With the help and discernment of the Holy Spirit, Christians are to use the Bible in determining truth. But do we sometimes start our pursuit of truth with human “knowledge” and then look to the Bible for ways to justify what we think is right? Selecting single verses out of the Bible to prove we are right in our human knowledge is one way false movements and cults begin. Jay Seegert of the Creation Education Center joins us this morning to discuss the correct way of discovering truth.
We’ll also take a look at a tough editorial on Christians supporting Donald Trump written by Max Lucado. Some Christians are calling Trump “Obama 2.0” because some of his methods and talking points are similar to Obama’s. In addition, too many professing Christians are either ‘playing the political odds’ or – they are choosing to overlook his track record and believe what Trump says about his alleged faith and politics–just like millions did with Barack Obama.
The question always comes down to this: Will we believe what we want to believe–or believe the truth? Today’s guest said:
Many times, we take what we think we know from what we learn in school, on TV, magazines, and our own experiences, and then go to God’s Word to interpret it, making Scripture conform to what we expect it to say (based on all the “knowledge” we think we already have). This leads us to write-off or explain away portions of the Bible that we aren’t comfortable with, whether it’s the 6-day creation account, the worldwide flood, some miracles in the Old Testament, marriage being defined as between one man and one woman, etc. Jay Seegert
When we are at a Bible study, we should not be asked, “what does this verse mean to you?” The question is, “What is God saying in this verse?” Individually, we may have many interpretations based on our own experiences, but if you look at it in context, the most important thing is what the Word means, period.
…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 1 Peter 3:15
But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. Matthew 22:29
Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. Exodus 18:21
Can the Truth be Heard in a Room Full of Doubters? – podcast featuring Jay Seegert
Most Americans Believe in a Creator David Fiorazo
Decency for President – Max Lucado