Sunday, April 29, 2007

Living with clarity

The Bible does contain a degree of ambiguity. At times the Scriptures convey the mystery of God and his Word, and human beings do well to practice humility in the face of that mystery.

But the truths that matter most are too clear for reasonable debate. For example: There is one true God. He is holy and just and merciful. He reaches out in love to mankind and calls us to obey him. Humanity, on the other hand, consistently and universally rejects that love and chooses instead to sin. But Jesus Christ is the hope for salvation. He is the way, the truth, and the life. He was crucified, died, and arose—literally and bodily—alive from the grave.

Yes, some truths in the Bible are open to interpretation and debate. But the Truth that matters most is firm enough to stake our lives on.

(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley

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