Is a Paraphrase Equivalent to God’s Word?

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Matthew 5:17-18 (LSB) 

With the posting of The Man Centered Gospel vs The God Centered Gospel the other day and the ensuing discussion with friends on this topic, it is apparent that God is showing us that the dividing line between genuine Christianity and that which isn’t is that the former is centered on God and His glory while the latter is on man centeredness and sees God in various ways that are incredibly short-sighted, unscriptural, and all rooted in the very lie that Satan used to deceive our parents in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3)….

As we back away and examine things from this perspective it is an amazing thing to see how all of the apostasy and bad doctrine we have been examining for the last several years has all been rooted in lies that feed from a man-centered view of God’s Word, doctrine, and Christianity as a whole.

God gave us something that is powerful and mighty in the hands of one who knows how to wield it. That something is the Word of God. The Christian skilled in God’s Word does not have to fear any man or evil spirit. I have stated here that I would love to debate certain so-called Christian leaders such as Rick Warren. I said that from the intention of basing all of my points in God’s Word alone for I know that my own knowledge and abilities are worthless, but with the Holy Spirit working in and through me and as I use God’s Word as He directs, none of His enemies can stand against that. You see, there is only one truth. There are no gray areas. Therefore, when I talk about using God’s Word, I am talking about it as it was written, not as men have mistranslated it for their own use or taken passages out of context in an attempt to make God’s Word say what it does not say as Rick Warren does all through his books. No, any debate like I was talking about which, of course, since I am a nobody, will never happen, would have to be word-for-word directly from God’s very Word in context. I can see it now, the postmodernists out there would be so bored that not one of them would last 5 minutes. They would all be running for the exits screaming for their paraphrases and man-focused books to spoon feed them supposed truths that are found nowhere in Sacred Scripture or their videos with their white board presentations given by those ultra-cool Acts 29 guys who contextualize everything instead of saying exactly what God’s Word says while relying on the Holy Spirit to Work through that as God promised He will. View article →

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