Knowing the Bible does not automatically make you more holy

http://andynaselli.com/don-carson-on-how-knowing-the-bible-does-not-automatically-make-you-more-holy#more-16547

This article was a very good reminder of the danger of pride and arrogance that can come from knowing the Scriptures and knowing Greek and Hebrew, and theology and church history.  D. A. Carson gives example of liberal theologians who know the Greek and the Scriptures but who are atheists and skeptics.

This is a good warning for us who are involved in apologetics and seeking to honestly deal with questions that come up in our evangelism with Muslims, atheists, and other secular skeptics.

It is so important for us to keep our hearts humble and loving and warm, by prayer and worship and devotion and active membership in a local church, and humble service to other people.   Let the text of Scripture result in worship, praise to God, thanksgiving, humility, and service to others.

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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