I am sitting at my computer this morning stunned. A little bit numb.
Last night I had dinner with a group of my best friends. The topic of some very successful, very influential, young Christian bloggers/authors came up.
One who has left her husband and entered into a relationship that runs contradictory to God’s Word. Several others who applauded it.
These are women with great influence on the next generation. Women who impact thousands upon thousands.
There were more stories. Some tears. My heart broke.
Here’s what I want to say to you this morning. And this is very different from my normal blog post…don’t believe what I write just because you trust me or even like me. Sift my words through the sieve of God’s Word.
Don’t trust everything you read because you enjoy the author’s style of writing, the fact that she is “real,” or the way she can pen a phrase that feels like an “ah ha” moment. What if that “ah ha” moment isn’t a “God-moment” but a “feel-good” moment?
I love books. I read at least one a week. But I love God’s Word above all the words penned by man—male or female.
I want to encourage you to read the Bible, study the Bible, and steep in the Bible. Let God’s Word be the filter through which you sift all other words. Let God’s Word be the plumb line to determine if others’ words line up with His.
I believe the Bible is God’s inerrant Word. What does that mean? For a believer in biblical inerrancy, Holy Scripture is the Word of God, and carries the full authority of God.
Here’s what I’m saying this morning: Don’t believe me or any other Christian writer/speaker/blogger because she sells a lot of books or draws a big crowd. Sift our words through the sieve of God’s Word.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV Click & Tweet!
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NIV Click & Tweet!
I know this may not be a popular blog post. I didn’t really want to write it. It will probably make some readers mad at me. I’ve got to be OK with that. I love you that much.
Here’s what I’m asking today: Will you join me in praying that God’s Word will trump any false teachings or opinions that are permeating the Church today?