THE SOURCE-AUTHORITY-AND-CONSULTANTS FOR GOD'S TRUTH? BY STEVE FINNELL
WHERE SHOULD BELIEVERS IN CHRIST BE LOOKING FOR THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH?
THE BEREANS SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES FOR THE TRUTH. (ACTS 17:10-11......SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO FIND OUT WHETHER THESE THINGS WERE SO.
WHAT OR WHO WAS NOT THE BEREANS SOURCE, AUTHORITY, OR CONSULTANTS FOR THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH?
THE MAN-MADE TRADITIONS OF THE ELDERS, SCRIBES AND PHARISEES WERE NOT THEIR SOURCE FOR TRUTH.
THE NICENE CREED WAS NOT THEIR AUTHORITY FOR THE TRUTH.
THE POPE WAS NOT THEIR CONSULTANT FOR THE TRUTH.
The Book of Mormon was not their source for the truth.
John Calvin was not their consultant for the absolute truth.
The Abstract Principles was not their source for the truth.
Martin Luther was not their authority for the truth.
The Augsburg Confession of Faith was not their source for truth.
Billy Graham was not their consultant for the truth.
The Articles of War for the Salvation army was not their source for truth.
Mary Baker Eddy was not their authority for the truth.
The Book of Discipline was not consulted in their search for truth.
Joseph Smith Jr. was not on their source list when looking for the truth.
The Statement of Fundamental Truths was not an authority they consulted for the truth.
John Piper was not on their source list for truth.
They did not examine Catholic Catechisms for authority or truth.
They did not consult the books of Rick Warren for the truth.
They did not use the Westminster Confession of Faith for their source for truth.
They did not search the books of Max Lucado for the truth.
John Knox, John Wesley, William Booth, Charles Spurgeon, C. S. Lewis, Alexander Campbell, Dwight L. Moody, nor Bishop Fulton S. Sheen were not used as consultants, nor sources, nor authority for the absolute truth.
WHY DID THE BEREANS ONLY SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES FOR TRUTH? BECAUSE GOD WROTE THE SCRIPTURES AND ONLY HE HAS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
John 14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words;and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.
The words of Jesus were that of the Father.
John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
The words of Jesus were that of the Father. The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father to teach the apostles all things.
The absolute truth source, consultant for the truth, and authority of the truth comes from the Father through Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the apostles. God's absolute truth is found in the Bible and the Bible alone.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO MEN FOR THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH, THEN YOU ARE LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.
(All Scripture from: NEW KING JAMES VERSION)