Friday, July 4, 2014

Proper Bible Knowledge

On June 1, 2014, Pastor Mark Fitzpatrick of Arann Reformed Baptist Church in Dublin, Ireland, preached a sermon called "Christ the End of the Law" from Rom. 10:1-4.  In this sermon, he explained what proper Bible knowledge should produce in a Christian's life:

"The Jews spent their time searching the Scriptures, but they never came to know God in the Scriptures.  Christians should not think it's all about just learning the Bible.  It's not about becoming proficient in our Bible knowledge; it's about knowing God through the Bible.  We can impress other Christians with knowing where a verse is, but that's not spiritual; that's not growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ.  Is the knowledge of the Word of God enabling you to defeat sin in your life, to obey God, to walk humbly with Him, to repent daily, and to love Christ more and more?  This is what the knowledge of the Word of God must bring to you; otherwise, your knowledge is doing more damage than good."