Of The Holy Scriptures
Chapter 1, Paragraph 10.
“The supreme judge by which all controversies of Religion are to be determined, and all Decrees of Councils, opinions of ancient Writers, Doctrines of men, and private Spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Scripture delivered by the Spirit, into which Scripture so delivered, our faith is finally resolved.”
Matthew 22:29,31,32. To what does Jesus appeal in answering the Sadducees?
Ephesians 2:20. What is the foundation of God’s household?
Acts 28:23. From what does Paul argue?
Scripture is the standard by which we measure everything else. There will be times when people say things they claim are in agreement with the Bible, and those statements might very well be. Yet men and women do not have the final say: Scripture does.
When a popular preacher says you can have material success if you just have enough faith, what does Scripture say?
When society tells you that certain behaviors are permitted because they are just different ways of loving someone, what does Scripture say?
When those with degrees and credentials give reasons for why people do what they do, what does Scripture say?
Who has the final word? The Word.
Question to Consider
- Are you letting Scripture be the “supreme judge” ?