Authority. It’s one of the most used words nowadays. You see figures of authority since you are born. In a family, parents; in school, teachers; in life, policemen, law enforcement, your boss, politicians. This being said, a question that could spark in your mind, could easily be: Who has the last word, whose authority is over any other authority. Some could say the president, some the religious leader they have, however the authority exerted is as good as the power that backs it up.
We have a big controversy right now. Who is authoritative enough to tell us how to live. Equality marriage, Racism, Christianism, Fornication, Sex before marriage, Absent Fathers, Debt, Nudity and pornography. Who rules over all these? Should a priest, a pastor, a life coach, your friends, society, Allah or Jesus rule over this?
I can assure you, God’s authority; being that he is an inextinguishable, omnipotent and omnisentient and inmortal-eternal being; should be the one that prevails. He however, has entrusted the sovereignity of creation to humans. Therefore Human law is also supported and enforced by God.
We know where to find Human law. Law books, rule books, the constitution… you name it. But where can we find God’s laws? where is that place where we can reliably know what God wants, and what he will enforce with all his authority? The answer believe it or not is: The Bible.
Bible itself says: 2 Peter 1:19-20 “ And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation” ,
The Bible is the confirmes the most sure prophetic word….
-Wait a Second! – Doesnt that mean, Prophetic, that it is an omen about the future? Or something misterious, occult, non revealed? How is it that is the most assured confirmed and all of that?
I’m glad you asked! Prophetic has been assicated with future omens and all of that lately. But in the times where this passage was written, it was well understood that prophecy came out of a Prophet. An old Jew preacher that would be appointed by God and go to the people in the ancient Israel and bring God’s Word to the people.
It hasn’t changed. God’s words are the same verted in the bible, the bible acts as that ancient prophecy (ancient preachings) because It is the written Word of God, in fact all the ancient prophecies of the ancient prophets are in the Bible.
Verse 20 Surely says: “Before you fail to understand verse 19, understand that No one, No institution, no individual, has the Oficial only and solely interpretation of the Bible or the Best manuscripts, But God Himself. He had the solely intention to senf His word to Us, to revela Himself to Us in every generation and declare His plans of salvation to men. His words were sent to Say what they mean and meand what they say. No more, no less.
If you have the genuine desire to get to know God, or His truth. If your goal is that of get to meet Christ, then you have to read the Scriptures; the Bible. It is the only way God has appointed form him to be revealed to us and for Him to reveal his plans towards us.. Bible’s Authority comes firsthandedly from God.
There might be people already voicing the False belief of: “But it was written by men, the message was lost in translation”… and so on. Two verses on that:
2 Peter 1:21 “for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 5:18 “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled”
We will continue on the next post
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