Friday, July 18, 2014

"We are not asked to believe the Bible"

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish evangelist and teacher, often quoted be evangelicals today. Here is a quote some might be less likely to repeat:

A spiritually-minded person will never come to you with the demand—“Believe this and that”; a spiritually-minded person will demand that you align your life with the standards of Jesus. We are not asked to believe the Bible, but to believe the One whom the Bible reveals. . . . It takes God a long time to get us to stop thinking that unless everyone sees things exactly as we do, they must be wrong. That is never God’s view. There is only one true liberty— the liberty of Jesus at work in our conscience enabling us to do what is right.