If the Bible Were Not True

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Dr. Lisle said, “If the Bible were not true, it would be impossible to prove anything.” He’s correct again since God reveals what’s necessary for knowledge through the Bible. God is continually revealing reality to us through Scripture and every means He mentions in Scripture. He also reveals that He never conflicts with Himself, so no revelation in Scripture will conflict with any revelation in Scripture. And no revelation through His creation, prophecy, personal leading, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge, or any other form of revelation will ever conflict with Scripture.

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All Knowledge is Hidden in Christ

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All knowledge is hidden in Christ, and that’s the point of this journey. His personal leading and teaching is the only source of any truth, and without Him, assumption is all we have. Without Him, all we have left is making up stuff and calling the made-up stuff true.

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Sound Reasoning Comes From God

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The fact that we depend on God for reason is one of the truths I had trouble accepting. I don’t know if it was my pride, or perhaps I had a fleshly desire for independence from God. It may have just been that the culture had brainwashed my mind. God had to show to me that I’ll never really know Him as long as my carnal mind determines my destiny and my future since the rebellious human nature fights the Holy Spirit. In the book Real Faith & Reason Journey Volume Three we’ll look into many of the endless arguments people use to escape from acknowledging Him in all their ways. However, we have several trips to take between now and then.

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Why Don’t Christians Listen to God?

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“Most Christians don’t hear God’s voice because we’ve already decided we aren’t going to do what He says.” ~ A. W. Tozer

 

And yet, if a Christian is a follower of Christ, the act of following implies that He’s leading us. And we know that all people hear God’s voice as He reveals Himself to them in various ways. However, it may be more accurate to say that we often disregard His voice because we don’t like the righteousness and death of the fleshly nature into which He is leading us. It may also be that we don’t want to admit our dependence on Him. We may have pride in our own abilities.

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We Don’t Hear

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And yet, we don’t hear God as we ought to hear Him since the roughness of life has hardened us against God. People have hurt us in many ways, wounding us so deeply that we haven’t been able to forgive. Unforgiveness has hardened our hearts with bitterness. The manipulators have persuaded us to enter into various sins, and those sins have built a wall of separation between our God and us. They’ve convinced us of doctrines that added to God’s words or diminished God’s words and deceived us so that we can only hear those twisted doctrines when He speaks. The culture blinds us with the philosophy of naturalism, which convinces us that God can’t speak or move. Our spiritual ears have trouble hearing God’s voice. The manipulators have told us that we don’t need God to reason and that our own minds have a magic power to get knowledge that goes beyond what we can observe. They try to convince us that we can rationalize beyond our observations without the benefit of divine revelation. Of course, we can rationalize beyond our observations, but we aren’t thinking sanely when we do.

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Precise and Correct Knowledge

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“and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge. “~ Colossians 2:2b-3 Berean Study Bible

This passage speaks of knowledge, but is clearer in the original language:

all precise and correct knowledge is hidden in Christ.

We can see that God the Father has hidden this knowledge, and this knowledge is precise and correct. Mystery is whatever God the Father has hidden, and the Father has hidden all knowledge and understanding in Christ. He delights in those who humble themselves to seek Him and receive this knowledge from Him. But He’s disgusted with those who follow a vision out of their evil hearts and who lean on their fallen natural minds.

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We Must Open Our Minds

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not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:6b Berean Study Bible

 

We know the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Even though the Holy Spirit infuses the Bible with Himself, a mind closed to the Holy Spirit won’t receive anything from the Bible. A Bible will do no good to a thinker who doesn’t in any way want God or His righteousness. Still, many have read the Bible intending to ridicule the Bible, but the Holy Spirit touched them. And they responded by opening their minds to God and coming to know Jesus Christ. In these cases, God miraculously touched them and softened their hard hearts, so they began to have precise and correct knowledge of truth for the first time in their lives.

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Only the Fear of the Lord Leads to Knowledge

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Dr. Lisle also made another absolute claim: Only the fear of the Lord leads to knowledge.

At first, Dr. Lisle’s statement seemed extreme to me, and I considered it to be an exaggeration for a while because I had trouble understanding how this statement could be true. Now I understand. No one can know anything except by knowing Someone Who knows all things and Who can’t lie. And that Person must also reveal the knowledge. Only God meets this requirement. Therefore, only God can reveal knowledge. True knowledge is alive with God’s Spirit, so even revealed knowledge goes dead if we don’t allow God’s Spirit to flow. Only the fear of the Lord leads to knowledge.

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Ultimate Proof of Creation

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Dr. Jason Lisle spoke about the ultimate proof of Creation. He said something that shocked me when I heard it:

 

“If the Bible were not true, it would be impossible to prove anything because the Bible alone makes sense of those things that are necessary for knowledge. There are certain things that have to be already true in order for you to have knowledge. Consider the reliability of your senses. You really couldn’t learn much about the universe if your senses were not reliable.” ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvRy6AjeyLc

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