Whom Shall I Believe?
Mary Queen of Scots once said to the reformer John Knox, referring to his teachings and those of the priests: “You interpret the scriptures in one way and they in another; whom shall I believe, and who shall be the judge?”
“You shall believe God, “ said Knox, “who plainly speaketh in His Word; and further than the word teactheth, ye shall believe neither one nor the other. The Word of God is plain in itself, and if there appears any obscurity in one place, the Holy Ghost, who is never contradictory to himself, explains the same more clearly in other places, so that there can remain no doubt but as to such as are obstinately ignorant.” (McCrie’s Life of Knox, p. 228).
How many today are like Mary? how many are perplexed by the confusion that pours forth from television, radio, press, and pulpits? Some saying one thing and some another. Whom shall I believe? God is not the author of confusion. Certainly an all wise God and a God of love would not reveal His will unto man in such a way that man could not understand what God would have him to do!
God’s word is THE source of authority in religion. Faith comes by hearing the word, Rom. 10:17. We must not permit ourselves to believe anything that man says simply because man has said it. Your salvation is at stake. You owe it to yourself to search the scriptures daily, Acts 17:11. via, The Gospel Advertiser
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