Psalm 12:4 “those who say, “By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
Psalm 12:6 “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.”
Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”
Can we trust our own judgment? An unknown author said in regard to if we can trust our own judgment: “Only if our judgment has been shaped by a relationship with God.” He went on to say: “The way in this verse suggests a road apart from the wisdom of God. Our own sense of what is right and wrong, apart from God is not always reliable. That is why we have been given a guide that is perfectly reliable: God’s Word. From it we acquire wisdom to walk down the right path.”
When I look back over the 20th century I think of all of the “isms” that we had in the 20th century that has resulted in millions of deaths. For example and just to name a few:
God has given us His Word in the Bible and how true it is what the Bible says about ‘words;’ that they have the power to carry death or life. This is so true today with those who want to change the definition of marriage. They have used words to do just that. They have come together to frame their arguments in such a way that people have believed them and are for changing this institution from God that has been here from the beginning of man. Endorsed by every major religion, we see “marriage” now includes man with man and woman with woman which the Bible calls depraved.
I have said many times that people who use words to make a living are the ones who are framing public opinion. In order to get their way they have had to get rid of the Word of God and which over the course of many years this we see that this is happened; a famine of God’s Word. The Word of God is banned in our schools, in every public domain and in our government structure.
All we are left with are the words and thoughts of man which to them seem right but lead to death and destruction. The question that comes to me is: What are we (the church) going to do about this? We read in Psalms 12:6: “The words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.”
One of the reasons why the supporters of “same sex marriage” have succeeded is that they are united in their cause and they have put all of their energy, time and resources to breaking through the barrier of the past that kept them outside society without any honor.
We, the Body of Christ, have been divided and consequently have not upheld the truth and done everything to win the lost. This brings me back to John 17 with the Lord’s Prayer; that we might be one as they (the God-Head) are one.
How do we bring this unity about?
First, we need to see and understand what Satan must do to bring people to doubt God’s Word. This is being achieved today when one looks at what is happening with the Word being kicked out of anything that has to do with the public. Even with our oath taking in court. It used to be with our hands placed on the Bible we stated: “…so help me God.” But, not anymore because God and His Word has become irrelevant. This is where the real battle is being fought today. It is not dealing with homosexuality, abortion or anything else. It is a battle over the Word of God and its relevance in our personal lives and society as a whole.
We are finding, like AW Tozer said: “We should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.” In the weeklies to follow we will be looking at some of the ideas, philosophies, ideologies and the stronghold that they have built.
Secondly, we must see the danger of ‘accommodation.’ “Tozer went on to say: “Here is the great evangelical disaster – the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this – namely ACCOMMODATION. The evangelical church has accommodated to the world, spirit of the age. First, there has been accommodation on Scripture, so that many who call themselves evangelicals hold a weakened view of the Bible and no longer affirm the truth of all the Bible teaches….This accommodation has been costly, first in destroying the power of the Scriptures to confront the spirit of our age; secondly, in allowing the further slide of our culture.”
We must keep in mind that God’s Word will never pass away. When we look back in history, in the Old Testament days and since the time of Christ, we as God’s people have not looked upon God’s Word the way we should with fortitude and faithfulness in complete obedience to it.
A.W.Tozer said: “God’s Word has many times been allowed to be bent, to conform to the surrounding, passing, changing culture of that moment rather than to stand as the inerrant Word of God judging the form of the world spirit and the surrounding culture of that moment. Obedience to God’s Word is the watershed. And the failure of the evangelical world to take a biblical stand on the crucial issues of the day can only be seen as a failure to live life under the full authority of God’s Word.”
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, may our children and grandchildren not say about us that we did not take a biblical stand on crucial issues; failing to live our lives under the authority of God’s Word.