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DIVINE AUTHORITY OR HUMAN OPINION?

by William MacDonald

When a public figure was lecturing on the need to restore values to our culture, a college student asked him, “On what do you build your values?” The speaker was flustered. He looked down and said, “I don't know”.
That's just the trouble. He had no authority. Modern man desperately needs what this man lacked—a firm foundation on which to base his judgments. He needs an infallible standard to guide him in all matters of faith and morals.
God has provided such an infallible authority in His Word, the Bible. This wonderful book provides the basis for sound judgments and wise decisions. The Bible is absolute truth. Jesus said, “Thy Word is truth.” There is no risk in following its teachings, no fear it will change from day to day.
The alternative to divine authority is human opinion. “The Bible says ... is replaced by, “I think ...” Fact gives way to feeling. There are no more absolutes; everything is relative.
We know too well that there is no u…