2023-03-11 “Rationalism: A Danger in Today’s Christianity”(John 7:18-19)

Rationalism: A Danger in Today’s Christianity 理性主義:今曰基督教的危機“(John 約翰福音 7:18-19)

Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?


There is today an evangelical rationalism which holds the view that if we learn the Biblical text, we have got the truth which is all we need! This is the same doctrine held by Jewish religion in Jesus’ day. It will kill the truth as quickly as liberalism will, though in a more subtle way. The evangelical rationalist insists that believing the body of truth, we are on our way to heaven being unable to backslide and will get a crown in the last day! The Bible is a living book, a revelation from God. But there must be illumination before revelation can get to our soul. It is not enough that we hold an inspired book in our hands — we must have an inspired heart. Truth has a soul as well as a body!


Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for reminding us of two measures of a true teacher of the Bible, i.e. whether the teaching comes from God and the work gives glory to Him or not. You are absolutely sinless and true, always seeking the glory of Father God in heaven. May we open our heart to the illumination of the Holy Spirit and be enthusiastic in searching the Bible guarding ourselves against not keeping your word. Amen.


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