Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Interpretations and Grains of Salt Go Well Together

‎"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God."
-- 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NASB)

To the great dismay of the faithful Church on earth, many Christians put their faith in absurd interpretations of the Bible that practically bend the Word of God to say what they want it to say. One Christian pastor even said that, according to his interpretation of the Bible, "sex is the superglue that holds marriages together..." Not Jesus or anything. In a world of ridiculous interpretations of Holy Scripture, it's an unspeakable comfort to me to be able to know that the holy words of Scripture are not based on man's fallible interpretations. They are from the Lips of God. Each and every word was inspired by the Holy Spirit. I give a sigh of relief and joy every time I remember that there is something in this world I can trust: God's Word, unadulterated by poor interpretations. And I interpret that to be awesome.

-- Jonathan

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