Some of the most exceptional people I
know have these big blind spots in their lives. Something about their
way of thinking, their reactions, spirituality or personality isn't
right. Of course, for the Christian, the first reaction to that is
the splinter-beam thing, where I'm wondering what the big blind spot
in my life is. Maybe it's blogging twice about the same thing,
telling the same story twice to a person...Naw, I wouldn't get off
that easy, it has got to be bigger than that.
If you're having a REALLY bad day, is
that Murphy 2.0?
I was sitting among some members of a
family, 3 generations. The oldest asked if I wanted to bring my
children to vacation Bible school. The next said I should put the
sign back up that I had at the previous residence. It's Psalm 51:6
“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts.” I explained
that the reason for the sign is so many people have heard the truth
in regards to their situation, or the information is readily
available, but they avoid it.The scientist or teacher may have seen
very strong evidence in favor of creation, but admitting it would be
to lose their job. The Mormon may realize that the Bible isn't
compatible with the other books Mormons use, but to renounce the
religion would be to alienate 5 generations of family, near and
distant relations and all between. Too high a price, so they stay
where they're at. Same goes for the Roman Catholic or the liberal.
The third generation family member
then spoke up, saying that the Bible is subject to interpretation. I
replied by saying that I wasn't talking abou the difference between a
Presbetarian and a Baptist; but rather, the difference between a
Baptist and a Mormon. Someone who because of additional books, must
suppress the inner conviction that they're living a lie.
Years ago, I think I was listening to
Frank Peretti on the radio, and he related how he was in a debate or
important conversation and had the perfect reply...three days
later. I can relate to that; not that my first reply was bad or
lacking, but having thought about the incident for awhile, like 2
weeks, I now have a second reply, should the same conversation occur
If the Bible is subject to many
interpretations, it has no meaning, no message. If you can make it
say whatever you want it to, then it says nothing. So I wondered, why
not a blank Bible? It would have a black leather cover and gold
letters, but the pages would be blank, for you to write in whatever
you wanted. One could give it to the guys who call themselves
Christian, but live in adultery or watch pornography. Or, maybe have
every other page blank, with the word 'but' or 'although' printed at
the top of the blank pages. That way people could write their excuses
after the law of God.
But you know what? It wouldn't fly;
save for maybe the liberals, they love this kind of stuff. The reason
it wouldn't fly? Because a blank Bible wouldn't allow people to take
the full word of God and twist it to justify the actions. They need
to claim His authority for what they do.
What about you? Do you need some blank
pages in your Bible?