The Bible in the PostModern World

We cannot have truth without revelation. Without revelation all claims to truth are equally valid or invalid human inventions. No one can claim one idea as superior to another because all are equally human and who is to say one human’s thoughts about the world are any better than the next person’s?

However, God did not leave us in confusion. He provided us with revelation which is found in one book, the Bible. The Bible is real truth. It is “true truth” to borrow from Francis Schaeffer. Its author is God and its writers are people who wrote down what the Lord inspired them to write. It is true history. It is true science. It is true testimony. God really said what it says He said. He really did what it says He did. He really will do what it says He will do.

bench-1868070_960_720We have history and science today because the Bible gives us the foundation for these disciplines to grow in stable ground. The idea that we can measure, catalog, and classify the natural world is a creation of the Bible’s impact on our thinking. If we do not know our history we will make the grave mistake in thinking that we have always thought this way. When we think our thinking common sense, we will not work to preserve this special knowledge in our culture. Read more

How To Apply Truth

I find it more beneficial for people to disagree with truth than to too quickly agree with it. When we agree hastily with something we did not previously believe it has little impact on our lives. When we disagree first, we are more likely to go through the process of considering a new idea thoroughly before deciding what to do with it. Truth often offends the mind before changing the heart. In so doing, we use discernment to determine if we disagree because we find the idea too difficult to choose, or because it isn’t truth at all. What we must not do is accept it without thinking. When we do that, it has little affect upon us, and it becomes a useless fact that makes no difference as to what we think about it.

Truth is often rejected before being properly valued. Jesus is the chief cornerstone that the builders rejected. When we choose Jesus, we choose all that our old nature rejects. We journey into a new way of life constantly facing what we would previously reject and choosing it.

Anointing Aides Repentance  

There are times when we have precious moments of clarity where truth is received in full repentance. To repent means changing the way you think. The transformative power of truth, spoken in the anointing, can communicate to the heart in a manner that sets it free. The shackles are released for the truth has brought freedom. This freedom can be fleeting if we do not consciously choose to walk it out. People can be set free in a moment and continue to live as if they are still bound.

Avoiding Hostage Situations

Truth has to be consciously applied. We are to take every thought captive and make it obedient to the truth. Our thoughts will take us captive, if we do not take them captive. Read more