One final thing we will consider in this series on sound reasoning and objective logic in Bible interpretation. Consider this statement: “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he FALL.” 1 CORINTHIANS 10:12 Questions: Who is writing? What did he say? To whom did he say it? Why did he say
So what is the point of all this talk about “believing” and “obeying”? There is a particularly powerful OT passage about Abraham, so much that it is quoted three separate times in the NT (Rom. 4:3; Gal. 3:6; Jas. 2:23): “And [Abraham] believed in Jehovah, and [Jehovah] counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6).
Parents often ask questions to their children that are just plain silly. For instance, when a child spills a drink, a parent may hotly demand, “Why did you do that?” Clearly, it was an accident, and there was no “why” to it! But still we ask. Then there is my personal favorite, the mother of