Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thoughts for the morning. 1. Every heresy derives from not trusting the Word of God. 2. Every heresy flows from not fearing or loving the Word of God. Now, you may have noticed that this is nothing but looking at heresy in light of the meaning of the first commandment - "You should fear, love, and trust in God above all things" -- and tying this to the Word, to placing our knowledge of God as coming from His revealed Word. Consider this -- is there any error in the Church which doesn't stem from a lack of trust in the Word of God? Isn't that how all this sin stuff started? Did God really say? And from there everything goes down hill. And isn't this caused because we don't rightly fear what God has said... (oh, you will not die) -- isn't it because we do not love (oh, I'll be like God... well, I'll be a better one than Him!). First Commandment - it sets up everything.