It has been said, “If there is a mist in the pulpit, there will be a fog in the pew.” One of the primary teachings in the postmodern church is that Scripture is fluid and must be interpreted in accordance with current culture. The influence of the postmodern pastor and writer over the last twenty years has caused many to question doctrine. Inerrancy of Scripture is taking a hit in the church today.
The implications of this attack on doctrine is staggering.… If Scripture is unreliable or changes with the times, can we offer the world a reliable gospel? If Scripture is wrong on even one point, then the confidence of the entire Word of God is destroyed. If the Bible is unreliable, then how can we have a reliable Savior? If preachers no longer have confidence in the reliability of Scripture, then they will turn to humanistic principles to guide them. If Scripture is inaccurate, then our Bible schools will have to rely on the cold, dead, stinking-thinking of theological liberalism to teach future generations. If Scripture is God’s revelation to man, then to question its inerrancy is to imply that God has allowed His people to be deceived for centuries.
If we allow a mist in the pulpit, then we bring about our own destruction as a church. To allow liberal minded people a place in our educational institutions will destroy young minds. If we allow the attacks on doctrine and the inerrancy of Scripture to continue then we risk losing the anointing of the Holy Spirit and protection of God’s hand.
God has given us His inspired, inerrant and infallible Word. We must now stand with a prophetic voice and speak with authority and boldness His truth.
1 Peter 4:11
11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone serves, let him serve with the strength that God supplies, so that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.