Sunday, December 22, 2013

Scripture cannot be broken

I don't know of any man who would use a chain with a broken link to pull a car out of a ditch. It doesn't make sense. As soon as one link is destroyed, the entire chain's integrity is suspect.

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Our Holy Spirit said that the scriptures cannot be broken.

"If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—" (John 10:35)

The word broken means also 'untied'. What a relief! What a joy! We can take hold of the strength of scripture. It has integrity. It is a finely woven tapestry, each thread having meaning and contributing to the entire.

In addition to being a blessing and a relief, this scripture is also a warning. No person can call themselves Christian and set aside one jot or tittle of the Word. If you believe in Jesus, you must also believe the Flood. (Genesis 9:11=2 Peter 2:5). If you believe the hope He brings, you must also believe in Sodom's judgment by fire and brimstone. (Genesis 19:13=Jude 1:7). If you believe the Jesus was three days in the tomb and rose again in resurrection, you must also believe the large fish swallowed Jonah and spit him out alive after three days. (Jonah 1:17=Matthew 16:4). If you believe in the New Jerusalem & Kingdom to come, you must also believe in the six-day creation. (Genesis 1:31=Colossians 1:16-17). You can't be an evolutionist and also be a Christian. Why? The scripture cannot be broken.

Men have tried breaking them. And they think they have done a good thing. However it is really themselves that they are breaking. Thomas Jefferson was one who broke the scriptures and in so doing revealed to his believing peers and to us in history that it was he himself that was broken. He used a razor and extracted, even in mid-sentence, all the things from the real bible that he didn't believe. The miracles, anything supernatural, angels, atonement, the Divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, original sin, the Resurrection- all out. Here is a public domain excerpt of the Jefferson book, and you can clearly see the cuts and pastes. Jefferson called it "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth." You can see the entire book here at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

"Jefferson's claim to be a Christian was made in response to those who accused him of being otherwise, due to his unorthodox view of the Bible and conception of Christ. Recognizing his rather unique views, Jefferson stated in a letter (1819) to Ezra Stiles Ely, "You say you are a Calvinist. I am not. I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know." (source)

Jefferson thought that God was mean to punish the Jews, and that if the bible was right with its doctrines, no one would be fighting over it. In no way can Jefferson be called a brother in the Christian faith, and this is evident in his joy in redacting the portions of scripture which perplexed or convicted him. Jefferson literally and physically made God into his own image. (Acts 17:29-30)

God's words are eternal! (Luke 21:33). The scriptures cannot be broken. Check yourself. Do you believe it all? Or have you made the God of the bible into your own image? Even a little? If not, then rejoice that we have been given a revelation of the mind of God and as His children, we have been given the mind of Christ so we may understand what He has revealed.

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ." (1 Corinthians 2:16)

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1 comment:

  1. There isn't a day that goes by that you write something and I am not encouraged and uplifted by your words. You are a blessing Elizabeth. :)

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