Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The Good News Is In Writing And No Where Else
"First,the announcement of God's good news is in writing,the writings of the prophets.This means that we are not to look elsewhere for it,as if God had chosen to reveal this news by mystical visions,through inward intimations,or in some other nonbiblical or nonobjective way.We have documents to study and words to ponder and understand. Second,the books of the bible are special ,holy writings,which means they are not human compositions ,but are the very works of God." -James Montgomery Boice
This is true and shows why the supposed "dreams" and "visions" of "Jesus" many Muslims are having and thus are "saved" by are not of God at all.
Scripture is the sole authority and preaching is the sole way to proclaim the Gospel, IF we're going to do is HIS way. Otherwise, we've just injected ourselves into the mix and have lowered it from what it is: holy, pristine, all-authoritative, timeless, powerful, living, and infallible. Dressing it with man-centere, culturally relevant ways are not HIS ways nor HIS means.
No other means at all.
Rom 1:15 So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Rom 10:13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."
Rom 10:14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"
1Co 15:11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
2Ti 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.