Soul Snack 116/13 ... Wilde Error?
"When I think of all the harm the Bible has done, I despair of ever writing anything equal to it." ~ Oscar Wilde
(What impudence - as if even the stellar Oscar Wilde could indeed pen anything to even shadow God's Word.)
The world ignores the Bible while many others cherry pick it. They raise their arms as in a supermarket, scan the shelf for available stock and then remove what they fancy. But the Bible is not a spiritual retail shop; it is not even a wholesaler to the soul. The Bible arrives direct from the manufacturer and is the manufacturer's manual for life. To ignore any (or all) of its contents is to invite peril, despite Wilde's uninformed protestations.
To disregard the Bible is to lose the very protection it affords.
To dilute the Bible is to become vulnerable and be lead astray.
Fear losing the Bible for we all end life with death, but to lose the unadulterated and pure counsel of
God's unfailing word, is to receive premature spiritual death. It is the rejecters of the Bible who blindly stagger and wander through the unrelenting woes of earth, for they have no light of dawn.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (Roms 15:4)
It comes down to whether ALL the Bible is the authoritative word of God - or whether God has let a few ideas slip through when He was asleep; methinks NO - or - we need to get the red pen out, seek a consensus and remove as much of it as we want to.#
If you don't believe "In the beginning God" you will have trouble with the rest of scripture. ~ Ernie Freer
Oscar Wilde was wildly wrong.
Today's Soul Snippet:
It is easier to debate God's word than to obey God's word.
# Quote from Dr Stuart Quarmby - Principal of Wollondilly Anglican College (reproduced with kind permission)
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