Friday-"What Can Silence Do?"
Bible Reading - 2 Timothy 3: 16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Deuteronomy 29:29
Can silence authorize ?—God spoke and said all we need to know-what He wants- therefore anything else would be presumption. Silence authorizes nothing.
Does silence forbid? - The same logic that shows silence can’t authorize, forbids anything more.
Example- when a Dr. writes a prescription, the detail and exact amounts are included to get the correct medication. The Dr. doesn’t tell the pharmacist what not to give the patient. He remains silent because it’s understood to do only as is written. Cooking recipes, when calling for coconut for a coconut pie doesn’t say don’t add chocolate. It’s understood.
Thought -- If you borrow a recipe for cookies from someone and make a change to it (attempt to improve), it is no longer their recipe for cookies; it has become your version of that recipe for cookies. The Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit and written exactly as should be. If it is changed, it is no longer Gods word, but mans.
2 Timothy 4: 3,4 - “For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, wanting to have their ears tickled , they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires ; 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto myths.”
The Bible has only one correct interpretation but many applications. We must be very careful not to misinterpret a passage to derive an application we want from it.
God has spoken all He intends to speak about what we need to know spiritually to go to Heaven. When God finished, He purposefully hushed. (It would be absurd to think that maybe He just forgot to tell us something!)
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