Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Short Talk (Reprise)

A friend emailed me a comment on my last post, "Short Talk". I wanted to post it here.

Regarding your first point, God has spoken

I have recently had these ponderings concerning what I would tell a believer about approaching the Word:

I would urge in the strongest terms that the Word be allowed to simply say what it actually says -- nothing more, nothing less.

This occurs in practice less often than we might imagine.

Consider the implications -- if what the Word actually says is actually true…

Consider the implications -- if it is actually believed that what the Word actually says is actually true…

What the Word actually says is actually true…

Isaiah 55

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Not much to add here. I have to ask my self, do I read the Word as though what it says is actually true?