Taking God at His Word

 

Taking God at His Word

Paul's Goodreads Review

4.5 stars. Fantastically biblical — in the sense that all his points are straight out of passages of the bible, yet manage to build a thorough doctrine of scripture—just as it should be.
 

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Sing, speak, study, store up, obey, praise, and pray—this is how men and women of God handle the Scriptures.

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We go to the Bible to learn about the Bible because to judge the Bible by any other standard would be to make the Bible less than what it claims to be.

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The Son is our Great Superlative, surpassing all others because in him we have the fullness and finality of God’s redemption and revelation.

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Tradition certainly has a place in understanding God’s word and formulating the church’s doctrinal convictions. The diversity most easily overlooked today is the diversity of the dead.

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If we learn to read the Bible down (into our hearts), across (the plot line of Scripture), out (to the end of the story), and up (to the glory of God in the face of Christ), we will find every bit of the Bible is profitable for us.

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Counsellors can counsel meaningfully because Scripture is sufficient. Bible study leaders can lead confidently because Scripture is clear. Preachers can preach with boldness because the biblical text is authoritative. And evangelists can evangelise with urgency because Scripture is necessary.

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But who is this Christ, the Judge of Scripture? Not the Christ of the New Testament and of history. That Christ does not judge Scripture; He obeys it and fulfils it. By word and deed He endorses the authority of the whole of it.

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[Jesus’] mission was to fulfil Scripture, and his teaching always upheld Scripture. He never disrespected, never disregarded, never disagreed with a single text of Scripture. He affirmed every bit of law, prophecy, narrative, and poetry. He never for a moment accepted the legitimacy of anyone anywhere violating, ignoring, refining, or rejectin... View Quote


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