the BLOG

Explore by Topic

Explore by Format

Search Results | 3 results found

Objections to "Experiencing God" and Matthew 18

Does the Bible require making a private correction when you disagree with a published author?

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

"Experiencing God" - Frequently Asked Questions

Some think getting a word from God is a substitute for careful Bible study. But it's bad advice to pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the right interpretation of a text.Paul said "All scripture is god-breathed," (2 Tim 3:16), graphe in Greek. The writings are inspired and authoritative, not the interpretation we think the Holy Spirit is giving us. This is why the words should be our focus, not our feelings.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

No Homemade God

If we were to invent a god, what would he be like? If we fashioned a god of our choosing, would we create a god like the one in the Bible? A god formed by human hands would mirror human sensibilities and human proclivities. He would think and act, more or less, like we do. As our invention, his morality would reflect our desires. When we erred, he'd cluck his disapproval and then dismiss our frailties with an affectionate kids-will-be-kids shrug. After all, nobody's perfect. And this is the kind of God many religions seem to produce. Not Christianity, though.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013