None of us is all-knowing, only God is, but one thing is sure; Every person who is truly born of God will not come up with a warped interpretation because the Holy Spirit would lead the person to truth (John 16:13). This is a guarantee. Any assertion coming from a professing Christian that contradicts what Jesus Himself revealed is to be rejected. If Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will lead the believer into ALL truth, any person who asserts that the Word of God is not sufficient to defend truth does not have the Holy Spirit or is simply oblivious of the verses. I’m hoping it is the latter because the former is making the outrageous claim that man’s wisdom supplants the whole counsel of God contained in Genesis to Revelation.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
There are also those who say, “There are people who believe they are led by the Spirit who are clearly out there.” True. People in cults and even the largest professing Christian denomination claim to be led by the Holy Spirit, but Scripture also tells us to “test the spirits” in 1 John 4:1-6. It doesn’t matter how much people claim they are led, their fruit will always manifest. A denomination that claims to live by the Spirit but is deeply entrenched in pagan idolatry and condoning unrighteous lifestyles clearly defy Scripture and cults defy Scripture by asserting aspects of Jesus that clearly does not line up to what is revealed. The key words are “It IS written…” and not “It is believed to have been written somewhere.”
BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM. – We have heard this countless times, but the only thing that muddies absolute truth are people without the Spirit who claim to have the Holy Spirit in which Scripture reminds us that those who truly have the Spirit are outnumbered (Matthew 7:13-14)! As vigilant Christians, we are admonished in Romans 16:17-18 to “avoid” those who push doctrines contrary to what the Bible teaches. The same admonition is also found in Jude 23, “but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh” which stresses on how we must make sure to keep ourselves from being sucked back into sinful fleshly pursuits.
Some question about how the Bible came about, to which if the person raising the question happens to claim to be Christian, I’d ask, “Do you believe in God’s sovereignty?” There were other manuscripts that eventually did not make it in the Bible. This would be attributed to divine intervention which ties to sovereignty. You could choose to address the question but it doesn’t remove the fact that the question about how the Bible came about instantly raises another question on whether or not the person truly believes in God’s sovereignty.
If you believe the Bible to be Absolute Truth, does it still remain absolute when people think they can come up with different interpretations when it comes to the things that are in it? If different interpretations are indeed to be accepted, does that not automatically convert the absolute to relative? We all know relative truth is NOT the truth.
Does the Bible contain absolute truth? If you claim to be a Christian and your answer is not a resounding yes, it’s time to reassess what you truly believe.
“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”