The biggest question I have as a believer about any question is simply, “What does the Bible say about it?”
This is more concrete than, “How do I feel about it?”
This is less partial than, “What is popular?”
This is more historical than, “What is currently being taught?”
This is more divisive than, “What can we all agree on?”
This is more solid than, “What does my denomination teach?”
This changes less than, “What is culturally acceptable?”
The Bible gives us an unchanging standard for faith and for practice. It is living and active in our hearts and in the world.
Before we discuss anything, we need to stand firm on what the Bible says first.
In 1 Peter 1:24-25 there is a quote from Isaiah chapter 40,
24 For, “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, (25) but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. (NIV)
Honestly, I don’t really care what you think, feel or even believe unless you can show it to me in the Bible. The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me.