Where Do We Find Our Truth? - Pastor Ed
Over the past few months I have had several conversations about truth. We live in a world of many varying opinions on all kinds of topics. When it comes to what Christians are supposed to believe, there needs to be more than opinion. There has to be some grounding in truth and some form of foundational basis for that truth.
II Timothy 3:16-17 tells us, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. I know that I am using Scripture to justify the importance of using Scripture, but without it as a basis we really do not have an authority in which to form our beliefs. Without it, any argument is valid. Understanding that the Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable gives us this foundation.
This means that any thought, opinion, or belief that we hold cannot be contrary to what we learn in the Bible. This also means if we share our beliefs, that we have to be able to back them up scripturally. Unfortunately, even in the church this is not always the case. Many hold to opinions that are contrary to Scripture and rely more on their own reason and thoughts than on God’s Word. Many share things that may be true, but do not lay a foundation. These are dangerous places to be.
As I lead and minister, I must be careful to handle God’s word accurately and use it as a foundation for my life. This will be even more true as we live in a world that moves further away from a foundation on any source of truth.