So, What is Your Authority?
Posted by David Wheaton | Saturday, August 20, 2011 | 8:00 am CT
Guest: Steve Ham, author, In God We Trust
“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).
Consider the following two statements of belief:
“Two men or two women who love each other should have the right to marry and anyone who opposes gay marriage is a bigoted hater.”
“God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman and any other type of ‘marriage’ is perverse and sinful.”
These beliefs are opposite but they share at least one thing in common: each statement is based on an authority that the person holds to be true. The first statement is based on the authority of human reasoning and the second is based on the authority of the Bible.
So the real question is: what is your authority for your collection of beliefs and ideas (i.e. your worldview) and is that authority always true?
Steve Ham, author of In God We Trust: Why biblical authority matters for every believer, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss how Scripture, God’s inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word, needs to be our unashamed authority for everything we think, say, and do.