Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
February 18, 1971

Absolute Or Obsolete

Donald R. Givens

The Bible is either absolute, or it is obsolete. The Word of God is either our absolute standard of authority, or it is an old, out-dated obsolete book of merely human origin.

Modernists tell us that the Bible (and God) is simply the result of religious evolutionary processes. That is, men have invented "God" in their own minds and the Bible was written by men searching after a god to satisfy their religious needs. This makes God the product and creation of man; instead of man being the creation of God (Gen. 1:26, 27).

Many are so blinded and hardened by the love of sin that they wish there was no God (and therefore no Judge of their conduct.) Then, many are led to believe what they so fervently wish and they suppose themselves atheists. (Did you hear about the foolishly enthusiastic fellow who burst forth with: "I am an atheist, thank God!") Others are blinded by the vain deceit, philosophy and tradition of men and claim that the Bible is not "inspired of God, and did not come from God as "men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit." (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21). But if uninspired men wrote the Bible, why, 2,000 years later, cannot we write a better Book? At least with all of our advances and attainments, why cannot we produce an "improved edition?"

God's Word is either absolute, or it is obsolete. Which shall it be? The truth is: "no word from God shall be void of power." (Luke 1:37).

Either God created us in His own Image. . . or we created God in our own IMAGINATION.

Now, which is it?

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