Monday, June 12

Question Everything


What do you believe? Why to you believe it?

These are two of the most important questions for any follower of Christ to ask themselves. I think it is appropriate, even vital, for followers of Christ to take a critical look at what they believe, and to test that against what the Bible says.

The Bible is the infallible word of God. It contains all we need to know. While God is infallible, people are not. Any teaching or ideas that come from people have at least the potential to be incorrect. I think that most church leaders are doing the best they can, and are trying to follow God's will and to accurately teach His word. But the fact remains that they are not perfect.

As a result, it is important for us to question everything. It's important for us to test what we believe, even things that have been "orthodox" evangelical protestant teaching for hundreds of years. There is nothing wrong with checking what we have been taught against the Bible. In fact, it's critical, because the Bible is our final authority.

Over the next several weeks, we at Quest are going to be taking a critical look at what we believe, and checking that against the Bible. I invite you to join us for that journey.

2 comments:

TheBGRT said...

Very interesting and true indeed Tim. A friend and I at work are in the midst of a neverending theological debate and one of the points that we are talking about is just that. Testing and proving everything. Hope it goes well!

ash_loren said...

hm, well, this doesn't belong here, but i don't know where else to put it...
this: http://www.rbc.org/utmost/index.php
is along the same lines of what we talked about on tuesday