Inerrancy means the word of God always stands over us and we never stand over the word of God. When we reject inerrancy we put ourselves in judgment over God’s word. We claim the right to determine which parts of God’s revelation can be trusted and which cannot. When we deny the complete trustworthiness of the Scriptures—in its genuine claims with regard to history, its teachings on the material world, its miracles, in the tiniest jots and tittles of all that it affirms—then we are forced to accept one of two conclusions. Either the Scripture is not all from God or God is not always dependable. To make either statement is to affirm what is sub-Christian. These conclusions do not express a proper submission to the Father, do not work for our joy in Christ, and do not bring honor to the Spirit who carried along the men to speak the prophetic word and author God’s holy book.
Kindle deals for Christian readers
Here’s a new list of Kindle deals:
- Willing to Believe by R.C. Sproul—$3.99
- The Gospel-Driven Life by Michael Horton—$3.99
- God on Sex by Daniel Akin—$2.99
Crossway’s A Student’s Guide series is $2.99 as well:
- Political Thought by Hunter Baker
- Philosophy by David Dockery
- Literature by Louis Markos
- The Liberal Arts by Gene Fant Jr.
- The Great Tradition of Christian Thinking by David Dockery & Timothy George.
I am embarking on a new chapter in my life. After a lot of thought, a lot of prayer, and many conversations with Jen, I have decided to resign as a pastor at my church.
Save on Jesus on Every Page & Housewife Theologian
A couple of other really great deals to take advantage of: Westminster Books is offering Aimee Byrd’s new book, Housewife Theologian, for $6.50 (50 percent off). Reformed Heritage Books is offering a five-pack of Jesus on Every Page for $50 (a $35 savings). I’m about a third of the way through the book now and based on what I’ve read so far, it’s one you’re going to want to share.
This is a really, really good principle for today’s generation of writers. We live in an age of instant fame. And while sometimes something you write may go viral and make you instantly famous, mostly the way to success is to just work hard at producing good content while nobody is looking. The best sportswriters in America started somewhere obscure, in a small town grinding out columns about the local bowling league or something. The people whose work is being read, heard, digested are the ones who were willing to “strap themselves to a desk and grind.” There are no shortcuts to real, lasting, genuine success.