Let the Bible Speak
“Well that is just your interpretation of it” or “You believe what you want and I will believe what I want” are two phrases that we hear when referring to scriptures. However, why does Bible authority have to come to this? Could there be hidden or subliminal messages which God put in the scriptures that only some can see?
“God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.” (Jn 4:24). But what is truth? Truth is a fact that has been verified. Has God been truthful and verified His word clearly? Paul wrote through divine inspiration: “ All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness : That the man of God may be perfect , throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Tim 3:16, 17). So did God lie?
Our liberal brethren and denominational acquaintances agree that “God cannot lie” (Tit. 1:2). Therefore, when Paul spoke of women to keep silent in the church, what was he referring to? When Eph. 5:19 says to sing, are there hidden messages that say to entertain us in worship however we see fit? Baptism is mentioned time and time again, yet denominations hold to the thief on the cross and that prayer alone can save. Who is right?
I would like to conclude to say that the Bible is right. There are not two standards, but one. There is only one Christ, there is only one baptism, and there is only one way to salvation. Christ spoke of those who teach ignorance and bring others into the gates of Hell without hope. “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Lk. 6:46) “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Mai 7:21) These people mentioned are ones who attend church. They are ones who claim that the Bible is from God, but reject His word when it does not suit them. How stupid is this? God put us here to serve Him, but some insist on telling God that their way is better than His. When in doubt about who is right and who is wrong, let the Bible speak where it speaks and let the Bible be silent where it is silent. Do Bible things by Bible ways and listen to what God wanted us to know and obey.