I know I’m going to date this video by
saying this, but we’ve heard a lot over the last couple of years
to “trust the science.” Well... you know, science is
founded on the principle of testing and retesting and proving
and disproving, isn’t it? Otherwise it wouldn’t be trustworthy.
We wouldn’t be able to base anything on it. Scripture is the
Test ALL things
We’re told to test all things. (1
Thessalonians 5:21) Not some things, ALL things.
And that includes what we believe. So how do we test – how do we
prove what we believe? By what we think? By what we feel? By
what we’ve experienced? No. By Scripture. Why? Why does the
theological doctrine of Sola Scriptura (by scripture
alone) hold any weight? Well, if God is unchanging – which
He is (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17 and on and
on), and if the Bible is God’s Word – which it is (2
Timothy 3:16 and on and on), and if it is true – which it is
(John 17:17), and if His Word is eternal – which it is
(Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35, 1 Peter 1:25, and on and on), then
why wouldn’t we base what we believe on it? After all, we’re
told that Scripture is profitable – advantageous – beneficial
for teaching, correcting, and convicting us (2 Timothy 3:16).
Testing all things includes Scripture
We have to test – or prove – Scripture.
How? Well, God is Spirit (John 4:24) and therefore naturally His
Word is spirit (John 6:63). What is born of the flesh is flesh
and likewise whatever is born of the spirit is spirit (John
3:6). So we can’t compare Scripture to natural, worldly,
physical, material things. In 1 Corinthians 2:13 Paul talks
about comparing spiritual things with spiritual. We can’t just
take a single Scripture and latch onto it as whatever truth we
want it to be – we have to 1) understand it in context, and 2)
compare it to other Scripture.
So. What do you believe? More
importantly, why do you believe it? Got Scripture for
that? Until next time – grow in the grace and knowledge of the