Tuesday, 06 September 2011
One of the things that has long baffled my mind about the Christian world is the notion that there is a complete canon out there. I mean at all. I have long noticed the connection between the behaviors of apostate Judaism and apostate Christianity, among which is the notion that God was finished teaching His word. Rabbinical tradition was arrayed in such a way that the Law was perfect and complete, and that the only reason one did not know everything God had taught them in the Law was because man was imperfect. Careful study of the Law, over time, would lead to knowing everything one would need to know about God.Sound familiar?Basically, understanding of His plan would require being taught constantly by the One who made the Plan. Like a parent and a child. When is a parent allowed to give up on their children? The child makes a mistake today, what do you do? Correct them. Tomorrow, they make the same mistake. A good parent corrects the again. Until when? Until the child gets it, and not a moment before.
Let's look at it this way. God is omnipotent. If He could put together a book containing everything His children would ever need to know, why did He not merely hand such a book to Adam? Personally, I think the idea that Heavenly Father's plan, a product of infinite wisdom and understanding, could be summarized in even a thousand books is a stretch.Which is exactly what the Bible shows us Heavenly Father does. He taught His children His plan, through Adam. For a time they listened. Then, over time, they grew wicked and stopped. He started teaching them again, through Noah. They listened, grew wicked, then stopped. Then through Abraham, Moses, Christ, then His Apostles. Then...who?Do you think the Bible is everything we need? Why? If not, what is the next step?