If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? – Psalm 11.3
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. -Romans 3.4
Truly, foundations are critical to any structure. Without proper foundation the greatest of all designs will weaken and falter. Their integrity compromised, they cannot withstand realities’ rigors.
While perspective may be relative and reality may seem to vary from one view point to another, there is one viewpoint that is absolute in importance. All other ‘truths’ may be situational or depend on man’s whim. The Bible – God’s Word – separates itself as unique and superior to all else.
The challenge is to grow and have our perspective move into congruence with God’s revealed Word. The degree to which we are in alignment with His revelation is the degree we are living in reality and not fantasy or denial.
All perspective is biased. There are always assumptions prior to examination. Faith is the stuff gaps in understanding are filled with – mortar or bondo- depending on how you use it. I am a Christian that seeks to keep my bias bibliocentric.
This does not mean that I believe that truth cannot be and is not illustrated in the natural and secular worlds. On the contrary, these realms are full of such examples and displays of principles. If there is a discrepancy though, the Bible is the – canon – the yardstick that other teachings must align with. This is because it has stood against superstition and ignorance for millennia. So called science has opposed Scripture on practically every front. Eventually, after the Bible has been vindicated, the Academia claim to discover the true reality.Often, they deny or ignore their former miserly positions.
I have learned that many things in life — you either see or you don’t; and for most people it is a matter of the belief — choosing how the facts are interpreted, not the facts choosing the belief. The Fundamental Christian and the Ardent Atheist will use the same data and same facts to espouse diametric points of view.
Many sit on the fence and are fearful or just too lazy to make a commitment. Some, however, are looking or have not yet seen the importance of consciously deciding their position.
I hope these posts will serve to help educate those looking, disturb the lazy and complacent, and create friendship with many.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. – Proverbs 27:17