Some today disdain the "old farmer" who has been quoted as saying, "God said it. I believe it. That settles it." It appears that it has become passé to base our faith solely on the word of God or to trust explicitly in the clear, simple words of the written text. We must, many seem to demand, have evidential proof of the accuracy and authenticity of the Scriptures before we feel that "others" will accept our faith.
Perhaps the evangelical Church needs reminding how emphatic is the demand for total allegiance and submission to the authority of God's word.
"Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments . . ." (Deuteronomy:4:2).
"Every word of God is pure: . . . Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar" (Proverbs:30:5,6).
"Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled" (Matthew 5:18).
"The scripture cannot be broken; . . ." (John 10:35).
"For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; . . ." (Romans:3:3,4).
(Back to Genesis, "The Dangers Of Compromise," #151, Henry Morris, Ph.D.)