Saturday, March 22, 2008

Article: Discernment or criticism

Excellent article here by Roger Oakland of Understanding the Times Ministries.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link, Daniel.

Truth is seldom welcome, because it hurts and pierces right through the heart of men! Throughout her history, Israel murdered so many true prophets sent of God culminating in the crucifixion of the Messiah.

It's a little more difficult calling falsehoods out in Christian circles, unfortunately, because even those who err believe that they have the Truth on their side...


PuritanReformed said...


Agreed, and nowhere is this more evident in the juvenile, prideful circle called the Emerging Church Movement.

Carol said...

I love that site!! He's right on!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sic. and Pur.,

I agree! Is that ok with you guys?

So "Truth is seldom welcome (sic)" (remember your past participle after "is", Sic.? No pun intended.)

Who possesses the truth? Pur. or Sic. or someone else? Oh ya, I know! The bible IS truth! I know that one. Even the apostate knows that.

But who's interpretation of the Bible is considered THE truth? Yours?

Yours Truly,

Mark B.
Watchman of watchmen.

PuritanReformed said...

Mark Bark:

the Scripture's interpretation is the correct one, and the Spirit of God works in the hearts of believers to bring them to that correct interpretation. (Jn. 14:26; 1 Cor. 2:9-16).

As an aside, since you clearly deny Sola Scriptura, who is your ultimate authority? Yourself? The culture? Or the "community"?

Anonymous said...

Hey Pur.,

Aik, aik, aiks!!! "... Spirit of God works in the hearts of believers to bring them to that correct interpretation."???

You didn't answer my question, man. Yeah I know your point, but which "believers"? You know your point of view might be different from another "believer's" point of view, so which one you're talkin' 'bout man?

Your point of view or Billy Graham's point of view?

Sola Watchman Chew, eh? No? Sola Scriptura? Who r u kiddin'?

Yours Truly or Graham's Truly?

Mark B.

PuritanReformed said...


You should try spending some time reading the Puritans, the Reformers, and modern Christians like RC Sproul, John Piper, CJ Mahaney, Josh Harris, Michael Horton and James White for starters, then you will see what is meant by the Spirit interpreting Scripture. All of them btw are unaminous on the moajor issues of the Christian faith, and I wil stand with these giants of the faith in that.

As a rule, stick with those who uphold Sola Scriptura as historically formulated and you will see the amazing consensus between how we as the Church have always interpreted Scripture.

And you still have not answer my question. What is your authority then in interpreting Scripture?

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