1. John

    Is Andy Stanley and his book Irresistable part of this trend of thinking that Scripture is being over-emphasized?

  2. Elizabeth Bennett

    Moreland and Issler will have a lot to answer for when they stand before the Judgement seat of Christ. A relative of mine did not believe me when I told her that some in the Emergent Church are asking us to say the word Jesus 300 times daily as a substitute for prayer.

  3. JDV

    SS: “Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1:16-21 that the Bible is an even more sure word then when God spoke to them out of a cloud at the transfiguration!” Rather than one being declared as even more reliable, I see both cited as reliable.

  4. Alan

    To wizards that peep and mutter: To the word and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, there is no light in them. Nothing says it better than the word of God. This accusation of worshipping paper, ink, and leather covers is to try to invoke the word of God to condemn following the word of God. David-style meditation in the word of God is better than spilling it out in favor of an ecstatic experience. God gives us those too.

  5. jo f.

    A very wise, Godly man counseled me almost 50 years ago as a new Christian: :Look at what they do with the Bible and look at what they do with Jesus…for what they do with the Bible, they will do with Jesus and vice versa…I was in a liberal denomination at the time and realized very little was said about Jesus and very little reference was made to the Bible…but there was a lot of quoting of Ghandi, Buddha, the latest popular voice of the day…thank you for reminding us that we are in the days where we must hold fast to what we have learned…

  6. Sola Scriptura

    Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1:16-21 that the Bible is an even more sure word then when God spoke to them out of a cloud at the transfiguration! I hate to seem frustrated but the Bible is God’s voice to us…it is God talking to us as if verbally out of a cloud. Only a foolish person would say anything negative about the scriptures or try and minimize them. How do we even know who Jesus is?? The Bible of course. Peter also teaches us:“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:23-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  7. Chas

    To answer the question in the article: Yes. A certain close relative of mine (who remains staunchly RC) has chided me more than once for “worshiping the bible” since the ’70s. It happens whenever I make a simple biblical reference that contradicts the pope or any RC practice. The tendency of those in the contemplative camp to level the same charge can be traced directly to their RC sympathies. Which brings the whole mindset full-circle, since RC mystical monasticism descends directly from the same Eastern mysticism which inspires many contemplatives . Same old lie.

  8. Anna Rosa

    They are being the devil’s mouthpieces… “Did God really say?” is echoed through those words cited in that article. Yes, they want to move the body away from His divine Word. Yet God Himself says that He holds His Word even above His Name! I wish I could find at least one other Christian who does hold the Bible in the reverent regard that it should be held in! In person… just ONE! And there go the emergents, slandering true Bible believing Christians, in their mean spirited, judgmental, critical, accusing, harsh way, for doing it right! But when we call them out in a spirit of gentleness, as we should be doing, for having it wrong, they hurl that very accusation against us! Double standard for sure. They can keep their double standard. And I… will keep my double edged sword; the Word of God! ( ;

  9. David Seregow

    Thank you for this excellent article on the attack on God’s Word by the Church. If the Bible is not truth then there is no source of truth – personal experience is certainly not a source of truth. Many of the biggest, most harmful challenges to our faith are coming from within the Church.

  10. Annette D.

    Well, I have never worshiped my Bible, sangs praises to it like I do God, have lit candles around it, etc. Yes, it is holy, the words are precious and truth, it is my peace throughout the day and comfort in times of trouble. It also helps me confront those that practice false teachings, preaching, and out right lies. Of course they are afraid of Christians that read the Word of God and use it as His truth alone. There are many that write books that write truth that is supported by the Bible, but so many that don’t. I would rather answer for my actions in using His word alone, than those that will use anything that fits their idea of “truth and worship.”

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