Monday, February 25, 2013

Which is better?

Which do you think is better for the church to have: living apostles, or the complete Bible?

I'm open to hearing the dissenting opinion on this, but seeing as how God has given us one but not the other for the last 1900 years, I'm going to say God thinks it's better if we have complete scripture.

Now, assuming the last post about God's provision is correct:
1) What does that say about the sheer awesomeness of the Bible? How should we regard such a precious gift?
2) What does it say about us if we pine for and (feebly) attempt to recreate the apostles?

1 comment:

Robert said...

I, for one, am glad to have the complete Scripture because that means we don't have to wait for new revelation. We have all we need to be equipped to live out our faith in this world, to battle and mortify sin, to evangelize to the lost, and to have a hope to look forward to. And I will never grow weary of learning from the Bible because there is so much that I haven't learned and always some things that I need to recall that I have studied before and forgotten. I love that God has provided this all for us and doesn't leave us hanging and waiting. We have God in us as the Holy Spirit lives inside this temple and interprets Scripture, prays for that which we don't know to pray for (or how to pray for), and strengthens us for daily living in a world ruled by the prince of darkness.

I could ramble on some more, but I think that my position and reasoning are fairly clear. And I think we should praise God that He has seen fit to put everything that we need into the Bible. Thank You, Lord...You are truly all-wise and full of steadfast love for Your elect.