Monday, June 21, 2010

Just thought I should note that

It is a remarkable thing, how God in his providence, works all things together for good to those who love him and keep his commands. Being a sinner, of course, I can't claim to love him right, or keep his commands right, certainly not all the time, but even so, because I am joined to Christ, who perfectly loved God and kept his commands, I think I can fairly lay claim to the promise of Romans 8:28.

Anyhow, I'm teaching a Sunday-school class on worldview, and we'd finished our analysis of philosophical Deism, which places man and his reason as the prime reality, and in the evening sermon, the (visiting, no less) pastor preached out of Jehoikam's burning of the scroll in Jeremiah 36. He made the very specific assertion that this sort of thing is what happens when you substitute reason for God as revealed in his word. This was especially applicable since one of the primary sources we'd appealed to in class was The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Jefferson Bible), which really did take a penknife to Scripture, editing out all that seemed "unreasonable" to the man who adorns our nickel.

The end of the matter, all has been heard. Fear God and walk according to his commandments, as revealed in authoritative, plenary-inspired Scripture.

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