The world has a lot of opinions about Christianity. And truth be known, we deserve some of the maligning some of the time. But sometimes they make my blood boil!
Many opinions are formed when parts of scripture are taken out of context and used to make wide-reaching statements about God and Christianity as whole.
In this episode Michael encourages us to study the scriptures from a wider perspective, in context, in order to understand Why We Believe What We Believe.
Join us as we continue our series with the second part of Michael’s teaching on the Doctrine of Inspiration.
Why we believe what we believe about Inspiration is not important to our faith, it is crucial, because if indeed this is God’s message to man, rooted from God to us in these forms we hold today, it is the message of hope, life, truth, and salvation to which we ascribe and which we hope to share with others.
Is the Bible the Word of God, or not?
Listen as Michael teaches part one of two on the Doctrine of Inspiration.
In 2 Peter Chapter 2, we studied a clear warning against false teaching and immorality. Now Peter addresses his audience as a pastor, encouraging his readers to remember God’s word in the face of coming opposition and mockers’ denial of Christ’s return.
The Detailed Description and Destruction of False Teachers. Christianity requires constant re-education. We’re not teaching something new; rather we are re-educating, re-affirming, reminding, and teaching others who have yet to learn.
Peter explains God’s judicial dealings with three well known historical stories and reminds readers that God judges justly. He uses examples that his audience would’ve been familiar with to display both God’s righteous judgment and God’s deliverance of the righteous.
Like Peter’s readers, we live in a time of darkness, an unrighteous and ungodly world, rife with immorality, corruption and people who despise authority. Interesting that this was written some 1,950-some years ago!