Dismissing The Word of God is Dismissing God – Sunday Thought For The Day
R. C. Sproul said: “I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it—His Word. He alone has the power to change lives for eternity, and that power is focused on the Scriptures.” It is here that the old time preachers would say: “Amen belongs here.”
Dr. Sproul sums up a quintessential problem with what represents itself as Christendom today. I submit the reason for this is because, today, that which represents itself as Christendom has become nothing more than the amalgamation of worldly desires and godless opinions presented as an elixir, which ingested, gives one a feeling not of the righteousness of God Almighty; rather of Satan’s heinous hatred garbed in vestiges of disingenuousness, premeditated and purposeful apostasy.
This is because Christendom has turned away from the Word, i.e., the Personage of God, holding instead the wicked and demonic reasonings of man as sacerdotal.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God, thus when the church elected to dismiss the written Word of God, they dismissed God. John 1:1 KJV says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” That is an unequivocal statement of fact.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God presented in written form by exclusively chosen and anointed men, who under the direct auspices of the Holy Spirit presented Him in writing.
Christ being the Word of God means Christ is: The collective thought of God; in Him are embodied all the treasures of divine wisdom; He is from eternity; He is the utterance/expression of the Person and thought of Deity.
Thus accept the church singularly recognizes the Word of God as the only acceptable truth for those who claim to be Christians, we are guided by lies. This simple truth is contrary to everything mankind has been convinced to believe; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV)
To put it succinctly; If we do not believe the Word of God is the same Word of God who was with Him from the beginning, we have placed our trust and truth in that which can only lead to destruction with no assurance of salvation. We will wander through life separated from Christ Jesus until we die, at which moment our soul shall be “…cast into hell fire, Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” (Mark 9:47-48 KJV)
As Christians our truth is the Word of God; our authority is the Word of God. If we abandon that understanding, i.e., that belief, we have chosen to deny the personage of Christ who is Himself the Word of God in the flesh.
People are willing to talk Christ, but people are not willing to obey God; or as has been said: “It is one thing to believe in God; it is quite another to believe God.” (R. C. Sproul)
John 1:14 KJV
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here