3/1/08

Forever

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God." (2 Tim. 3:16)
Precious words! Would they were more thoroughly understood in this our day! It is of the utmost possible importance that the Lord's people should be rooted, grounded and settled in the grand truth of the plenary inspiration of holy scripture. It is to be feared that laxity as to this most weighty subject is spreading in the professing church to an appalling extent. In many quarters it has become fashionable to pour contempt upon the idea of plenary inspiration. It is looked upon as the veriest childishness and ignorance. It is regarded by many as a great proof of profound scholarship, breadth of mind, and original thinking to he able, by free criticism, to find out flaws in the precious volume of God. Men presume to sit in judgment upon the Bible as though it were a mere human composition. they undertake to pronounce upon what is, and what is not, worthy of God. In fact they do, virtually, sit in judgement upon God Himself. The present result is, as might be expected, utter darkness and confusion, both for those learned doctors themselves, and for all who are so foolish as to listen to them. And as for the future, who can conceive the eternal destiny of all those who shall have to answer before the judgement seat of Christ for the sin of blaspheming the word of God, and leading hundreds (of thousands? ed.) astray by their infidel teaching? CHM
C.H. Macintosh (1820-1896)
Psalms 119:89 Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

2 comments :

Pilgrim said...

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psa 119:105

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Through thy precepts i get understanding: therefore i hate every false way. Psa 119:103,104

stranger on the earth said...

Pilgrim,

The OT saints knew that their 'portion' was no earthly allotment, and they had no qualms about turning away from the temporal unto the eternal. In faith (having seen) they believed God's Word and promises...looking for the Saviour to come.They were first "persuaded", and so they then "embraced" the promises, and with that then "confessed" with their lives that they were just "passing through"!

Oh that the Christian today understood these things.

Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.