The Functional Authority of Scripture

Here’s a good description of how Scripture should operate in the life of a believer:

Merely affirming that the Bible is inspired accomplishes very little. Asserting its authority isn’t much better. The inspiration and authority of the Scriptures are of value to us only so far as we change our beliefs to conform to its principles and alter our behavior to coincide with its imperatives.

(Sam Storms, in the Foreword to Note to Self: the Discipline of Preaching to Yourself, by Joe Thorn: Crowssway 2011).

This description is offered for us to cherish the Word of God as superior to to any other pretender for ultimate truth. Does the Word change us?

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