“Christians, who make up a majority of U.S. adults (71%), are divided over how to interpret the Bible. While about four-in-ten Christians (39%) say the Bible’s text is the word of God and should be taken literally, 36% say it should not be interpreted literally or express another or no opinion. A separate 18% of Christians view the Bible as a book written by men, not God.” (From: “5 facts on how Americans view the Bible and other religious texts” | Pew Research Center undefined.)
Imagine this! Over 60% of people who are self identified “Christians” don’t view the scriptures as something either from God or as words to take literally. WOW!
In Matthew 7:24 Jesus said ““Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” And in John 14:15, Jesus said” If you love me then keep my commandments”
So here is the real follow up question. How can “Christians” who don’t trust scripture as the word of God know they are doing God’s will or obeying his words? Answer: they can’t. Who sets their standard for absolute truth? Answer: they do. They are their own gods.
Friends, trust that the scriptures are the word of God to man. I can assure you that it will change your life. Jump in to the deep end of the pool, both feet.