1. Elizabeth Bennett

    The reason the Dark Ages were so bloody, violent and hateful was that the Bible was banned by the R. Catholic Church, martyrs were beheaded or burned at the stake for trying to translate the Bible from the Latin into the language of the common people and only the Pope , priests and nuns were allowed to read the scriptures, which I doubt that they did. Bibles were burned. If a commoner insisted on reading the Bible he was martyred. Very ugly, sad times. The Inquisition was going on at the same time.

  2. CW

    These fake “believers” do not like the verse from the Bible which says the Lord has exalted His Word above His own Name. IIRC, that is found in Psalm 138. The key question for any of them, in my mind, is WHERE do they get their beliefs about Christ Jesus, the Father, and everything else which is taught in the Holy Bible? Andy Stanley said Christians should emphasize the resurrection, not the Bible. Does he not realize what a nonsensical statement that is? HOW does he know about the resurrection?!? I honestly doubt his sincerity. Lord, have mercy on people who sit under such teachings.

  3. Kevin

    “God said it, I believe it, that settles it,” begs the question, “Exactly what does God actually mean in this (any) particular passage?” /We know, on the one hand, that “no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” But, on the other hand, there are nevertheless conflicting interpretations all over the place regarding Scripture. /I am concerned about the Antichrist spirit behind both dominion theology and the New Age movement. But we have to be honest about contradictions in Scripture. I would argue that when believers, even among the prophets, misattribute evil to God, they are wrongly conflating the gracious God with the legalistic killer, Satan. But God is not bipolar, He is unipolar. /The Bible exhibits progressive revelation about both God’s goodness, and the reality of Satan. Jesus, the author of life, clarified that the unchanging God is only about LIFE, but the devil is only about DEATH: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. /Question: who is right in this comparison about the unchanging God—David, or John? Psalm 5:5 “You hate all who do wrong.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son….

  4. Ralph

    Your article said “the watchman are asleep” In my case I was not asleep, I was put out of the evangelical free church my family was involved with for over 100 years. 4 generations! The old song we sang in Sunday school in the 1950’s and 60’, “I stand all alone on the word of God the B I B l E” is no longer sung in that church. The majority of the leadership has bought the lie of textual higher critism.

  5. CW

    P.S. May I post this quote by David Wilkerson about this very topic, which is entitled TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN GOD’S WORD: “Christ is the living Word of God. And when you are shut in with Him in prayer, the Holy Spirit will always lead you to God’s revealed Word. He will build up your faith by feeding you from the Bible — even while you’re in the secret closet! We are commanded: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil … Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day … And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Ephesians 6:11, 13, 17). [Wilkerson went on to say] Often when you receive specific instructions from the Lord, His Spirit will whisper, “Now turn to …”, directing you to a passage of Scripture. God’s Word will speak to you directly — telling you how to approach any situation! ::End of quote:: I can attest to this very truth in my own life. I cannot count the number of times the Lord has given me specific instruction through His written Word, by the power of His dear, mighty Holy Spirit.

  6. CW

    I too have wondered what Charles Stanley — who publicly believes the Bible without question and preaches from it — thinks about his son’s apostasy. And, yes, it is a good question, How did the SBC respond to A. Stanley’s comments? To “believers” (professed, but falsely so-called) who love to denigrate and sneer at God’s Word — my question is always, “Then what Jesus do you believe in? The Christ Jesus who is revealed to us IN the Holy Bible, or another one who is NOT?” I am convinced this is one meaning of Paul’s warning to the early church NOT to believe in “another Jesus” — one who is not revealed in the Holy Scriptures, the very Word of God. There are also those faux “believers” who say they believe ONLY in the Living Word, Jesus the Christ, but NOT in God’s written Word. This is ridiculous, too — because Jesus the Christ, whom they claim to believe in, quoted the written Word of God in the wilderness when He overcame the devil’s temptations. Plus, Jesus the True Christ confirmed the Old Testament (so many, like A. Stanley, dispute its significance under the new covenant) over and over and over again, citing historical Old Testament events — from Creation onward — which fake “believers” love to dispute. End times warning!

  7. NAncy

    Well written! Thank you very much for your wonderful defense of the Bible and *reading ( * I find that is what most emerging mean by ‘worship) of Gods word.

  8. Anna Rosa

    Sounds like the ancient tempter casting doubt; “Did God really say…?” Answer: Yes, He did! That settles it for me.

  9. Nina

    These so called Pastors (WOLFS) have been chipping away the bible since the beginning of Time. Did not the serpent tell Eve that she wouldn’t die, which contradicted what God had stated. Thousands of years later we have Pastors (snakes) telling the world the Bible didn’t say or mean that. Well if it didn’t say or mean that, and I can’t believe that it means what it says, then why should I believe these Pastors. The Bible has a longer history, credibility, and corroboration than these snarky hipsters who think the God of the Old Testament and Jesus of the New Testament are different Gods.

  10. Kathryn

    That one quote needs to be revised…into… ‘God said it, that settles it, and I believe it’. Mr Pavlovitz is just expressing his ignorance and trying to sound enlightened and relevant to an undiscerning audience. And yes, “forged in hell” is a good description. I am waiting for Charles Stanley to refute the aberrant teachings of his son, but not holding my breath. Thanks for this article. Kathryn

  11. Elizabeth Bennett

    What did the Southern Baptist Convention respond to Andy Stanley’s comments? That is my question.

  12. T. I. Miller

    a most excellent and timely article. As with so many heretical movements and doctrines they can be traced back to Satan, “hath God said?” it was pointed out to me years ago that, God said it, and that settles it, weather you believe it or not. The word of God stands alone with or without my acceptance.

  13. Ron Jones

    Excellent! I wonder if that fellow ever read Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth it unto his servants the prophets.” With that in mind, and then jumping ahead to John 1:1-2, “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. 2 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” Then over to Hebrews 4:12-13, “12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” With these things in mind, isn’t it logical to say that Jesus and the Bible are one and the same? I think so. I don’t understand it for the life of me. But I believe it. Ephesians 6:11-17 commands us to “put on the whole armour of God.” If you study the words (I love word studies), you will find that each element of that armour points directly to the Bible. My ultimate point is this: why NOT worship the Word of God, the Bible?

  14. Jeffry

    Excellent Article. I’m OK your OK and that’s OK. Really? Our world is being trained to take away The Cross, The Lord Jesus and The Bible. Our world has been infiltrated in all aspects of our life with a lie. Hath God said? Schools, government, churches, societies, clubs, colleges and seminaries. Andy Stanley, please snap out of it! Andy went to Dallas Theological Seminary. Once a pillar of the Bible and God’s defender of Truth. Dallas seminary has become in many cases like mans opinion instead of God’s Word. Deception is taking it over. All Born Again Believers need to PRAY for our leaders in the church, schools and government. This world is free falling to except The Man of Sin.

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