CORNERSTONE

United Reformed Church


805 Sunrise Avenue

Sanborn, Iowa

 
 
Why People Find the Bible Difficult

Not only does God address His words of truth to those who are able to receive them, He actually conceals their meaning from those who are not. The preacher uses stories to make the truth clear; our Lord often used them to obscure it. The parables of Christ were the exact opposite of the modern "illustration," which is meant to give light; the parables were "dark sayings" and Christ asserted that He sometimes used them so that His disciples could understand and His enemies could not. (See Matthew 13:10-17). As the pillar of fire gave light to Israel but was cloud and darkness to the Egyptians , so our Lord's words shine in the hearts of His people but leave the self confident unbeliever in the obscurity of moral night.

The saving power of the Word is reserved for those whom it is intended. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him. The impenitent heart will find the Bible but a skeleton of facts without flesh or life or breath. Shakespeare may be enjoyed without penitence; we may understand Plato without believing a word he says; but penitence and humility along with faith and obedience are necessary to a right understanding of the Scriptures.

In natural matters, faith follows evidence and is impossible without it, but in the realm of the spirit faith precedes understanding; it does not follow it. The natural man must know in order to believe;the spiritual man must believe in order to know. The faith that saves is not a conclusion drawn from evidence; it is a moral thing, a thing of the spirit, a supernatural infusion of confidence in Jesus Christ, a very gift of God.

The faith that saves reposes in the person of Christ; it leads at once to a committal of the total being to Christ, an act impossible to the natural man. To believe rightly is as much a miracle as was the coming forth of dead Lazarus at the command of Christ.

The Bible is a supernatural Book and can be understood only by supernatural aid.

By A.W Tozer “The Dwelling Place of God”

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Minister: Rev. Dan

Donovan


Study Phone:

  1. (712)729-3789


Home Phone:

(712) 729-5366

Sunday Worship

Services


Morning: 9:30 a.m.


Evening: 6:30 p.m.


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