Archive for December 2nd, 2009

The Word of God

December 2, 2009

The Bible is the word of God.

The Bible contains God’s word for us.

These are two widely prevalent views of the Bible.  At first glance these two statements might seem to be synonymous.  There is, however, a significant difference.  In the first statement, we accept the Bible as God’s Word.  All of it.  We seek to understand it.  In the second view, the Bible contains God’s word…mixed in with the words of men.  The goal is to discern what is the Word of God, and what are the words of men.  In the first view we recognize that our lives will be judged by the Word, and in the second view, we spend our lives, judging the word.

I believe that the Bible is the Word of God. 

I seek to understand it.