has been using the distortion of truth as a means to deceive man and dethrone God. (Genesis 3)
Not much has changed since the days of Jesus. As Pilate responded to Jesus, when “Pilate said to him, “What is truth”. (John 18:18) Just as Pilate questioned truth so do many today.
Not much has changed since the days of Paul as he provided exhortation to Timothy regarding the false teachers that were infiltrating the body of new believers. (2 Timothy)
Not much has changed as the world attempts so vigorously to deny and distort the Word of God. Just as the ideology of Darwinism, creationism, and theories of “millions of years”, as many attempt to insert doubt into Genesis and discredit God’s Word. (Charles Darwin, 1859)
Not much has changed as today the church is being infiltrated by false teachers with their process of bible interpretation, teaching and preaching the bible interpretation of “Eisegesis”; the process by which the bible is being manipulated to serve the purpose of man through social and ideological change, while adapting scripture to personal opinions and agendas.
No, not much has changed.
As Christians it is vital to know the truth in the Word of God, knowing that “not much has changed” in the world. Christians are called to “armor up” and equip themselves for battle and for service in God’s perfect and undistorted Truth. They are not to be blinded by whims of the world but mature, and firmly rooted and grounded in God’s Truth.
(Ephesians 6:13-19) (Colossians 1:28-29) (Colossians 2:6-9)
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”(2 Timothy 3:16)
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
(2 Timothy 2:15)
“And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy or Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was every produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
(2 Peter 1:19-21)
“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one, and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (Ephesians 6:13-19)
As we prayerfully read, study, and reflect in God’s Word let each of us be diligent to the hearing of truth as God “leads us out” through His Word of Truth. Not as Satan attempts to distort man and “lead us into” temptation with ideological ideas and opinions of personal interpretations. ~ Amen.
“The authority of God’s Word is higher than man’s traditions, culture practices, experience, church teaching, philosophy and opinions.” (Bible Doctrine Survey)
“This people honors me with their lips,
But their heart is far from me;
In vain do they worship me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men”.
(Mathew 15:8-9) (Mathew 15:1-9)