Loyal to the Word of God

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

(2 Timothy 2:15) KJV

Speaking of George Muller (1805-1898)

He intended no assault upon brethren who hold other views, when he thus plainly stated in his journal the honest and unavoidable convictions to which he came; but he was too loyal to both the word of God and to his own conscience to withhold his views when so carefully and prayerfully arrived at through the searching of the scriptures.

– Arthur T. Pierson, George Muller of Bristol

I may be guilty of assaulting brethren who hold other views, but I certainly understand what it means to be loyal to the word of God and to my conscience. Here’s a quote from the book I’m currently reading, one which I’ve read before but return to.

Ethiopia

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

(Matthew 13:7) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for March

I went to BEZA International Church expecting a blessing. My ears tingled as I strained to hear every word: God was going to tell me what to do. This is what I heard: There is a book in you that only YOU can write!

Matty’s Paradox

  • IF 1,000 years has passed for each day on earth since the 2nd day,
    • AND the earth is about 6,000 years old.
  • THEN a minimum of 2.19 billion years has passed at the radial distance of the firmament, the remote regions of the cosmos, in the same period of time.

It’s part of a theory of gravity which is at the heart of God’s plan of redemption. Here’s a brief summary of what we can do with it.

Matty’s Paradigm, Harmonization

  1. The broad narrative of scripture:
    • separation of light from darkness,
    • redemption, propitiation and salvation,
    • fulfillment of prophecy.
  2. Empirical observation:
    • earth is the center of the observable universe.
  3. History:
    • earth is about 6,000 years old.
  4. Science:
    • a source of Hydrogen for nucleosynthesis,
    • origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR),
    • a mathematical solution for black holes and dark matter,
    • the sun is less massive than the earth,
    • the remote regions of the cosmos are at minimum 2.19 billion years old,
    • the cosmos may be more than 13.8 billion years old,
    • stars will fall to earth.

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