There is a troubling trend in Christianity today. Sometimes it is blatantly and brazenly professed and sometimes it comes incognito, made to look like worship. It is a belief that truth cannot be known. We can’t really understand anything about Scripture or about God. As I mentioned some preach (I hesitate to call what they do preaching) this from their platforms whether it be sermons, books, or blogs. And others try to pass it off as worship, “God is so great and wonderful! We can’t possibly understand or even really know Him!”
Wait a second! Christianity is ALL ABOUT TRUTH! Truth is knowable. In fact, God WANTS us to KNOW. That is the purpose of His Word. Scripture is the measure, the standard, and the TRUTH. It is God’s all-sufficient, complete, and unchangeable guide and gift for His people. And while it is true that we cannot fully comprehend God, for His ways are higher than our ways, there is a lot that we CAN know. He has revealed it to us through His Word. Yet knowledge of the Bible ranks pretty low, even among “born again” believers. The preaching and teaching of Bible Truths is disappearing from many churches and is being replaced by entertaining speeches. The love of God’s Word is waning in the hearts of His people.
There are many that believe that the authority of God functions separately from written Scripture. They believe that Scripture cannot be fully authoritative at the level of its functioning in the life of the Church today. There is a dismissal of the importance of doctrine and the assumption that it is neither central, nor important in the lives of the post-modern day Christian. As a result, we have a lot of murmuring and complaining about Truth, and a lot of shouting and rejoicing about many other subjects. The Christian Church is distracted!
We have to get back to Bible Teaching and Bible Preaching. People, our pastors should not have to worry about us getting bored or anxious to leave when they begin teaching us Biblical Truths. We need to encourage them to teach to us and preach to us, like never before, the Truth of God’s Word.
We need to embrace God’s Word, embrace God’s Truth, and embrace the One at the center of its message.
Without Truth, there is no Christianity!
For more on this, I suggest David Well’s The Courage to be Protestant from which most of these thoughts were inspired.
What Do You Have To Say About Truth? Don’t Lie!