Yes, I do understand, but I do not, either…not really.
We, meaning every person in the room having read the many statements posted by this author, seem to agree that the Bible is true. However, that truth may not be God’s Truth in reality. Our truth often does not look to be the same as the Truth found in Scripture mostly because our truth is relative to the moment and/or the reality of time and space. And the difference between our truth and God’s Truth is found in one simple word, ‘absolute.’
‘Truth’ as defined in the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary: “Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be.” The operative word is ‘exact.’ Meaning, “Precise; not different in the least.” Opinion does not function here, is NOT a part of the equation.
As I write reflections of opinions and commentary about one thought or another as found in the Word of God my intentions are always to do so without personal prejudice or bias. This is difficult and may be impossible. Really, the best way to discuss any Scripture is to write it down and allow it to speak to us and for itself in context alone. And this I have written often, “only speak where the Bible speaks and be silent when the Bible is silent.” Not bad advice, is it?
Frankly said, “the Bible is offensive because biblical Truth is not our truth because our truth is relative, but Bible Truth is foundational at every level.
Jesus said this, “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!” Matthew 7:24-27 HCSB.
Two houses, two foundations and one horrific storm. The storms that come upon us are many, but the foundations upon which buildings of any sort are often inadequate against storms of any sort. And when these storms surge and buffet the constructions differing degrees of damage results or are destroyed, but the foundation is the element of endurance and soundness.
The Truth is:
“But I have told you these things so that when their time comes you may remember I told them to you. I didn’t tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you. “But now I am going away to Him who sent Me, and not one of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ Yet, because I have spoken these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor will not come to you. If I go, I will send Him to you. When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment: About sin, because they do not believe in Me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see Me; and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:4-14.
This statement encompasses everything we must know and apply concerning Truth; all truth. Please read and study this while considering anything read and personally written. This one statement concerning the Holy Spirit is applicable to everything anyone of faith encounters, “He will guide you into all truth.” We MUST consider this Truth in everything we say and do; everything. For all that must be done and said only to glorify the Person of Jesus Christ, EVERYTHING.
Jesus is Lord.