One of the great (perceived) controversies of our day is the origin of the Bible. This issue is not one that we can ignore as Christians. Even among those who consider themselves Christians, there are a number of well-known teachers who have huge followings who peddle false information and baseless perceptions garnered from popular culture concerning the Bible’s genesis. It is not a real controversy, there is no doubt where the Bible actually came from, but you wouldn’t know this simply by listening to voices in our culture.
For Christians, ignorance on this subject isn’t an viable option. Think about it- Christians hold that the Bible is God’s word, inerrant (without error), infallible (incapable of error), authoritative in regards to all truth, sufficient for salvation, and inspired by God himself. We base our lives on what it says about God and humanity. If this is the case, then we should be settled in our hearts and minds concerning its trustworthiness.
The Westminster Confession of Faith, 1645 says:
“The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture.”
If you are not sure where the Bible came from, this Sunday a new class is being offered at LifePoint that you need to check out.
Demetrius Rogers (LPC pastor-in-residence) who is in his final semester of post-graduate work at Western Seminary in Portland, has written this curriculum from his own first-hand research on the subject, and will be teaching the course. If I wasn’t preaching during this time on Sundays, I’d be attending this class myself.
Come out this Sunday and begin the journey.