Thursday, May 31, 2007

A deist doctrine of Scripture

We are familiar with a deist doctrine of creation and would reject it. It is not that God made the world and set it going like some great watch, only to stand back and let its run its course according to some mechanism he had set up. Rather, God constantly sustains and governs the world he has made.

Similarly, we must reject what might be called a deist doctrine of Scripture. It is not just that God inspired the Bible and cast it out into the world: he continues to speak it today to his people by his Spirit. Our view of the Bible is not impersonal and mechanistic: the words of God come to us afresh on his Spirit-breath as his address to us.

1 comment:

ros said...

Very nice.