Have you ever heard liberal pastors claim that Christianity is founded on Jesus and not the Bible? If you are currently attending a church with a pastor who says that, find another church.
How to guard yourself from Apostasy:
Build on the Rock
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Jesus said, “whoever hears these sayings of Mine…”
Being born during the 20th century (and after) puts us all on a level playing field. None of us were alive at the time the Bible has been compiled and God’s sovereignty allowed for Jesus’ teachings to be recorded in our Bibles today. Believers need to understand that Jesus and the Bible CANNOT be separated. Doing so is the recipe for apostasy. The church is in a steep decline because of this.
People can certainly question the Bible. Every single person has the right to, but to those who do, your quest for objectivity would only be valid when you question and apply equal scrutiny to EVERY single thing that you read about history and everything else. Some have the tendency to believe Scientists who assert there might be life in a distant planet, a place where no one has ever gone to and yet, easily dismiss events that actually happened on the same planet which they live in.
It all then comes down to the question,
Who do you trust?
“He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
“Therefore the Lord GOD said: “Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.”
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