Theologian R.C. Sproul tells about having a sign on his desk that read:
You are required to believe, to preach, and to teach what the
Bible says is true, not what you want the Bible to say is true.
It’s possible that you have come across passages in the Bible that you wish were not in there, and not part of God’s inerrant and inspired Word. Perhaps those passages have to do with women preaching to men in a worship service, sexuality or gender issues, or any number of topics that you may hold dear. Sproul states “When there’s something in the Word of God that I don’t like, the problem is not with the Word of God. It’s with me.” Are you willing to come under the authority of God’s Word, even if it teaches something you disagree with? Continue reading