Faith A La Carte
by Randy Chambers, 2015-10-11
2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful
for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the
man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Paul did not tell us that SOME scripture is God-breathed, but that ALL of it is.
We cannot say we believe the Bible if we completely disregard the scriptures
that escape our ability to understand them. To do so is no different than to
pick up a Bible and begin ripping out page after page. Imagine how thick some
Christian’s Bibles would be if comprised only of the scripture that they
understand—or perhaps, have even read. A. W. Tozer tells us, “The Word of God
well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual
perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of
others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.” At times,
it would seem that people are more intent on changing the scripture, than they
are on having it change them. How sad that there are those who still seek to put
word’s in God’s mouth, rather than taking His Word to heart.