HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Second I believe the Bible alone is the will of Christ
Second Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” Inspired means God-breathed, the very words of God, the very words God speaks and means and says. Therefore, the Bible is absolutely true, and the final authority in my life–period. Like the bumper sticker reads: God said it, I believe it, that settles it. In reality, the truth is: God said it, that settles it, whether you believe it or not.
To do anything other than what this Book commands would be to sell out. It is not optional for Christians. We’re living in a day where people want an opinion. Being a Bible teacher, there is a lot of pressure to preach opinion–to water down God’s message. Teachers feel it all the time. You don’t want to be offensive–you don’t want to sound inflexible, arrogant or unbending. But remember, if you’re teaching God’s truth and doing it in love, it’s not your opinion, it’s God’s wisdom–His very words, His will. Therefore, don’t you dare water it down when the Bible speaks directly. God help us. The sell-outs are everywhere.
In the Book of I Thessalonians, 4:8 Paul said, “He who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God.” That’s the fire you have in your teaching. I know no fear when I preach, because I know as long as I declare this truth, I’m declaring the Word of Almighty God, and if you reject it, it’s not me you’re rejecting, but the God who wrote it. Therefore I know no fear, and neither should you–in teaching or living it. The Bible has one meaning, and when it’s clear, die for it. The Bible is not a vegetable stand where you pick what you like and skip the rest.
In a day of subtle sell-outs, let’s be those who declare the Bible as the only book inspired by God, therefore absolutely true and the final authority in our lives. God said in Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.” Let’s study it to live it, then we teach it. You have to stand for something, or you will fall for anything.