The Source

The Source

Now this post will deviate somewhat from the typical ones of late in that I will not be addressing the Philippines trip memoir or using it as a spiritual diving board. What I would like to discuss with you all is about the source of all truth. Now I believe that the Bible is the God-breathed word of God, a book of truths. I bring this up because I have the privilege to listen to whatever I want to while working and music has started to get a little wearing, even Pandora has been getting repetitive. Today, I decided to listen to a sermon Podcast. I enjoyed it! I then decided to take a look into the speakers life via El Goog and found out that this person wasn’t so rooted in the word as he seemed. I don’t ever want this to be a rant blog, so I won’t go into details. I was a little taken aback, and a little disappointed. Not that I can judge him on his iniquities (God is the only one to do that), but it did make me take into question some aspects of the faith that I have purported over my life. I have come to see that I’m fairly trusting of most sources, sometimes too much so. I now see that I must take more care about listening to others commentary on the Bible and the Christian life. There are some simple truths out there, but some lies can be disguised as quaint little facts as well. Sometimes even the questions themselves are misleading. Don’t get me wrong here, I don’t think that we should only listen to certain people or sources, we should have an open ear to others who do think contrary to us. Like I said before, we aren’t the judge of what is right or wrong, we have all sinned, done wrong, missed the mark, carry baggage, or whatever. But I do think that we need to be ready to look at the word to cross reference what people say about it.