Sunday, February 10, 2013

They're All His Words

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Peter 1:21

President Lyndon Johnson was reviewing a helicopter fleet bound for Viet Nam. He had been assigned one to ride in. A young airman spoke to the president. "Your helicopter is over here, sir." Johnson replied, "Son, they're all my helicopters."

A man told me very earnestly his church was strictly Biblical. "We stick to the Gospels," he said. Should we commend him for staying in the Gospels?

Many have expressed the belief that the words of Jesus are more valid than those of the prophets, or of the church letters. Paul is good, but Jesus was better. "Jesus had more to say about hell than anyone," they often say, ignoring He never used the word at all. If you were to answer that Paul never spoke of hell, they will use his silence to prove that the words of Jesus were of more importance.

I will take what to some is a radical track. I am saying that all who spoke by the Holy Spirit, in every age, spoke the words of God. All are of God and equally valid. On the cross Jesus cried out with the words of David, who lived and wrote a thousand years before. That is proof enough for me.

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