The Necessity of Biblical Authority
So, from where should we obtain truth? Many today obviously claim that science will ultimately determine all truth. Others say that philosophy or New Age religions will guide us. But let someone claim that truth comes only from the Word of God and you will see a flurry of rolled eyes and hear a conglomeration of elongated sighs. Yet this is the very place from which we must gather objective truth. It must be our standard of measurement, our rule of thumb in all situations. Without the Bible, we would be disconnected from the very source of life -- God.
Let's actually think for a minute. First, get past the delusion that Darwinism is in any way correct. It takes as much faith, if not more, to believe that something came from nothing as it does to believe that something temporal came from something eternal. We proved spontaneous combustion to be a hoax years ago, so why are there still scientists who believe in the Big Bang Theory? Second, realize that if a God created all of this world that we know of and gave to humans the ability to think and reason in such a way as to understand that He created us, then why would He not also give us an instruction book so as to be able to navigate through the treacherous waters we call "life"? And if He did give us such an instruction book, wouldn't it be able to survive the test of time, be authenticated by phenomena such as miracles, and be consistent, reasoned, livable, and ultimately lead us to a deeper understanding of Him? Third, think about what resource could be categorized by all of the above and also promote the best life for all of mankind. The answer is the Bible.
Now, Christians know that the Bible is the answer. What is disturbing is that a large group of Christians still do not take it seriously. They either say that it has errors and is unreliable or that it must be supplemented with psychology or sociology in such a way that it becomes completely irrelevant. And if Christians do not take the Bible seriously, how will we ever convince a lost and dying world to do so.
What we need in this country most right now is a consensus of authority. There is only one answer -- the Bible. Let us call our brethren to serious contemplation of the Scriptures and to living out a life that is consistent with what God has taught us through His Word. God has given us a great gift, a sword we must wield correctly in a world fraught with danger and deception. May we all understand the necessity of Biblical authority.
Soli Deo Gloria,