Wayne Grudem Quotes (Author of Systematic Theology)
Is the Bible truly the final authority in all matters of faith and morals?
When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes. Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly. Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act. On that day they read aloud from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and there was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Friend, if you are in such a category, please consider the following: There have been many religious leaders--men such as Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, Bahaullah, Zoroaster, Joseph Smith , Charles Taze Russell , etc. There are four basic reasons why this is so:. These four truths set Him infinitely above all other religious leaders. Because of His unique credentials and ultimate authority, we must, therefore, view the Word of God to be whatever He says. So, what did Jesus say?
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See this page in: Spanish. Scripture states this concept repeatedly and emphatically., Ours is not a time of great respect for authority. Of course, those who possess authority expect compliance from those under their power.
By David S. What does it mean to affirm the Bible as the inspired, truthful and authoritative Word of God—and to live our lives accordingly? When God reveals Himself, He does so at least in part by revealing information about Himself. Indeed, it is only by His revelation that we know God. Thus, the writings of the prophets and apostles carry the same authority and effect as if God Himself were speaking to us directly. Subscribe Now.