January 27, 2009

We are all probably somewhat guilty of this...

"There is a sense in which it is true to say that you can prove anything you like from the Bible. That is how heresies have arisen. The heretics were never dishonest men; they were mistaken men. They should not be thought as men who were deliberately setting out to go wrong and to teach something that is wrong; they have been some of the most sincere men that the Church has ever known. What was the matter with them?

Their trouble was this; they evolved a theory and they were rather pleased with it; then they went back with this theory to the Bible and they seemed to find it everywhere".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" - Eerdmans, Grand Rapids (1987) - (p11)

1 comment:

Mel said...

Joyful Greetings!

This is so true, isn't it? It challenges me to be so careful. May the Holy Spirit guide us in all truth as we seek to know Him more, not in fear of new thoughts and ideas, but with complete trust and reliance on Him, the Author of Truth!