I once attended a Bible Study in which the course book was entitled “The Four Views of Revelation”. Now I had read this book several years before and was therefore familiar with it. It was an academic endeavor that wanted to put the views side by side so that the reader would have a chance to study them in the same manner…side by side.
The class was a real eye-opener. It seemed to free people up to give their own view as if every view was a legitimate view. If academics could have many views, than so could everyone else. It was a lost class after that.
I than took it upon myself to try and refocus the class with this statement; “God does not have four views of the book of Revelation”. In a world in which every person has a right to their own view regardless of the facts, even Christians believe that they can have their own view of the Bible, regardless of how well they have studied the entire Bible. I have even heard Christians say that Paul was mistaken about this or that. Paul held the pen God wrote the words.
The Bible speaks of God’s word as pure. Was it pure in that it needed refining? The word needed no refining, but the word was refined as it passed through man’s pen to the parchment. If God can create a universe, can He not see to it that His thoughts are copied correctly? Here is what the Bible says; Proverbs 30.5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Not only is every word true, it also protects those that believe in their heart that they are true.
God even says write it down for it is true. Now would God say write it down for it is true and then be subject to man writing it wrong and making God a liar…I do not think so? Revelation 21.5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Published on Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 8:42 AM CDT