October 13

Written by Bill Grandi on October 13th, 2021

One of the arguments made against God and against the Christian life and the reality of Jesus is the ineptness of God’s Word. It’s outdated. It’s useless. It’s irrelevant. It’s full of mistakes. It’s full of contradictions. Ad infinitum. Ad nauseum.

Many of those arguments are made by those who say they are Christ-followers. Perhaps a better word to use is “were” Christ-followers. Some are deconstructing.  It is a misnomer to call oneself a Christ-follower and deconstruct at the same time. So they will say, “I was a Christ-follower but now I am (fill in the blank), or as one has come out saying, “I believe in the Universal Christ.”  What in the world is that? But I digress.  One cannot be a Christ-follower and deconstruct. We are either for Him or against Him. Jesus Himself said a person must choose one way or the other.

God’s Word is true. God’s Word is relevant. God’s Word is inerrant. God’s Word has no mistakes. God’s Word can inspire a person to change and even to do what he/she didn’t think possible.

I like the words of Psalm 19:7-10. I’d like to encourage you to stop right now and read them. Highlight them in your Bible.

Trust His Word. It is, as the psalmist says, “A lamp to our feet and a light to our path.” (119:105). Jesus once said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Mk.13:31)

Stand on the promises of God.

“Father, Your Word is light and life to me. May I always show respect for Your Word and You as the Author.”

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan s. says:

    I am not sure I have heard the term “universal Christ”. The verses in Psalm I believe to be true. I think God allows one to work through doubts and questions, but I think He draws the line when it comes to compromising His truth to accommodate ones doubts and questions.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Kevin Max (from DC Talk) uses that term. I’m still not sure what he means. I, too, think God allows questions but also draws the line when it comes to compromising His truth. Well said Ryan.

  2. I’ve never understood how anyone who believes in Jesus could ever leave Him behind, Bill. He is the way, the truth and the life. Without Him, we are nothing.
    Blessings!

  3. Ed says:

    From my limited understanding.. anyone who desires to “deconstruct” such a simple message as the Word of God stands to be, is limiting, or even closing the doors to heaven from outside.

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