24 April 2014

The Neo-orthodox Bibliolatry Dodge (NEXT! #40)

by Dan Phillips

Challenge: You worship a book. I worship the Living Word!

Response: Really? And where, pray, do you learn of this "Living Word"?



(Proverbs 21:22)

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11 comments:

Michael Coughlin said...

That's easy, from my experience. :)

Craig Masters said...

Thanks for that. One of my students (a biblical studies major) fairly recently used MacArthur and "bibliolatry" in the same sentence. I wish I had had the presence of mind to use your response here. I think your answer also works in regard to those who place too much weight on general revelation.

Randy Talley said...

And what does "a book" have to day for itself? Hebrews 4:12

Webster Hunt said...

This seems like one of those where the challenger falls into his own trap. He accuses the Biblical Christian of idolatry b/c he believes the written Word of God, not realizing that if he doesn't do the same, he commits idolatry by believing whatever Jesus he's made up in his own mind.

Mike Westfall said...

Neo-orthodox?

You mean heterodox, right?

DJP said...

That too, but I meant what I said.

Daryl said...

Well he does walk with me and talk with me and tell me I am his own...

:)

Philip said...

This one also works with liberals who deny inerrancy and want to dispute the portions of Scripture that conflict with their idealogy.

So you don't think God the Father or Jesus would say/do/think/command ______________? Tell me again where you learned about the character and nature of God that leads to you to that conclusion?

Ed Dingess said...

My answer to the bibliolatry nonsense: Ps. 56:4, 10; Ps. 119:120; 161-162.

Randy Talley said...

And let's not forget Psalm 138:2 (a pretty significant endorsement, IMHO).

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