Green Box

Albert E. Farley

I recently learned that some are evidently teaching that some things in the Bible are "shouted" by God and some things are "whispered." According to these teachers, we commit sin when we "whisper" what God "shouts" and when we "shout" what God "whispers." One of the serious problems of such an approach, however, occurs when they begin itemizing what subjects fall into what column! It is curious that, in the above instance, the Bible subjects of divorce and remarriage fall into the category of things that ought to be "whispered."

In connection with this, I also recently received information about a book that seeks to prove that the books Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John do not belong in the teachings of the New Testament. It is even more curious that, when we get past the "smoke and mirrors," the author and his supporters center their attention upon Jesus' teachings in Matthew 19 on divorce and remarriage and seek to teach that these words are not a part of New Testament doctrine.

Dear friends, Jesus commanded, "What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops." Matthew 10:27. This is one thing we will shout: The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:17). Who would even suggest that the teachings of Jesus Christ on the subjects of marriage, divorce, and remarriage do not apply to us today? With Michael we say, "The Lord rebuke thee." Jude 9. We all need to heed the warning and admonition of James 1:19-22. Albert.


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