Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Inspiration and, equally important, Sufficiency of the Scriptures

"I'm going to tell you this, on judgment day, I would rather be standing in the group of liberal politicians waiting to receive my judgment than I would be wanting to stand in the group with conservative pastors in the United States of America, and I mean that.

You can thump this bible all day long, you can talk all sorts of things, but when you stand up and you can't even give a biblical invitation do not talk to me about the inspiration of Scripture. When you deal with men's hearts with trivial little credal prayers and superstitious nonsense, dont talk to me about the infallibility of Scripture unless you're going to also say its sufficient to teach me how to invite men to Christ."
-Paul Washer from the message below


Puritan said...

Great quote and a great sermon brother.

Mr. Julio Martinez, Jr. said...

I get the spirit of this quote, however I do not think that it is entirely correct. The fact is—as Piper put it in Let the Nations Be Glad—the Christian life is not about the giving of the gospel. It is about God. This is a God-centered message. Missions exists because people do not believe. Dr. Bahnsen put it like this: an argument is not for the believer; it for those who do not in fact believe. Though I agree with Mr. Washer, I do not agree entirely.