Letting The Text Speak

July 10, 2013 by  
Filed under A Monday AM BLOG

Does the Scripture actually mean what it says in clear (theologians use the term perspicuous) language? I have invested 44 years of my life endeavoring to acquire the skills required to know with certainty what the Scripture is saying and what it means. Sounds simple enough, but wait. . .

I recently entered a post on a BLOG site. The issue was focused on the often quoted shibboleth that “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” David Platt preached a message challenging this incomplete and therefore distortion of Truth. Please consider:

Psalm 5:5   The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

Psalm 11:5 The LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who  loves violence.

There were 60 responses on this BLOG. At least 50 of them disputed the fact that God hates the one working iniquity. Lots of word games. Lots of hermeneutical gymnastics but very little submission to what the text says.

The response were not from flaming ‘liberals’, people who deny Christ. These were men who claim to be bible-believing theist. But then, this should not surprise. Consider:

2 Timothy 4:1-4  I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:  2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with

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