This is part 2 in a series. Part ONE is HERE
Back in April, I was honored to preach in the pulpit and teach in the ministry classroom at Trinity Church and Ukrainian Theological Seminary.
As I preached, Dr. Luther (in the poster above) was reminding me. I was urging us all to take the Scripture seriously as he did. Don’t remain weak or dull, but to be strong in the Lord and faithful students of His word. One of the hallmarks of the reformation was “by Scripture alone.”
Read it, study it, grow in discernment as you sharpen your mind and soften your heart with it!
Sola Scriptura does not mean we shun biblical theology or Christian history. It does mean that Scripture is the straight edge by which we see the bent-ness of man’s thoughts.
The Enlightenment lifted man’s opinion of himself to the point at which he decided he could judge the Bible. The pre-Reformation church had lifted itself to be God’s voice along with the Bible. We love to lift ourselves up.
When any man lifts his opinions to be the equal of Scripture, stop listening.
Find your truth in the Bible, use faithful writings about it to help you, but avoid those who bring you “something new.”
In this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, follow the reformers back to the Bible and biblical truths.
Ask yourself: who am I spending more time in, the words of man? Or the word of God?