"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Monday, June 20, 2005

One of the aspects of my worldview that is MOST important to me is how you look at ancient Scriptures ( the Bible). It seems to me one's attitude towards the veracity of the Scriptures establishes clearly one's perspective on Schaeffer's question: "Hows Shall We Then Live?"

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a much reverred pastor in England during the mid 20th century wrote keenly and cogently on the topic. I'll let him speak;

We all therefore have to face this ultimate and final question: Do we accept the Bible as the Word of God, as the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice, or do we not? Is the whole of my thinking governed by Scripture, or do I come with my reason and pick and choose out of Scripture and sit in judgment upon it, putting myself and modern knowledge forward as the ultimate standard and authority? The issue is crystal clear. Do I accept Scripture as a revelation from God, or do I trust to speculation, human knowledge, human learning, human understanding and human reasons Or, putting it still more simply, Do I pin my faith to, and subject all my thinking to, what I read in the Bible? Or do I defer to modern knowledge, to modern learning, to what people think today, to what we know at this present time which was not known in the past? It is inevitable that we occupy one or the other of those two positions.

So the question is: Do you in your wee knowledge judge Scripture or do you let the book that claims to be the very Word of God, judge you? I choose the later. After all, no writings on earth have the "track record" of ancient Scripture.

(For more info on Martyn Lloyd-Jones - read here)
( Hat tip to the wisdom of AlbertMohler.Com)

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