A problem for those who state “Scripture only!”

There are many who say that experience has little or no place in the final authority of Christian belief. To those who truly say and believe this, I say humbug to you. You simply have got it wrong.

  • Simply put, Scripture tells us that God pours out his love into our hearts deadened by sin.
  • Simply put, Scripture tells us that Jesus has sent the Spirit of God to convict us of sin.
  • Simply put, Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit of God is the one who makes God’s word come alive in us.
  • Simply put, Scripture tells us that Christ will come again and we will triumphantly reign in new life.
  • Simply put, Scripture tells us of Christs agonising death and his triumphant resurrection.
  • Simply put, Scripture tells us of the church’s experience of the Spirit, sin, and each other.

Scripture is simply a record of experience. God’s experience with his creation. God’s creative experience within its self. And its a record of God’s creation with its creator. And so we don’t experience God, because Scripture tells us so. No, we experience God, and its because our God is an experiential God, we can read about the experiential God we worship in the Scriptures.

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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