Memo To Self

Memo: To Self
Subject: Infallibility
Date: Today

Every Christian has to decide this question: Is Jesus Christ’s mind infallible, or is the modern Western mind infallible? 

The tendency today is to think ourselves infallible, and the Bible a jumble of the most extraordinary stuff.  Good stuff to be sure, but we cannot be expected to accept all its views.

That means we believe ourselves more likely to be infallible than Jesus Christ. We would repudiate this statement if it were made as a stand alone proposition. But we nevertheless act as if it were true. We take for granted that Jesus Christ’s teachings may be wise but certainly not Truth. We might treat them with respect and reverence, but we do not do anything else with them. We do not carry them out.

For the past three hundred years men have been pointing out how similar Jesus Christ’s teachings are to other good teachings. We have to remember that Christianity, if it is not a supernatural miracle, is a sham. If, on the other hand, it IS a supernatural miracle, the rest of the other good teachings are codswallop.

The arc of God’s providential history has brought us to this marvelous point of clarity.  And decision.  For such a time as this.  Oh that you would choose life.

Adapted From The Highest Good, Oswald Chambers

Related Posts

When All Has Been Said And Done

God has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds, a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun

On Bondage and Nobility

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are

The Mystery of Grace

I do not understand the mystery of grace. Only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.

Obedience And Service

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. Psalm 1:6 NIV Sometimes I think