Sunday, May 10, 2009

Robert Reymond on Christian ministry and the Inspiration of the Bible

Here is a very interesting quote by Dr. Robert Reymond on the topic of the Inspiration of Scripture as it relates to Christian ministers:

The candidate for Christian ministry who does not believe that the Bible is God's inspired Word should not enter the ministry. He does not belong there. If he is already in the ministry he should either quit because he should never have entered it or at the very least he should tell his congregation that he does not believe the Bible is God's inspired Word so that those who have the sense not to submit to his authority, stripped bare as it is of the authority of God's Word, can leave and listen to a pastor who does believe it, because all the other doctrines of the true Faith are derived from the divinely inspired Bible and rest upon it for their authority. The doctrine of inspiration is the bedrock — the mother and guardian — of all the other doctrines of Scripture! It is that important!

— Robert Reymond, Faith's Reasons for Believing (Ross-shire, Scotland, UK: Mentor, 2008), p. 111

Do keep in mind Dr. Reymond's view of the Inspiration of Scripture is the biblical idea of Verbal, Plenary Inspiration and Inerrancy of Scripture, not the subjective inspiration of Neo-Orthodoxy or the mythological kerygma of the Neo-liberals.

4 comments:

Kai said...

Mr. Reymond is absolutely right. Thanks you for posting it. Is´t too sad that nowadays is more pastors in ministries whose deny that the Bible is true Word of God. In Sweden even one pastor was jailed for saying that homosexuality is a sin, but those who says that Jesus is not the only way to God are accepted. The gate is narrow and so is the path.

1 week ago

PuritanReformed said...

Kai:

Agreed. I hope Pastor Ake Green is doing fine now, after Sweden was pressured to acquit him.

1 week ago

Joel Tay said...

This is going to be one of my favourite quotes!

1 week ago

PuritanReformed said...

Joel:

=)