This post can be considered a follow-on to these two posts:
- What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals Taught Me
- What the Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals Did Not Teach Me
The Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals all taught me the authority of the Scriptures. The Scriptures were the work of the apostles (from whom came what we call the New Testament) and the prophets (from whom came what we call the Old Testament).
The apostles and prophets have been the bedrock of certainty in my knowledge of God. They bear unwavering witness to our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. In the Scriptures, we have what Eve did not have – a reliable written source to which we may turn in time of temptation.
The Evangelicals may fail – and have. The Charismatics may fail – and have. The Pentecostals may fail – and have. The Apostles and Prophets, however, did not fail. They remained faithful to the end – and that is why their writings have remained with us. They testified to their message of faith and hope and love with blood – their own. That is why both they and their writings are revered. They bore faithful witness to Him who loved us and released us from our sins by His blood. Their collective wisdom – for it is the wisdom of He who sent them – will last through all ages. The pages they left us are rock solid and worthy of our unwavering trust.