Wednesday, January 23, 2013

You believe in the inspiration of Scripture, but do you believe in the SUFFICIENCY of Scripture?

God’s Word is true. And if something does not line up with God’s Word, it is not true. And it is not additional truth. 
You see, many of you... let me ask you a question. You would possibly say, “Yes, brother Paul, I believe in the inspiration of Scripture. I am a conservative Christian. I believe in the inspiration of Scripture, that Scripture was God breathed, that it is infallible, inerrant. It is a faithful communication of God’s truth. 

Ok. You believe in the inspiration of Scripture. You have only won half the battle. Here is the next question. 
But do you believe in the sufficiency of Scripture? Do you believe that the Scripture is sufficient to make the man of God adequate for every good work or does the man of God also need Freud, Skinner, Rogers and everything else in order to counsel God’s people, in order to train God’s people? 

You see, this is what Scripture is saying. This is what it is saying. 

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Every good work that needs to be done in the body, every good work, the Scripture can adequately prepare us for that. Everything the Bible says in 2 Timothy chapter one, 2 Peter chapter one, everything that we need for life and godliness has been granted to us. 

Everything we need to direct our marriages have been granted to us in this book. Everything we need to raise our children have been granted to us in this book. It is found there. It is. You have to make a decision. Do you want a biblical church or do you want a halfway biblical church?

~Paul Washer

This is exactly what I believe and what every biblical Christian must believe. 

ONLY in Christ Jesus is the treasure of all wisdom and knowledge--nowhere else:

Col 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself
Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 
Col 2:4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. 

Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 
Col 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 
Col 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

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