Mark Caserta: Man's wisdom is fallible, not God's word
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?"
Those words from Thomas Jefferson, our third president and drafter of the Declaration of Independence, are paramount for the time in which we live. For if we are to continue as the prosperous society which God intended, we must have full faith and confidence that God's Word is unlike the "grass which withers" and the "flower which fades," but is eternal and "stands forever."
It's true that some of our country's founding fathers were not Bible-believing Christians. But the very fabric of our nation was divinely inspired of God! The reference to God and his omnipotent power is reflected throughout all of our nation's founding documents, so I do not propose to "re-try" this argument before the court of our readers.
But we've all been subjected to the "guise" and "stratagem" of the progressive movement. For over a century, its goal has clearly been to methodically remove God and His influence from our society, rendering it "as a wave of the sea, tossed and driven by the wind."
God prepared us for this time by providing the "full armor" and power of His Word so we could stand firm against the schemes of all who would attempt to challenge and bring uncertainty to the biblical statutes that have governed our lives for centuries.
Liberals see God's Word not as truth, but as the primary obstacle for fundamentally changing America. They understand the efficacy of the Bible cannot be diminished all at once, but through gradually questioning its accuracy, interpretation and intent over time.
Now, while no one knows the heart of man, it's indefensible that anyone would attempt to decry the legitimacy or inerrancy of God's Word in a day and age when our country needs it so desperately.
The truth is the liberal contestation of God's Word is inconsequential in deciding the outcome of this "battle." God has already prevailed through his son, Jesus. His only desire in prolonging our life on earth is to allow as many believers to enter into His Kingdom as possible.
Defiance arises within the spirit of a believer when God's Word is questioned! Why would anyone claiming to be a believer spend more time questioning God's Word than sharing the good news of Jesus?
Even "earthly" wisdom suggests that the "unbeliever" who wrongly chooses a path to eternal destruction has more to lose than a Christian who enjoys life according to God's commandments.
Questioning the inerrancy of God's Word seeks to transcend the wisdom of The Almighty and typifies man's arrogant and pernicious nature.
I certainly don't claim to have all the answers, but I know a God who does. And I'm confident that the truth may be unequivocally found in His Word -- the Holy Bible.
Rest assured, fallibility lies in man's wisdom -- not God's.
Mark Caserta is a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.
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