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Scripture: Authority and Clarity

Why is it important for us to study the authority and clarity of Scripture – anyone have any ideas? images

Does The Fall reveal anything of the importance of these two issues?

Let’s take a look at Genesis, but bear in mind the nature of Scripture – the Word of God. Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” (Gen 3:1) The first and primary point of attack of Satan and all his allies is to cause people – both, God’s redeemed and those who are lost – to doubt God; to doubt what He said, to doubt that He said anything; to doubt that He matters. Seeking to cloud what was clearly revealed by God to man is of utmost importance to the enemies of God. Often times, false teachers put false words in the mouth of God – But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Gen 3:4-5) Falling for the wiles of Satan or the siren call of our own sinful desires will lead us away from the Truth of God’s Word, and displays a lack of contentment with what the Creator and Ruler of all things has decided was adequate to provide and reveal to us.

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About Stuart Brogden

Reformed Baptist, married to one woman since 1978, enjoy camping, motorcycle riding, solid books that assist in understanding the Word of God, fellowship with the Lord's saints, and some classical music. A wretch saved by grace, with nothing to give my Lord except my sin. Desire to make the gospel known and shepherd some of the Lord's sheep.

2 comments on “Scripture: Authority and Clarity

  1. All too often in our righteous indignation, we forget that -
    “there but for the grace of God, go I”

  2. Amen, ali. We tend to forget that all good things come from God and we have nothing that He has not given us. Yet we fall into boasting in our flesh. May we humble ourselves before the Lord and truthfully declare that He alone and His perfect work are worthy of our boasting.

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