I recently saw where a “Christian” singer claimed that our beloved Jesus was either wrong or lied about Noah and Adam being historical people. Where does one begin to refute such a ludicrous claim? I have come to the conclusion that I don’t need to defend my beloved Savior’s integrity; He can and does do that Himself. My question is, “How did we, the body of Christ, get to the place where ‘Christians’ are questioning Christ’s intergity?” This “Christian” singer’s statement along with those of other well known “Christian” leaders are but symptoms of a deeper spiritual problem plaguing the church.
The infalliblilty of the Word of God is called into question by “Christians” when the church consistently fails to teach and preach sound doctrine. Scripture says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17 NASB) The popular “feel-good” preaching and teaching perverts the gospel of Christ and leads souls astray. The Apostle Paul warned, “Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene.” (2 Timoty 2:14-17 NASB)
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. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (2Timothy 4:1-4 NASB)
So how do we respond these ludicrous statements by “Christians?” We must follow the example of our beloved Jesus who always referred back to what the Word of God said. It is the Word of God that will convict of sin and correct one of erronious doctrine. We don’t need the flattery of speech being spewed out of our pulpits; what is needed is men and women of God to stand and proclaim the undefiled Word of God. Then and only then will we see these erronious doctrines fall to the wayside.
Boldly contending for the faith–otpp