Which Will You Have?
Every living cell in the universe testifies to the existence of the Creator; our Christian religion teaches the self-disclosing Creator God who said, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This God fully disclosed Himself as “the Word was made flesh…,” saying,
“if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father”
(John 1:14; 14:9).
The church must continually guard against falling into Humanism. Humanism is the religiously held faith that there is no intelligence higher than man. Man therefore is the rightful determiner of right and wrong, good and evil and is accountable to no entity higher than man. Because man evolves, so does his humanistic morality.
The way you view the Bible will result in a slide toward Humanism or being firmly planted in all the will of God. Two views of the Bible:
1) believe as taught by Jesus, Paul, etc. that the Bible is God’s Word, without error or deception, what we call inerrancy or infallibility;
2) believe that the Bible contains the Word of God, yet has some error and cultural practices that may or may not apply today (homosexuality is an example).
We maintain with the historic church that the Bible is God’s infallible and inerrant word. Those who do not hold this basic, foundational, and essential premise are sliding on a slippery slope. Like the humanist they have nothing that speaks authoritatively and finally. Like the humanist, morality can change and fluctuate with time. For one generation, homosexuality may be wrong, but if the culture changes, the taboo on unbiblical unions may change too. Inerrancy and infallibility hold the Bible believer to Biblical morality, giving him a firm place to stand;
“Forever, O LORD, Thy word is settled in heaven.”
Meanwhile many of those around him are sliding with the times away from Biblical standards.